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San Francisco—Feb 22, 2012

Dolby Congratulates Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors, Mixers, and Cinematographers

Dolby audio and imaging technologies used for Academy Award–nominated films
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that all Oscar®-nominated films in the Achievement in Sound Editing and Achievement in Sound Mixing categories were released with Dolby® audio technologies.In addition, the Dolby Professional Video Reference Monitor was used in a number of Oscar-nominated films in the Achievement in Cinematography category.

“From everyone at Dolby, we want to congratulate the nominees and thank them for trusting Dolby technologies in their award-nominated work,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. “We’re excited to continue to provide the leaders of the audio and imaging world with the services and technologies they need to produce such amazing movies.”

This marks the 34th consecutive year that films released with Dolby audio technologies have earned Academy Award®nominations for outstanding sound quality. Recognized as the de facto standard for high-quality audio in cinema, Dolby’s audio technologies—including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX™, and Dolby Surround 7.1 formats—have dramatically enhanced the moviegoing experience.

Since the launch of Dolby Surround 7.1 in June 2010, more than 50 feature films have been released or are set to be released in this format, including three of the five films nominated in the category of achievement in sound mixing: Paramount Pictures’ Hugoand Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Touchstone Pictures’ War Horse. With Dolby Surround 7.1 reaching approximately 3,400 global installations, studios are embracing the latest audio format globally.

Last year, the company launched the Dolby Professional Video Reference Monitor, an extremely consistent, accurate reference monitor for creating any type of color-critical content. The award-winning Dolby Professional Reference Monitor was used on films nominated for cinematography, including Sony Pictures Releasing’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Touchstone’s War Horse.
 
The 84th annual Academy Awards program is scheduled to be televised live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio by ABC on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET.
 
Nominees for Achievement in Sound Editing
Drive (FilmDistrict, a Bold Films, OddLot Entertainment, and Marc Platt Production)
Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
Dolby Digital
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
Ren Klyce
Dolby Digital
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures Production)
Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Nominees for Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Bo Persson
Dolby Digital
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Moneyball (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures Production)
Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, and Ed Novick
Dolby Digital
 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures Production)
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Peter J. Devlin
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, and Stuart Wilson
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1
 
Nominees for Achievement in Cinematography
The Artist (The Weinstein Company, a La Petite Reine/Studio 37/La Classe Americaine/JD Prod/France3 Cinema/Jouror Productions/uFilm Production)
Guillaume Schiffman
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures Releasing, a Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Production)
Jeff Cronenweth
 
Hugo (Paramount Pictures, a Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production)
Robert Richardson
 
The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight, a River Road Entertainment Production)
Emmanuel Lubezki
 
War Horse (Touchstone, a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment Production)
Janusz Kaminski
 
About Dolby Surround 7.1
The latest innovation from a pioneer in cinema sound, Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the spatial dimension of soundtracks and enhances audio definition. The result is full-featured audio that better matches the visual impact of movies.
 
Enabling content creators to mix in a discrete 7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels in a movie theater environment. The four surround zones incorporate the traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in panning 360 degrees around the theater.
 
About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor
Filling the gap left by the CRT, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor delivers true blacks, exceptional dark detail, high contrast, wide dynamic range, and precise color rendering. It is one of the most consistent, accurate reference monitors for creating any type of entertainment content.
Dolby Contacts: Sales:
DDCinfo@dolby.com

Media Contact:
Joshua Gershman
Dolby Laboratories
415-645-5611
Joshua.gershman@dolby.com
Dolby Web Site:
About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Directory page Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Web Site
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