This year's nominees:
3rd nomination for Bender. Previously won for Braveheart and nominated for Blood Diamond.
First nomination for Ennis.
2nd nomination for Sound Editing. Previously nominated for Fight Club. Also has 3 nominations for Sound Mixing, including this year for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
2nd nomination for Gearty. Previously nominated for Gangs of New York.
First nomination for Stockton
4th nomination for Van der Ryn. 2 previous wins for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and King Kong, and nominated for Transformers.
First nomination for Aadahl.
8th nomination for Hymns. 3 previous wins for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan, and nominations for Willow, Backdraft, Fight Club, and Minority Report.
8th nomination for Rydstrom for Sound Editing. 3 previous wins for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan, and nominations for Backdraft, Monsters Inc., Minority Report and Finding Nemo. Also nominated for Sound Mixing for War Horse.