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Oscar Nod for Northern Ireland’s Peter Devlin
30 Jan 2008 :
Transformers
Northern Irish born Peter J. Devlin is in line for an Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Mixing for his work on ‘Transformers’, alongside Kevin O'Connell and Greg P. Russell.

Devlin, who now resides in Los Angeles, has a long list of credits including ‘King Arthur’, ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’, ‘The Skeleton Key’ and the upcoming feature ‘Nixon’. He worked for the BBC Audio unit in Belfast from 1981 to 1988.

‘Transformers’ will compete with pics ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Ratatouille’ and ‘3.10 to Yuma’ in the Sound Mixing category.

Devlin joins Irish nominees Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Day Lewis, Seamus McGarvey and Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in the Oscar line-up. Upon receiving his nomination he said he was "so delighted to see Ireland so well represented this year".

This is Devlin’s second Academy Award Nomination for his work as a sound mixer, previously nominated in 2002 for his work on ‘Pearl Harbour’. He has been nominated three times for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film in the Cinema Audio Society Awards in the U.S.

The Oscars ceremony takes place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday 25th February.



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