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A team with three Mexicans wins the Oscar for best sound for the film 'Sound of Metal'


They are the musicians Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc and Carlos Cortés. "That now they have recognized a film that the mixture was made by Mexicans here in Mexico is quite an achievement," Couttolenc had explained to the EFE agency before the gala.

By EFE Agency

Mexico scored an Oscar at tonight's gala with the

award for the best sound

for a team that includes Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc and Carlos Cortés in the film

Sound of Metal


In addition to Baksht, Couttolenc and Cortés, the Oscar awarded the work of Nicolas Becker and Phillip Bladh.

"It is a team effort, there are people from many countries, from France, the United States, Finland and Venezuela. We are very proud," said Mexican Jaime Baksht during a press conference after receiving the award.

[The film 'Nomadland' dominates the Oscars with three awards, including best film]

The recognition has a special connection with Mexico

since the studio in which the mixing and sound editing of the film was carried out is located in the Latin American country.

"All the blockbusters and films most recognized in sound at the Oscars are always mixed in California and London. That now they have recognized a film that the mix was made by Mexicans here in Mexico is an achievement," said Michelle Couttolenc in an interview with Efe days before the ceremony.

In addition, sound is a fundamental part of

Sound of Metal

, a film that chronicles the fall of

a drummer who got off drugs thanks to music and who discovers that he is losing his hearing


[Oscars postponed due to coronavirus]

Riz Ahmed, who plays the drummer, has been commissioned to present the award to his fellow producers.

The challenge of sound was in the ability to convey the despair and frustration that the protagonist goes through

, and for this the director had non-traditional ideas regarding the treatment of sound.

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"It has been a long road in which we have had to learn to work the techniques of cinematographic sound," said Baksht.

The meeting of the Mexicans with the American Nicholas Becker, teammate,

took them to the town of Tepoztlán, Morelos (Mexico)

, where one of the headquarters of the Astro Estudio of the Mexican director Carlos Reygadas is located.

The Oscars don't forget about police violence

In a gala marked by the context of the pandemic, the black actress Regina King was the first face to appear at the ceremony, and it

took just a few minutes to remember the police violence that the United States suffers

, something that several other winners took up.

"It's been a tremendous year, and we're right in the middle. And I have to be honest: If things turned out differently in Minneapolis last week, maybe I would have traded my heels for protest boots," King said. About the trial of the cop who killed George Floyd.

The struggle to increase diversity in Hollywood was a constant in some awards that instead of being criticized on social networks for being too white (#Oscarssowhite), some ugly that they were so conscientious (#Oscarssowoke).

Source: telemundo

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