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Singaporean Sound Editor Ai-Ling Lee Nominated for 2 Oscars!

By Flora  /  17 Feb 2017 (Friday)

Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter

Singaporean Ai-Ling Lee is up for two golden Oscar statuettes at the upcoming Academy Awards for her brilliant sound work on the critically acclaimed musical La La Land.

Together with Mildred Iatrou Morgan, they have been nominated for Best Sound Editing and Lee is also up for Best Sound Mixing with Andy Nelson and Steve A. Morrow for the Damien Chazelle-directed musical film. Both are now part of cinematic history as the first female team in a category traditionally dominated by men.

To top it all, according to Variety, she is the first Asian woman to be nominated in the sound editing category! 

(La La Land Leads Oscars Nominations with 14 Nods!) 

Additional reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, shared that Lee grew up watching movies with an audiophile father with a great home theatre. “Although he doesn't understand much English, he loves watching Hollywood films. Growing up, we watched a lot of movies — and some movies a lot of times, like Terminator 2 or Jurassic Park. I was amazed at how much the sound helps heighten the experience and helps bring the audience into the world of the film.”

Lee’s previous sound work includes blockbusters such as Spider-Man 2 (2004), Tangled (2010), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Deadpool (2016).


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