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Full Sail University is proud to announce that Recording Arts Graduate
Garry Rizzo, has been personally nominated for an Oscar® in the Best
Achievement in Sound Mixing category for his work on the film Inception.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, February
27, 2011.

This is Rizzo’s third Oscar® nomination, with his first coming in 2004 
in the category of Best Achievement in Sound Mixing for his work on 
The Incredibles, and his second, in 2008, in the same category for his 
work on The Dark Knight. More recently, Rizzo received the British 
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Sound for 
his work on the film Inception.

Rizzo’s professional career as a Re-Recording Mixer began in 1995 at 
the famed audio post-production facility Skywalker Sound--on George 
Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA. Here he learned to mix 
from Skywalker mixing legends on such films as Toy Story, The Lost 
World: Jurassic Park and Titanic. Some of Rizzo’s most notable work 
includes mixing dialogue and music for Tron: Legacy, How To Train Your 
Dragon, The Incredibles, and Hellboy. He is currently in production on 
Rio. Gary was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame in 

“Full Sail University is proud of our friend and graduate Gary Rizzo 
for receiving his   Oscar nomination this year,” said Jay Noble, 
Director of Alumni Relations. “As we watch Gary’s continued success in 
the industry, we are reminded of the drive he possessed at the 
beginning of his educational journey and the passion he has turned 
into a stellar career.”

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