) today congratulates its many customers recognized as Oscar® award nominees and winners at the 85
Academy Awards®, the world’s most prestigious ceremony honoring film industry professionals, held on February 24, 2013. This year, all of the nominated films in the Best Editing category were cut by Avid customers, while one or more of Avid’s audio and video solutions were also used in the creation of all of this year’s Best Picture nominees.
won the Oscar in both categories. Other winners created with Avid solutions include
Zero Dark Thirty
for Sound Editing,
for Sound Mixing,
Life of Pi
for Original Score, and
for Original Song.
Many of this year’s Oscar award-winning and nominated film projects were created using Avid’s industry-standard audio and video solutions, including
. Media Composer empowers the industry’s top professionals to edit movies with 64-bit performance, easy-to-use video editing tools, and streamlined HD, file-based, and stereo 3D workflows, while Pro Tools software facilitates composing, recording, editing, and mixing high-quality sound for picture. Sibelius software enables composers and arrangers to quickly and easily create and edit complex musical scores.
Other Oscar-winning films created with Avid solutions include
for Original Screenplay and Actor in a Supporting Role,
for Foreign Language Film,
for Production design and Actor in a Leading Role, and
Silver Linings Playbook
for Actress in a Leading Role. Oscar-nominated film
Beasts of the Southern Wild
was also created with Avid solutions.
"Avid congratulates all of this year's Academy Award winners and nominees," said Louis Hernandez, Jr., president and CEO of Avid. "We feel very fortunate that Avid solutions helped enable the world's best film editors and directors to express their passion and vision so beautifully. At Avid, we aspire to bring the same inspiration and innovation to our solutions that our customers have achieved at this year's Academy Awards.”