8:31pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Oscars: 'Arrival's' Sylvain Bellemare Wins First Sound Editing Oscar
Sylvain Bellemare won his first Academy Award on Sunday, for sound editing on Denis Villeneuve's scifi drama Arrival.
"This [represents the work of] a lot of people from different countries, and I represent them," he said backstage. "And if the sound is good in this film, it's because of Denis Villeneuve."
Bellemare gave a shout-out to Arrival's nominated sound mixing team, Bernard Gariepy Strobl and Claude La Haye, and also said he was happy for the Hacksaw Ridge sound mixing team, which won in that category.
Arrival topped a sound editing field that included Hacksaw Ridge, whose nominees Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright won Oscars as part of that film's sound mixing team; La La Land, whose nominees Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan were the first all-women team to be nominated in this category; Deepwater Horizon; and Sully.