Year: 2004 (77th) Academy Awards
Category: Sound Mixing
Film Title: Ray
Winner: Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa
Presenter: Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz (presented with all nominees in the category on stage)
Date & Venue: February 27, 2005; Kodak Theatre
Wow. It's impossible to express how lucky we were to work on a film about the gentleman Ray Charles. The storytelling allowed us to use sound and we were very lucky that Taylor Hackford, our director, gave us that freedom. And we have to thank Stuart Benjamin, our producer. We have to thank everybody at Bristol Bay. We have to thank Bill Brown, and Lisa Dennis, and Paul Hirsch, our picture editor. And sound editorial, Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg. We have to thank Curt Sobel, our music editor. And, please, we'd like to thank our support staff, Fred Peck and...
I'd like to thank my crew: Gary Thomas and Scott LaRue and Aaron Zeller. Thank you.
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