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Dolby Celebrates Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixers and Editors

Feb 21, 2013

Dolby audio and imaging technologies used for Academy Award–nominated films

San Francisco, February 21, 2013-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: Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, and/or the newly released Dolby Atmos™. This marks the 35th consecutive year that films released with Dolby audio technologies have earned Academy Award® nominations for outstanding sound quality.

"At Dolby, we focus on the science of sound, though the sound designers and mixers are truly the masters of the craft and know how to put the audience right in the middle of the action," said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "We look forward seeing all the nominees at the Dolby Theatre and wish them the best of luck on Oscar Sunday."

In addition, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 was used in a number of films nominated for Oscars in the Best Picture, Achievement in Cinematography, or Achievement in Visual Effects categories.

The 85th annual Academy Awards program is scheduled to be televised live from Hollywood's Dolby TheatreSM in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio by ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET.

Nominees for Achievement in Sound Editing

Argo (Stage 16 Pictures, Warner Bros.)
Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Dolby Digital

Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures)
Wylie Stateman
Dolby Digital

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, and Dolby Atmos

Skyfall (Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Eon Productions)
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Dolby Digital

Zero Dark Thirty (Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures)
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Dolby Digital

Nominees for Achievement in Sound Mixing

Argo (Stage 16 Pictures, Warner Bros.)
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Dolby Digital

Les Misérables (Universal Pictures, Working Title)
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill, and Drew Kunin
Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos

Lincoln (DreamWorks Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures)
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins
Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1

Skyfall (Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Eon Productions)
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Stuart Wilson
Dolby Digital

About Dolby Laboratories
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 in environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Atmos is a trademark of and Dolby Theatre is a service mark of Dolby Laboratories. "Academy Awards" and Oscar are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. S13/00000 DLB-G

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Dolby Laboratories
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