Always the bridesmaid…

Last year, it was Martin Scorsese who ended his legendarily long wait for a best Director Oscar when he finally won for The Departed, at only the fifth time of asking. Spare a thought, though, for sound editor Kevin O’Connell, who has been nominated in his category no less than nineteen times, without ever winning. The Academy have this year seen fit to bestow upon him a twentieth nomination, for his work on Transformers. So whoever you are cheering on on the February 24th, please spare a cheer or two for Kevin, and hope he finally breaks his duck. Even if for a Michael Bay film.

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