OSCAR HISTORY: Best Sound / Sound Mixing

Ever since the dawn of talking pictures in the late 1920's, when silent films were no more, the artists responsible for producing a film's sound have to cover a wide range of talents ... from creating sound effects that may have never even existed when the piece of film was actually shot, to making sure all the various dialogue, effects, and music are all level. The sound for a film is as critically important as a film's visuals, and over the years, these were the achievements in sound that the Academy found to be the best.


2019: 1917    
2018: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY    
2017: DUNKIRK    
2016: HACKSAW RIDGE    
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD    
2014: WHIPLASH    
2013: GRAVITY    
2012: LES MISERABLES    
2011: HUGO    
2010: INCEPTION    
2009: THE HURT LOCKER    
2008: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE    
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM    
2006: DREAMGIRLS    
2005: KING KONG    
2004: RAY    
2003: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING    
2002: CHICAGO    
2001: BLACK HAWK DOWN    
2000: GLADIATOR    
1999: THE MATRIX    
1998: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN    
1997: TITANIC    
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT    
1995: APOLLO 13    
1994: SPEED    
1993: JURASSIC PARK    
1992: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS    
1991: TERMINATOR 2 : JUDGMENT DAY    
1990: DANCES WITH WOLVES    
1989: GLORY    
1988: BIRD    
1987: THE LAST EMPEROR    
1986: PLATOON    
1985: OUT OF AFRICA    
1984: AMADEUS    
1983: THE RIGHT STUFF    
1982: E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL    
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK    
1980: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK    
1979: APOCALYPSE NOW    
1978: THE DEER HUNTER    
1977: STAR WARS    
1976: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN    
1975: JAWS    
1974: EARTHQUAKE    
1973: THE EXORCIST    
1972: CABARET    
1971: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF    
1970: PATTON    
1969: HELLO, DOLLY!    
1968: OLIVER!    
1967: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT    
1966: GRAND PRIX    
1965: THE SOUND OF MUSIC    
1964: MY FAIR LADY    
1963: HOW THE WEST WAS WON    
1962: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA    
1961: WEST SIDE STORY    
1960: THE ALAMO    
1959: BEN-HUR    
1958: SOUTH PACIFIC    
1957: SAYONARA    
1956: THE KING AND I    
1955: OKLAHOMA!    
1954: THE GLENN MILLER STORY    
1953: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY    
1952: BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER    
1951: THE GREAT CARUSO    
1950: ALL ABOUT EVE    
1949: TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH    
1948: THE SNAKE PIT    
1947: THE BISHOP'S WIFE    
1946: THE JOLSON STORY    
1945: THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S    
1944: WILSON    
1943: THIS LAND IS MINE    
1942: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY    
1941: THAT HAMILTON WOMAN    
1940: STRIKE UP THE BAND    
1939: WHEN TOMORROW COMES    
1938: THE COWBOY AND THE LADY    
1937: THE HURRICANE    
1936: SAN FRANCISCO    
1935: NAUGHTY MARIETTA    
1934: ONE NIGHT OF LOVE    
1932 / 33: A FAREWELL TO ARMS    
1931 / 32: Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department (not for a specific film)    
1930 / 31: Paramount Publix Studio Sound Department (not for a specific film)    
1929 / 30: THE BIG HOUSE