Following Gravity’s tremendous Bafta success, the film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock went on to win several Oscars in Hollywood on Sunday, including awards for Best Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing and Visual Effects.
PSNEuropereported on the space-based drama’s Bafta victory in London last month, which saw Gravity take home the awards for Best Original Music, Best Director, Outstanding British Film and Best Cinematography.
Steven Price received the Oscar for best Original Score, which was recorded in part at British Grove and Abbey Road studios, in London.
“To all the musicians and friends who lent their talents to this score – thank you. I get to stand here, but this really belongs to all of us,” said Price in his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
“Sorry I made so much noise growing up,” he added, while thanking his family for their support.
Glenn Freemantle won the Oscar for best Sound Editing for his role as sound designer and supervising sound editor. Freemantle’s team, Skip Lievsay, (sound re-recording mixer) Niv Adiri (sound design editor/sound re-recording mixer), Christopher Benstead (music editor and sound re-recording mixer) and Chris Munro (production sound mixer) were awarded the Oscar for best Sound Mixing.
“My heart’s beating faster than Sandra’s,” said Freemantle as he accepted his award. “I’d like to thank Alfonso Cuarón (director) for an amazing film, an absolutely amazing film and the reason why I am here is because this was such a great opportunity.”
“He brought us all together and he pushed us and he pushed us, right into the middle of the night, some times longer, but it’s brilliant,” continued Freemantle.
The crew from Sound 24, Glenn Freemantle’s post-production service based at Pinewood Studios, began working on Gravity in late 2010. The team also received the inaugural AMPS award earlier this year, for excellence in the craft of sound, for their work on the film.