Seven films in competition for Sound Editing Oscar

Jan 05, 2004 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Sound Editing for the 76th Academy Awards®.

The films in consideration are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Finding Nemo
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Seabiscuit
Ten-minute clip reels from each of the seven films will be screened for the Sound Editing Award Committee on January 20. The members will then vote on these films for Oscar consideration. The outcome of this vote will result in the following options: 1) if two or three productions receive the required votes they will become the nominated films in the Sound Editing category; 2) if only one film receives the required votes it will be recommended to the Academy Board of Governors for a Special Achievement Award; or 3) if no film achieves the required votes, no award for 2003 will be given in the category.

If nominees are selected they will be announced along with nominations in 23 other categories on Tuesday, January 27, at 5:30 a.m. PST. Stick with for all of your 76th Academy Awards coverage.