While the entire world sits in anticipation of Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” to see if long overdue cinematographer Roger Deakins will score his first Academy Award, there are still other overdue craftsmen aching for the same recognition. One of them is 16-time Oscar nominee and Sound Mixer Greg P. Russell who worked on both Tate Taylor’s “Get on Up” and Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” While the prestige of working on a musical biopic looked like the safer bet in the first half of the year, his work on Bay’s latest may have the goods to score him another citation from AMPAS. He’s also coming off a big loss for Sam Mendes’ “Skyfall” two years ago, for which he lost out to Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.”
Variety just did a video interview on Russell along with re-recording mixer Scott Millan who has a staggering four Oscars for “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Ray,” “Gladiator,” and “Apollo 13.”
Are the two seeking Oscar glory once again this year with Bay’s “big robots?” Time will tell.
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