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'No Time To Die' sound editor eviscerates Academy Awards

02-Apr-2022 • No Time To Die

Paul Massey, the re-recording Sound Mixed on 'No Time To Die', has lambasted the Academy Awards ceremony despite himself being nominated for an Oscar this year. The Best Sound catergory was one of 8 that the Academy decided to award before the telecast and then cut snippets of their acceptance speeches into the main show.

“I hope you are hiding in shame and regret today,” wrote Oscar winning rerecording mixer Paul Massey in an email that he says he sent to Academy president David Rubin on Monday. “That was truly the WORST Oscar show ever to go on air. Fat, bloated, with no directive to keep it within three hours as we in the eight pre-recorded categories were promised. We were excluded for no reason.”

Massey, who this year received his 10th nomination, for No Time to Die, continued in his assessment of the show: “Full of over-indulgent intros with no regard for the talent that makes up the membership of the Academy … except for those truly above the line. The class system has NEVER been on such display as it was last night.”

The Academy did not comment for The Hollywood Reporter's piece.


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