This Guy Finally Won An Oscar After 21 Nominations

Sound mixer Kevin O'Connell earned a gold statuette for his work on "Hacksaw Ridge."
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This Guy Finally Won An Oscar After 21 Nominations

An unusual record finally changed hands at the Oscars Sunday night.

After 20 nominations without a win, Kevin O'Connell snagged the elusive statuette for his sound mixing work in Mel Gibson's World War II flick "Hacksaw Ridge."

Now one of O'Connell's fellow sound mixers, Greg P. Russell, holds the title of most nominations without a win at 16. But there are plenty of others who have been repeatedly passed up by the Academy.

Art director Roland Anderson was nominated 15 times for various films, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but never took home an award.

Composer Alex North tied with Anderson at 15 before receiving a Lifetime Achievement award to remedy the snubs for films like "A Streetcar Named Desire."

And fellow composer Thomas Newman, who wrote the score for "Finding Nemo," has been nominated 14 times without a win.

Despite the company O'Connell shared, this is one record he must be happy to say goodbye to.