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Oscars: Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould Among Crafts Vets With Multiple Nominations

Special effects supervisor Neil Corbould scored a rare hat trick on Tuesday, grabbing three VFX Oscar nominations, for his work on Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi thriller The Creator, Ridley Scott’s period epic Napoleon and Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

The veteran SFX supervisor previously won Academy Awards for Gravity and Scott’s Gladiator. This year’s noms are the sixth, seventh and eighth in his career.

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He wasn’t the only veteran to score multiple Oscar nominations this season. His fellow nominee, Simone Coco, a VFX supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, also scored nominations for Dead Reckoning and Napoleon. These are Coco’s first and second nominations.

Four-time Oscar winner Richard King received a pair of sound nominations, as supervising sound editor and designer of both Christopher Nolan’s J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic Oppenheimer and Bradley Cooper Leonard Bernstein movie Maestro. These are his seventh and eighth Academy Award nominations.

In 2021, the Oscars for sound editing and sound mixing were merged into a single best sound category. A longtime collaborator with Nolan, King previously won Oscars in sound editing for the director’s Dunkirk, Inception and The Dark Knight, as well as Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Rerecording mixers and frequent collaborators Tom Ozanich and Dean A. Zupancic were nominated for both Maestro and The Creator. They were each previously nominated for sound mixing Oscars for Joker and Cooper’s A Star is Born. Zupancic earned a fifth nom for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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