Sunday, February 28, 2016

MPSE tie keeps Sound Editing Oscar race tight

As though it weren't already tough enough to predict the sound categories for tonight, the Motion Picture Sound Editors went and split their top honour (Feature FX/Foley) between the two presumed Oscar frontrunners for Best Sound Editing; The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. I think this very neatly epitomizes just how closely the craft categories are going to be contested between these two movies, whether in the sound categories or design categories or editing or cinematography or effects. It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out 10 hours from now.
In other (happy) news, Love & Mercy, Inside Out and Son of Saul also received Golden Reel Awards last night for their terrific sound work, even though Oscar sadly didn't take notice. Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Bridge of Spies took one apiece as well. Lots of wealth spread by the MPSE.

Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language – FX/Foley (TIE)
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD & THE REVENANT

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music Score
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Music in a Musical
LOVE & MERCY

Best Sound Editing: Feature English Language – Dialogue/ADR
BRIDGE OF SPIES

Best Sound Editing & Music: Animation – Feature Film
INSIDE OUT

Best Sound Editing & Music: Documentary – Feature Film
KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

Best Sound Editing & Music: Feature Film – Foreign Language
SON OF SAUL

2 comments:

  1. Still sticking with The Revenant then?

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    1. Yes. Not like this affects the race in any way. Just indicative of how close it is.

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