The Motion Picture Sound Editors spread the wealth last night, handing no more than one award to any film in contention, but the main prize of Best Sound Effects and Foley (which correlates most closely to the Academy's Sound Editing award) went to Gravity. Captain Phillips picked up a win as well for its ADR, but none of the other prize winners are up for the Oscar. Read the list after the cut.
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in an English Language Feature
Pretty hard to argue with, although All Is Lost has its fans. But this win is no revelation. The Oscar has been locked up for months now.
Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in an English Language Feature
Captain Phillips is probably the runner-up to Gravity in both Oscar sound categories, so it's nice to see them win something from the industry.
Best Sound Editing in an Animated Feature (English or Foreign Language)
Bit of a surprise. I'd have thought Frozen for sure, but I'm not complaining. Epic really didn't get a fair look from anyone this year. So much better than The Croods or Despicable Me 2.
Best Sound Editing in a Foreign Language Feature
Well deserved. The sound plays a bigger part in Wong Kar-Wai's sensory experience than people realize.
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical Feature (English or Foreign Language)
I love Frozen as much as the next guy, but Inside Llewyn Davis = robbed.
Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature (English or Foreign Language)
The Great Gatsby
I agree with this. Glad the MPSE were able to look past buzzier titles like American Hustle, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave.
Best Sound Editing in a Feature Documentary Feature
I guess that means this Oscar nominee, along with The Square and 20 Feet from Stardom, has technically won a guild award this year, although not one to which you can accredit much weight.