The Motion Picture Sound Editors dropped their superlatives last night after the WGA, and it does little to clear up the picture in the Academy's corresponding category. Traditionally, it's the Sound Effects and Foley award that most closely represents the Best Sound Editing Oscar, so that may bode well for Skyfall, which won its fourth guild award here. But War Horse won that from the guild last year and then fell short to Hugo on the big night.
I'm still feeling Life of Pi for either one or both of the Sound awards, and since Les Mis looks good in Mixing, Sound Editing looks good for Pi. It won two of the MPSE's prizes, technically making it the "big" winner of the night.
Speaking of Les Mis, it predictably won the category for Music Editing in a Musical (inarguable, if you ask me), while Wreck-It Ralph recovered from a CAS loss to Brave with a victory in the Animated category. Both films had excellent Sound Designs, so I guess it's fair that they shared these two industry honours. It's a shame neither of them managed to impress AMPAS, though.
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Life of Pi
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film
Life of Pi
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical Feature Film
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary
Last Call at the Oasis
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Foreign Language Film
Rust and Bone