After 21 nominations, will Kevin O'Connell finally win an Oscar?

By Djenane Beaulieu, Buzz60

The wait for Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win was frustratingly long, but it's nothing compared to Hollywood's sound mixer Kevin O'Connell who holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win, 21 times.

The sound mixing master has worked on many movies nominated for a Sound Mixing Academy Award such as Transformers, Top Gun and, more recently, Apocalypto.

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O'Connell, also known as "the Susan Lucci of the Academy Awards," is back on the Oscar nominee list for his work on Mel Gibson's war movie, Hacksaw Ridge.

It will be a tough fight as he is up against La La Land, a movie that has already made history by breaking the record for most Golden Globes won, winning all seven that it was nominated for.

Now the famous movie has 14 Academy Award nominations!

Regardless, could this year's Oscar finally be O'Connell's?

O'Connell told NBC News that he feels that his winless streak will be over, saying "hopefully my time will come... but it's going to come when it's the right time and hopefully this year it is."

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