CSS Studios Announces Academy Award Nominations for Todd-AO, Soundelux

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CSS Studios announces that creative talent from CSS Studios’ Todd-AO and Soundelux are among the nominees in the 82nd Academy Awards.

Todd-AO’s Michael Minkler and Tony Lamberti have been nominated for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing for Inglourious Basterds. They share the nomination with Production Mixer Mark Ulano. This is the eleventh nomination for Minkler, who has won the award three times (most recently in 2007 for Dreamgirls). This is Lamberti’s first nomination.

Supervising Sound Editor Wylie Stateman of Soundelux is nominated for Best Achievement in Sound Editing, also for Inglourious Basterds. This is Stateman’s fifth Oscar nomination.

Watch the 'Inglourious Basterds' Sound for Film Profile, in which we talk with sound re-recording mixers Michael Minkler and Tony Lamberti.

Soundelux Supervising Sound Editors Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin are also nominated for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for their work on Star Trek. This is Stoeckinger’s second Oscar nomination and Rankin’s first. Star Trek also received a nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, with the nominees including Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin.

Watch the 'Star Trek' Sound for Film Profile, in which supervising sound editors Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin, and sound designers Scott Gershin, Ann Scibelli and Tim Walston talk about the approach and sound design behind the 11th film based on the Star Trek franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams.

“Michael, Tony, Wylie, Mark and Alan are exceptional artists and we take pride in celebrating their success,” says CSS Studios President Robert C. Rosenthal. “These nominations provide the ultimate recognition for these very talented professionals and their teams for their hard work and dedication to the craft of sound.”

Additionally, Re-Recording Mixer Gary Summers of Todd-AO received two nominations for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing as part of the teams on Avatar and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Watch the 'Transformers 2' Sound for Film Profile.

The 82nd Academy Awards will be held on March 7 in Los Angeles.

For more information on these facilities, visit www.toddao.com and www.soundelux.com.