OSCAR HISTORY: Best Sound / Sound Effects Editing

Initially presented as an award for sound effects editing, it has since become known as simply Sound Editing. Much like the film editor, the Sound Editor has to match the sound for the film to the cut of the film, creating layered mixes which must seamlessly meld together. For their achievements, the Academy has found these to be the best.


2019: FORD v FERRARI    
2018: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY    
2017: DUNKIRK    
2016: ARRIVAL    
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD    
2014: AMERICAN SNIPER    
2013: GRAVITY    
2012: (tie) SKYFALL / ZERO DARK THIRTY    
2011: HUGO    
2010: INCEPTION    
2009: THE HURT LOCKER    
2008: THE DARK KNIGHT    
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM    
2006: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA    
2005: KING KONG    
2004: THE INCREDIBLES    
2003: MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD    
2002: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS    
2001: PEARL HARBOR    
2000: U-571    
1999: THE MATRIX    
1998: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN    
1997: TITANIC    
1996: THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS    
1995: BRAVEHEART    
1994: SPEED    
1993: JURASSIC PARK    
1992: BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA    
1991: TERMINATOR 2 : JUDGMENT DAY    
1990: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER    
1989: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE    
1988: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT    
1987: ROBOCOP    
1986: ALIENS    
1985: BACK TO THE FUTURE    
1984: THE RIVER    
1983: THE RIGHT STUFF    
1982: E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL    
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK    
1979: THE BLACK STALLION    
1977: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND    
1975: THE HINDENBURG    
1967: THE DIRTY DOZEN    
1966: GRAND PRIX    
1965: THE GREAT RACE    
1964: GOLDFINGER    
1963: IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD