Award won: Best Sound Editing
Historical events like the Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor deserve thoughtful screenplays and filmmakers willing to devote as much time to the story as they do the trailer-ready action. A director like David Lean could've worked wonders with the subject matter, but Michael Bay? Under the bombastic explosion king's control, the 2001 summer blockbuster Pearl Harbor is a brain-dead parade of visual effects, robotic acting, hammy dialogue, and a history lesson with the depth of a first-grade education.
But all of those bombs, zooming airplanes, and crashes do sound super crispy! Apparently the award for Best Sound Editing can go to the movie that assaulted viewers' eardrums and nearly caused widespread deafness for anyone stuck inside a theater watching it. Not to mention self-inflicted blindness.