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February 18, 2009

Dolby Applauds Oscar Nominated Sound Editors and Mixers

Films Nominated for Achievement in Sound Editing and Mixing Released With Dolby Audio Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 would like to congratulate all the sound editors and sound mixers nominated for this year's Academy Awards," said David W. Gray, Vice President, World Wide Production Services, Dolby Laboratories. "It's a tribute to the quality of Dolby audio to have all of these great films utilizing our technology."

This marks the 31st 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 and Dolby Digital Surround EXTM, have dramatically enhanced the cinema-going experience.

The 81st annual Academy Awards are scheduled to be televised live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 by the ABC Television Network on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET.

Nominees for Achievement in Sound Editing include:

 

The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Richard King
Dolby Digital
 

Iron Man (Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment)

Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
Dolby Digital
 

Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)

Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers
Dolby Digital
 

WALL-E (Walt Disney Pictures)

Ben Burtt, and Matthew Wood
Dolby Digital Surround EX
 

Wanted (Universal Studios)

Wylie Stateman
Dolby Digital
 

Nominees for Achievement in Sound Mixing include:

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment)

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Mark Weingarten
Dolby Digital
 

The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, and Ed Novick
Dolby Digital
 

Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)

Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, and Resul Pookutty
Dolby Digital
 

WALL-E (Walt Disney Pictures)

Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, and Ben Burtt
Dolby Digital Surround EX
 

Wanted (Universal Studios)

Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano, and Petr Forejt
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, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Visit www.dolby.com for more information.

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