21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing for ‘Speed’ (1994)


In the weeks leading up to the 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives.

Among 21CF’s many Oscar nominations this year, “The Shape of Water” is up for awards in the categories of Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

At the 67th Academy Awards, the movie “Speed” (produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox) won both of these categories. Stephen Hunter Flick took home the award for his work in Sound Effects Editing (now known as Sound Editing); and Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer and David R.B. MacMillan won for their contribution in the category of Sound (now Sound Mixing). The sound in this film was mixed in Dolby Stereo, a technology that was brought into wide use by the release of “Star Wars” (1977).

Please enjoy these image selections from the movie Speed, which are part of the 20th Century Fox Archive’s Photography and Art Collections.

The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox studios: props, set decoration, photographs, art department and publicity materials from our film and television productions, and from the 20th Century Fox studio itself. We work primarily with internal Fox groups but also from time to time with outside organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.