Baby Driver receives three Academy Award nominations

The height of the awards season sees the film recognised for Oscar nominations in editing and sound categories.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for three awards at this year’s Oscars ceremony, honouring the best films of 2017.

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos have been nominated in the Best Film Editing category, following a slew of wins and nominations over the past few months. They are recognised alongside Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis have been nominated for Best Sound Mixing, in addition to Best Sound Editing for Slater, alongside Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in both categories.

Writer-director Edgar Wright tweeted his support for his collaborators, saying ‘Baby Driver isn’t in a genre that often gets mentioned for awards, so to say that my amazing team and I are thrilled with our three nominations is a huge understatement. Am so happy the hard work by my crew has been recognized.’

Baby Driver premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it won the SXSW Audience Award. It was released in June 2017 to huge critical acclaim and went on to gross over $220M worldwide.

The Academy Awards are held annually and represent the peak of awards season in the American film industry, recognising excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The ceremony for the 90th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 4 March 2018.

See the complete list of nominees on the Oscars website.