Oscar: Black Winners (Non-Directors, Non-Actors)–Russell Williams

Russell Williams II (born October 14, 1952) is an African American production sound mixer, who has won two Oscars Awards for Best Sound. The awards were both for high-profile films and in consecutive years: Glory in 1989, and Dances With Wolves in 1990.

He was 47 when he won his first Oscar.

He has worked on over 50 films since 1976.

He is a full-time professor and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC.

Selected Filmography

Training Day (2001)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Glory (1989)
Field of Dreams (1989)

TV Emmy Awards

Russell Williams has also won Prime Time Emmy awards, for the 1988 “Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami,” and for 1998 “12 Angry Men.”