Former Black Flag member among last night’s Oscar winners

Kira Roessler played bass for hardcore band in 1980s

Kira Roessler, once a member of Black Flag, was among last night’s Academy Award winners.

The award for Best Sound Editing went to Mark Mangini for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road. Among his crew on the film was musician turned dialogue editor Roessler, who is credited as a supervising dialogue editor.

Roessler played bass in Black Flag after replacing founder member Chuck Dukowski in 1984. She spent time touring and recording with the band while studying applied engineering at UCLA, contributing to albums including ‘Family Man’, ‘Slip It In’ and ‘Loose Nut’.


She also recorded the band’s final album, 1985 release ‘In My Head’.

After Black Flag, she formed Dos with husband Mike Watt (of Minutemen) and co-wrote songs for that band’s final album, ‘3-Way Tie’.

Roessler now works as a dialogue editor on films and has credits on titles including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Under the Tuscan Sun, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Last night was not her first award either, having won an Emmy for her work on the John Adams episode ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ in 2008.

Other musical highlights from last night’s ceremony included Dave Grohl paying tribute to both David Bowie and Alan Rickman by covering The Beatles, the Amy Winehouse film picking up Best Documentary and legendary composer Ennio Morricone taking home another Best Original Score gong, this time for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Check out the full list of winners at this year’s Academy Awards here