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Ms Ai-Ling Lee has become the first Asian woman to be nominated for sound work on the widely acclaimed musical film, ‘La La Land’.
The Singaporean, along with Mildred Iatrou Morgan were nominated as the first female team for the category of Best Sound Editing and Lee herself was also up for Best Sound Mixing, along with Andy Nelson and Steve A. Morrow, reports The Straits Times.
Lee is the first Asian woman to be nominated in a field that was traditionally dominated by men.
Said Lee to a trade publication:
"I always had the desire to do more, to do mixes, to push my skills and build up my resume so people know I can do a lot of things within sound.”
The Oscar nominations were not Lee’s first.
She was also nominated for her work on other films, and her list of nominations includes:
Golden Reel Award nods for Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Sound Features & Foley for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film for Watchmen (2009), Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film for Tangled (2010) and Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011).