Oscars 2020: Donald Sylvester takes home Best Sound Editing award for 'Ford v Ferrari'
He beat stalwarts who were nominated for 'Joker', '1917' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
It is finally the biggest night in the world of cinema — The Oscars — and we all know that even a good story with all the right cinematic angles and photographic expertise can flop if there isn't that right vibe known as background music. Just as crucial to the plot the original score or soundtrack might be, there's no denying that without proper editing, the movie will be like a really savory dish minus the salt.
2019 saw excellence in the field through the 92nd Academy Award nominations for Best Sound Editing being
Donald Sylvester for 'Ford v Ferrari'
Alan Robert Murray for 'Joker'
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate for '1917'
Wylie Stateman for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Matthew Wood and David Acord for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
The 2020 Oscar for Best Sound Editing went to 'Ford v Ferrari'. This was the first Oscar and nomination for Donald Sylvester and chronicles the racing legend Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby, who designed the fastest Ford to trump Ferrari at the 24- hour Le Mans. The award was presented to Sylvester by Oscar Isaac and Salma Hayek.
Airing live from the Dolby Theatre, the 2020 Oscars' Red Carpet began at 6.30 pm ET. The main event started at 8 pm ET.