OSCAR HISTORY: Best Sound Editing / 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. This award was discontinued in 2021 when it was decided that there should be only one award for Sound, simply Best Sound.


2019: FORD v FERRARI     (View Film Clip)
2018: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY     (View Film Clip)
2017: DUNKIRK     (View Film Clip)
2016: ARRIVAL     (View Film Clip)
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD     (View Film Clip)
2014: AMERICAN SNIPER     (View Film Clip)
2013: GRAVITY     (View Film Clip)
2012: (tie) SKYFALL / ZERO DARK THIRTY     (View Film Clip)
2011: HUGO     (View Film Clip)
2010: INCEPTION     (View Film Clip)
2009: THE HURT LOCKER     (View Film Clip)
2008: THE DARK KNIGHT     (View Film Clip)
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM     (View Film Clip)
2006: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA     (View Film Clip)
2005: KING KONG     (View Film Clip)
2004: THE INCREDIBLES     (View Film Clip)
2003: MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD     (View Film Clip)
2002: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS     (View Film Clip)
2001: PEARL HARBOR     (View Film Clip)
2000: U-571     (View Film Clip)
1999: THE MATRIX     (View Film Clip)
1998: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View Film Clip)
1996: THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS     (View Film Clip)
1995: BRAVEHEART     (View Film Clip)
1994: SPEED     (View Film Clip)
1993: JURASSIC PARK     (View Film Clip)
1992: BRAM STOKERS DRACULA     (View Film Clip)
1991: TERMINATOR 2 : JUDGMENT DAY     (View Film Clip)
1990: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER     (View Film Clip)
1989: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE     (View Film Clip)
1988: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT     (View Film Clip)
1987: ROBOCOP     (View Film Clip)
1986: ALIENS     (View Film Clip)
1985: BACK TO THE FUTURE     (View Film Clip)
1984: THE RIVER     (View Film Trailer)
1983: THE RIGHT STUFF     (View Film Trailer)
1982: E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL     (View Film Clip)
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK     (View Film Clip)
1979: THE BLACK STALLION     (View Film Clip)
1977: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND     (View Film Clip)
1975: THE HINDENBURG     (View Film Clip)
1967: THE DIRTY DOZEN     (View Film Clip)
1966: GRAND PRIX     (View Film Clip)
1965: THE GREAT RACE     (View Film Trailer)
1964: GOLDFINGER     (View Film Clip)
1963: ITS A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD     (View Film Clip)