Oscar nomination marks 15 straight years for alumni
SF State alumni continue to make their presence felt on the red carpet.
Christopher Boyes (B.A. '75) has received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Mixing for his work on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," marking the 15th year in a row that SF State alumni have been nominated for Academy Awards. The nomination is Boyes' 11th overall.
Boyes' career has included sound work on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. He has won an Academy Award four times: Best Sound Effects Editing, 1998, "Titanic;" Best Sound Editing, 2003, "Pearl Harbor;" Best Sound Mixing, 2003, "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King;" and Best Sound Mixing, 2006, "King Kong." He has also been nominated for his work on "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Iron Man" and "Avatar."