Oscars: Crafts Nominees to Watch

This year's contenders include past winners, seasoned vets and notable newcomers.
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From left: Mark Ulano, Thelma Schoonmaker, Robert Richardson

This year's Oscar nominees in the crafts areas include past winners, seasoned vets and some notable newcomers.

Martin Scorsese's longtime editor and three-time Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker earned her eighth Oscar nomination for The Irishman; she is now tied with Michael Kahn for the most category nominations, and with her three previous wins she is currently tied with Kahn and the late Daniel Mandell and Ralph Dawson. Schoonmaker and Scorsese have been working together since they teamed on 1970's Woodstock.

Three-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson earned his 10th nomination for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He has previously won Oscars for JFK, The Aviator and Hugo. The late Leon Shamroy and Joseph Ruttenberg share the record of four cinematography Oscar wins.

In cinematography, Roger Deakins earned his 15 nom for Sam Mendes' 1917. He won an Oscar for 2017's Blade Runner 2049.

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams earned his 47th Oscar nom, extending his category record.

Randy Newman scored his ninth nom for original score and 13th for original song, while Thomas Newman earned his 15th nom for original score. This brings the total number of nominations for the Newman family (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy) to 93, more than any other clan.

Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Joker) is the ninth woman nominated in the music scoring categories.

Diane Warren received her 11th Oscar nom for "I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough.

Sandy Powell earned her 15th Oscar nom for The Irishman, She is a three-time Academy Award winner (The Young Victoria, The Aviator, Shakespeare in Love).

Production sound mixer Mark Ulano was twice nominated in sound mixing, for Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He previously won an Academy Award for Titanic.

Also nominated for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's sound mixing are three-time Oscar winner Michael Minkler and his son, Christian Minkler. With these mentions, three generations of Minklers have now been Oscar-nominated in the sound mixing category. Bob and Lee Minkler, whose nephew is Michael, were also nominated. Combined, the four Minklers have earned a total of 16 noms and four wins.

Ad Astra's nominated sound mixing team also includes Gary Rydstrom, a seven time-Oscar winner, who on Monday morning earned his 19th nom spanning the categories of sound mixing and sound editing (previously named sound and sound effects editing), as well as animated short (he directed and co-wrote Pixar's 2006 short Lifted).

Joker's two-time Oscar-winning supervising sound editor Alan Robert Murray earned his 10th nom in sound editing (previously named sound effects editing). He has previously won Oscars for American Sniper and Letters From Iwo Jima.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's supervising sound editor Wylie Stateman earned his ninth Oscar nomination for Quentin Tarantino's 1969-set story.