Satellite Award for Best Sound
Awarded forBest Sound
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Press Academy
First awarded1999
Currently held byPaul Hsu and Tod A. Maitlandtick, tick... BOOM! (2021)

The Satellite Award for Best Sound is one of the annual Satellite Awards given by the International Press Academy.

Winners and nominees


Year Film Recipient(s)
1999 Sleepy Hollow Gary Alper, Skip Lievsay, and Frank Morrone
Buena Vista Social Club Jerry Boys, Martin Müller, and Elmo Weber
The Emperor and the Assassin (Jing ke ci qin wang) Jing Tao
Eyes Wide Shut Paul Conway and Edward Tise
The Sixth Sense Allan Byer and Michael Kirchberger
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Tom Bellfort and Matthew Wood


Year Film Recipient(s)
2000 Dinosaur Frank E. Eulner
Chicken Run Graham Headicar and James Mather
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Eugene Gearty
Mission: Impossible 2 Mark P. Stoeckinger
The Perfect Storm Keith A. Wester
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Christopher Boyes, Gethin Creagh, Hammond Peek, and Michael Semanick
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Daniel Hamood
Jurassic Park III Howell Gibbens
Moulin Rouge! Guntis Sics
The Others Tim Cavagin and Ricardo Steinberg
2002 Solaris Larry Blake
Gangs of New York Philip Stockton
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Hammond Peek, and Michael Semanick
Minority Report Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Signs Richard King
2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Doug Hemphill, Richard King, Paul Massey, and Art Rochester
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga, Wylie Stateman, and Mark Ulano
The Last Samurai Mark P. Stoeckinger
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King David Farmer, Mike Hopkins, and Ethan Van der Ryn
Mystic River Bub Asman, Christopher Boyes, Alan Robert Murray, Michael Semanick, and Gary Summers
Seabiscuit Anna Behlmer, Tod A. Maitland, and Andy Nelson
2004 Collateral Elliott Koretz, Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga, and Lee Orloff
The Aviator Tom Fleischman, Eugene Gearty, Petur Hliddal, and Philip Stockton
Code 46 Joakim Sundström
House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) Jing Tao
The Phantom of the Opera Anna Behlmer, Tony Dawe, Martin Evans, and Andy Nelson
Spider-Man 2 Susan Dudeck, Joseph Geisinger, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Kevin O'Connell, Paul N. J. Ottosson, and Greg P. Russell
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Paul Brincat, Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, and Matthew Wood
Kung Fu Hustle (Kung Fu) Paul Pirola
Rent Sally Boldt and Rob Cavallo
Sin City Paula Fairfield, William Jacobs, Carla Murray, Sergio Reyes, John Pritchett, and Robert Rodriguez
The White Countess Michael Barry, Martin Czembor, Robert Hein, and Ludovic Hénault
2006 Dreamgirls Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton, Michael Minkler, and Richard E. Yawn
Babel José Antonio Garcia, Martin Hernández, Christian P. Minkler, and Jon Taylor
The Da Vinci Code Anthony J. Ciccolini III, Kevin O'Connell, and Greg P. Russell
Flags of Our Fathers Bub Asman, David E. Campbell, Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John T. Reitz, and Gregg Rudloff
X-Men: The Last Stand Doug Hemphill, Rick Kline, John A. Larsen, and Steve Maslow
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Kirk Francis, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers, Scott Millan, and David Parker
300 Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Eric A. Norris, and Patrick Rousseau
The Golden Compass Glenn Freemantle, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Mark Taylor
I Am Legend Rick Kline, Skip Lievsay, Tod A. Maitland, and Jeremy Peirson
La Vie en Rose (La Môme) Jean-Paul Hurier and Nikolas Javelle
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Christopher Boyes, Paul Massey, Lee Orloff, and George Watters II
2008 The Dark Knight Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, and Gary Rizzo
Australia Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, and Wayne Pashley
The Day the Earth Stood Still Bill R. Dean and David Husby
Iron Man Christopher Boyes
Quantum of Solace Jimmy Boyle, Martin Cantwell, Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Mark Taylor
WALL-E Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
2009 2012 Jeffrey J. Haboush, Michael Keller, Rick Kline, Michael McGee, and Paul N. J. Ottosson
It Might Get Loud Joel Dougherty and Chuck Fitzpatrick
Nine Roberto Fernandez, Jim Greenhorn, Wylie Stateman, and Renée Tondelli
Red Cliff (Chi bi) Steve Burgess and Roger Savage
Terminator Salvation Ron Bartlett, Cameron Frankley, Mark Ulano, and Richard Van Dyke
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Erik Aadahl, Geoffrey Patterson, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, and Ethan Van der Ryn


Year Film Recipient(s)
Unstoppable Beau Borders, William B. Kaplan, Kevin O'Connell, and Mark P. Stoeckinger
127 Hours Douglas Cameron, Glenn Freemantle, Steven C. Laneri, Richard Pryke, and Ian Tapp
Inception Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, and Gary Rizzo
Iron Man 2 Christopher Boyes, Frank E. Eulner, and Lora Hirschberg
Nowhere Boy Simon Chase, Paul Cotterell, John Midgley, and Martin Trevis
Secretariat Kami Asgar, Beau Borders, David O. Daniel, Sean McCormack, and Kevin O'Connell
Shutter Island Tom Fleischman, Eugene Gearty, Petur Hliddal, and Philip Stockton
Drive Lon Bender, Robert Eber, Victor Ray Ennis, Robert Fernandez, and Dave Paterson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Mike Dowson, Stuart Hilliker, James Mather, Adam Scrivener, and Stuart Wilson
Super 8 Anna Behlmer, Ben Burtt, Andy Nelson, Mark Ulano, and Matthew Wood
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Erik Aadahl, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, and Ethan Van der Ryn
The Tree of Life Erik Aadahl, Craig Berkey, Kirk Francis, Jeremy Peirson, John Pritchett, and Christopher Scarabosio
War Horse Richard Hymns, Tom Johnson, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Stuart Wilson
Les Misérables Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Lee Walpole, and John Warhurst
Flight William B. Kaplan, Dennis Leonard, Dennis S. Sands, and Randy Thom
Kon-Tiki Baard H. Ingebretsen and Tormod Ringnes
Life of Pi Ron Bartlett, Eugene Gearty, Drew Kunin, and Philip Stockton
Prometheus Ron Bartlett, Victor Ray Ennis, Simon Hayes, Doug Hemphill, and Mark P. Stoeckinger
Snow White and the Huntsman Craig Henighan, Chris Munro, and Andy Nelson
Gravity Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, and Chris Munro
All Is Lost Micah Bloomberg, Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns, and Brandon Proctor
Captain Phillips Chris Burdon, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Oliver Tarney, and Mark Taylor
Elysium Craig Berkey, David Husby, Christopher Scarabosio, and Dave Whitehead
Inside Llewyn Davis Peter Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, and Paul Urmson
Rush Danny Hambrook, Frank Kruse, and Markus Stemler
Whiplash Thomas Curley, Craig Mann, and Ben Wilkins
Gone Girl Steve Cantamessa and Ren Klyce
Into the Woods John Casali, Michael Keller, Blake Leyh, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Renée Tondelli
Noah Craig Henighan, Ken Ishii, and Skip Lievsay
Snowpiercer Anna Behlmer, Taeyoung Choi, Mark Holding, and Terry Porter
Transformers: Age of Extinction Erik Aadahl, Peter J. Devlin, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Ethan Van der Ryn
The Martian Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, and Mark Taylor
Inside Out Tom Johnson, Doc Kane, Ren Klyce, Shannon Mills, and Michael Semanick
Jurassic World Christopher Boyes, Kirk Francis, Pete Horner, Al Nelson, and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Mad Max: Fury Road Scott Heckler, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, and David White
Sicario Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, John T. Reitz, and William Sarokin
Spectre Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers, Scott Millan, Gregg Rudloff, and Stuart Wilson
Hacksaw Ridge Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O'Connell, and Andy Wright
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Erik Aadahl, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, and Ethan Van der Ryn
Allied Brandon Proctor, Dennis S. Sands, Bjorn Ole Schroeder, and Randy Thom
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill
The Jungle Book Christopher Boyes, Frank E. Eulner, Lora Hirschberg, and Ron Judkins
La La Land Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Steven A. Morrow, and Andy Nelson
Dunkirk Alex Gibson, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten
Blade Runner 2049 N/A
Coco N/A
Darkest Hour N/A
Logan N/A
War for the Planet of the Apes N/A
A Quiet Place Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, and Ethan Van der Ryn
Black Panther N/A
First Man N/A
Mary Poppins Returns N/A
Roma N/A
A Star Is Born N/A
Ford v Ferrari David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, and Donald Sylvester
1917 Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor, and Stuart Wilson
Avengers: Endgame Tom Johnson, Daniel Laurie, Shannon Mills, Juan Peralta, and John Pritchett
Joker Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, and Dean A. Zupancic
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, Wylie Stateman, and Mark Ulano
Rocketman Matthew Collinge and John Hayes


Year Film Recipient(s)
Sound of Metal Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc, and Carolina Santana
Mank Ren Klyce, Drew Kunin, Jeremy Molod, Nathan Nance, and David Parker
The Midnight Sky Todd Beckett, Danny Hambrook, Dan Hiland, Bjorn Ole Schroeder, and Randy Thom
Nomadland Sergio Díaz, Zach Seivers, and M. Wolf Snyder
The Prom David Giammarco, Gary Megregian, Steven A. Morrow, and Mark Paterson
Tenet Willie D. Burton, Richard King, Kevin O'Connell, and Gary Rizzo
tick, tick... BOOM! Paul Hsu and Tod A. Maitland
Belfast Niv Adiri, Simon Chase, James Mather, and Denise Yarde
Dune Ron Bartlett, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, and Mac Ruth
The Harder They Fall Ron Bartlett, Clint Bennett, Doug Hemphill, Richard King, and Anthony Ortiz
The Last Duel Daniel Birch, Stéphane Bucher, David Giammarco, Paul Massey, William Miller, and Oliver Tarney
The Power of the Dog Richard Flynn, Leah Katz, Robert Mackenzie, Tara Webb, and Dave Whitehead


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  2. ^ "2011 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  3. ^ "2012 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  4. ^ "2013 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  5. ^ "2014 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  6. ^ "2015 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  7. ^ "2016 | Categories". International Press Academy.
  8. ^ "2017 Winners". International Press Academy.
  9. ^ "2018 Winners". International Press Academy.
  10. ^ "2019 Winners". International Press Academy.
  11. ^ "2020 Winners". International Press Academy.
  12. ^ "2021 Winners". International Press Academy.