Todd-AO Stage, Hollywood

Inglorious Basterds' Mike Minkler and Tony Lamberti, Sherlock Holmes' Hans Zimmer Each Nominated

Congratulations to the sound mixing team of Michael Minkler and Tony Lamberti, as well as veteran composer Hans Zimmer on their Academy Award® Nominations announced earlier today.

Minkler and Lamberti were nominated for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing for Inglourious Basterds that was dubbed on a dual-operator System 5 digital audio mixing system at Todd-AO Hollywood’s newly upgraded Stage 1. The pair shares the nomination with Production Mixer, Mark Ulano.

Similarly Zimmer was nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, for his original score of the film Sherlock Holmes. A longtime client, Zimmer creates his world-class music using his two Euphonix System 5 digital mixing systems installed at his Santa Monica-based studio, Remote Control Productions.

Inglourious Basterds marks the eleventh Oscar nomination for Minkler, who has previously won three times for Black Hawk Down and Dreamgirls, which were also mixed on the Avid mixing systems, and Chicago. It’s Zimmer’s eighth nomination, who is looking for another win since his first Oscar for the score of The Lion King. This is Lamberti’s first nomination.

Mixing teams on movies dubbed with Avid consoles have been nominated for Sound Mixing Oscar’s every year since 2001 and have won the coveted award six times, including last year’s breakout hit Slumdog Millionaire mixed at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom.

The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented live on Sunday March 7th in Los Angeles Kodak Theatre.