Archive for February 18, 2013

2012 Oscars Update: MPSE Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their winners last night. This one’s gonna be light on analysis, since my Sound Mixing and Sound Editing article is coming up soon, and I’ll talk about what the wins here mean in that article. But, for now, we have winners.

In the category of Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film, with a shitload of nominees (Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Prometheus, Skyfall, Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit, which contains 4/5 of your Oscar category, sans Zero Dark Thirty), the winner was Skyfall.

In the category of Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film (which featured Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall and The Hobbit as its nominees), the winner was Life of Pi, which is pretty interesting.

In the category of Music in a Feature Film (nominees being Argo, Cabin in the Woods, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall, Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit), Life of Pi won again, which I wager says a lot about where Best Original Score is gonna end up.

In the category of Music in a Musical Feature Film, I don’t have to bother with the nominees, since Les Misérables obviously won. And also, to save time, Rust and Bone won for Foreign Language, Last Call at the Oasis won for Documentary, and Wreck-It Ralph won for Animation, as it absolutely should have.

So those are your Sound Editors Guild winners. The Costume Designers announce tonight, and I think they’re the last guild leading up to the awards. So at this point it’s all figuring out predictions for Sunday.

Oscars 2012 Category Breakdown: Best Costume Design & Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Today I continue my breakdown of all the Oscar categories by talking about Best Costume Design and Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

Now these are some very complicated categories. One is about the costumes in the film, and the other… is about the makeup and hairstyling in a film.

I hope you’re not lost.

I’m gonna go over the winners for each category, then go over this year’s category, then rank what I think each nominees’ chances are at winning.

We’ll start with Costume Design and finish with Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “I’m the king of the world!”