2023 Oscar Predictions & Snubs

Best Sound

Winner: Elvis (David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller)
Snub: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

While sound is an essential element to any film, it was especially necessary for a movie like Elvis. While the film is a biopic, it features many concert-like scenes that focus on Butler performing as Elvis. From reimagining’s of classics (like the remix of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” with “Viva Las Vegas”) to exact recreations of Elvis’ most popular performances, the sound of this film is absolutely essential to understanding Elvis’ journey. The sound in this movie also bolsters Butler’s performance, as it highlights his strengths as a vocalist and in mastering Elvis’ sound. The sound of the many performances in this film is mixed incredibly well, and it plays such an essential role in the story that it deserves proper recognition.

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