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‘First Man’ Oscar interviews: Exclusive chats with sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects nominees [Watch]

‘First Man’ Oscar interviews: Exclusive chats with sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects nominees [Watch]

Though it may have failed to launch in the major categories, “First Man” did manage to snag four below-the-line Academy Award bids. Directed by Damien Chazelle, this biographical drama recounts the harrowing true story of Neil Armstrong‘s historic trip to the moon. Gold Derby recently spoke with visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, sound editor and mixer Ai-Ling Lee, sound editor Mildred Iatrou, and sound mixers Frank A. Montano and Jon Taylor about their Oscar-nominated work.

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Iatrou and Lee last competed for Best Sound Editing for Chazelle’s previous film, the lavish musical “La La Land” (2016), and in both cases Lee contended for Sound Mixing as well. The duo also earned Best Sound BAFTA nominations for the two films, and Lee contended at the Cinema Audio Society Awards for both, winning for “La La Land.

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