Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell has been nominated for an Oscar 20 times over the past 24 years…and he has never won. Kevin’s take on the situation?
“I’m like the luckiest guy on the planet,” he said. “How many other people have 20 Oscar nominations? If I had won 25 years ago on my first nomination, nobody would be talking to me right now.”
Not only that, but there may not be an Oscar ceremony this year due to the writer’s strike. Kevin’s attitude about that?
“They can take that Oscar and they can put it in a box, put bubble wrap around it and ship it to me and I’d be the happiest person,” he said. “It wouldn’t matter how it got into my hands as long as it got there.”
Now that’s a positive attitude. Especially considering that his mother died last year. She never got to see Kevin win an Oscar.
Kevin also gives credit where credit is due. Kevin says of his profession,
“It literally takes an army to do what we do,” he said. “I’m just the guy who gets the accolade at the end of the year.”
Let’s all root for Kevin to win this year. I really like this guy.