Kevin O'Connell probably wasn't expecting much for this Academy Awards, given that he's been nominated 21 times over 33 years without a win - but then it happened.

The 59-year-old finally won one at today's Oscars, taking home the award for Best Sound Mixing for Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge".

He looked a bit stunned and thrilled as he went to collect his trophy, dedicating it to his mother with a very sweet speech.

O'Connell had held the record for the most Oscar nominations without a win.


Films O'Connell has worked on include 'A Few Good Men', 'Top Gun', 'Twister', 'The Rock', 'Armageddon', 'Pearl Harbor', and another Mel Gibson directed film - 'Apocalypto'.

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