Willie D. Burton

Willie D. Burton is an African-American sound editor, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 1988, he won the Academy Award for Sound for Bird and in 2006 for Dreamgirls. He was nominated for the same award in 1978 for The Buddy Holly Story, in 1980 for Altered States, in 1983 for WarGames, in 1994 for The Shawshank Redemption, and in 1999 for Green Mile. He won a British Academy Award in 1983 for War Games.

Burton has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound or Best Achievement in Sound Mixing a total of seven times, winning twice; he has been nominated for two BAFTA Film Awards for Best Sound, winning once; and he was nominated for one Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing for his work on Roots.

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