Oscar frontrunner “Dune” reaped three bids across the six film categories as did two of its closest Oscar rivals, “The Matrix Resurrections” and “A Quiet Place Part II” (plus “Nightmare Alley”). The other two expected Oscar nominees — “Belfast” and “West Side Story” — had to make do with one nomination apiece from the Mpse.
The upcoming Oscars mark the second year for the new Best Sound category, which combines Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. There can be up to six nominees from a film: one production sound mixer, two supervising sound editors and three re-recording mixers. Last year, “Sound of Metal” won this award after being shut out by the Mpse despite a leading five bids.
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