The Motion Picture Sound Editors gave out their awards last night.
Ford v Ferrari won for SFX+Foley, while 1917 won Dialogue+ADR, Jojo Rabbit won Music and Rocketman won Music in a Musical. Parasite won for Foreign Language Film, to nobody’s surprise. And Toy Story 4 won for Animation, further cementing that film’s status as the Animated Feature winner.
This isn’t a huge help for us in the Sound Editing (or Mixing) category, since Ford v Ferrari and 1917 are figuring to be the two big frontrunners there. The rest of the category in Editing is Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Star Wars, so not that we needed the help, but those are the clear favorites. Though the only distinction we really have for what’s gonna win is that 1917 is the big war Best Picture nominee with 10 nominations and Ford v Ferrari only has four nominations, almost all technical. We’ll see what CAS does on Saturday night, though 1917 isn’t nominated there, so I suspect Ford v Ferrari will win or Once Upon a Time will win. Pretty much whatever they do is gonna make our lives harder in guessing these categories. So that’ll be fun.
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Okay, so the Academy just dumped nine shortlists on us today. But before we get into those, you’re all gonna have to listen to the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild nominees for Sound Editing.
This might be the last time they get their own category, since the Academy is thinking of folding the Sound categories into a single entity. Which won’t diminish how important the guild is for guessing nominees and winners, but it will just take away half the category we’ve become used to.
Anyway, MPSE nominates a bunch of categories. FX+Foley is the big one, Dialogue + ADR is the second big one, and then there’s Music as a third, and then Musical and Animated are also kinda there. But it’s those big three in that order that matter.
As a reminder, the Sound Mixers guild, in their one category, nominated Ford V. Ferrari, The Irishman, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Rocketman.
Anyway, here are your nominees for Sound Editing from MPSE: (more…)
The MPSE handed out their awards for Sound Editing tonight. For some reason I always feel like they end up announcing later than everyone, but this year they manage to come in second to last, with CDG announcing on Tuesday to close out the precursors.
SFX+Foley went to A Quiet Place, while Dialogue+ADR and Music in a Musical went to Bohemian Rhapsody. Into the Spider-Verse won for Music as well as winning the Animation award, further cementing that movie’s status as basically a guaranteed winner in Animated Feature. The Documentary category was a tie between Free Solo and They Shall Not Grow Old, which I mention mostly because They Shall Not Grow Old is amazing. Oh, and Roma won their Foreign Language category, which I guess is something.
The interesting thing to me about this is that First Man, which to me had the best sound design of the year, won zero precursor awards, and based on everything I see here, it looks like Bohemian Rhapsody could legitimately win both Sound categories. I’m not sure how much I buy that, but damn if that’s not an interesting turn of events.
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The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their nominees today. Which is odd, because they previously said they would announce on Monday. Wonder if the fact that Oscar nominations are Tuesday had something to do with it. They did that shit last year too, where they announced day before Oscar nominations, which did nobody any good.
But anyway, here they are, three days early. Now I’ll be able to go into the weekend with every guild at my disposal. Which is good, since the Sound categories are always their own deep, dark woods.
Here are your MPSE nominees for 2018: (more…)
The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their winners last night. Here are the winner:
Dialogue + ADR: War for the Planet of the Apes
Effects + Foley: Blade Runner 2049
Musical: The Greatest Showman
Interesting that Dunkirk wins for Music and now for Effects + Foley. And that Baby Driver wins nothing. This year is starting to sound a lot like last year, where either Dunkirk, the war film, wins both Sound categories, or there’s a split between it and Blade Runner or it and Baby Driver or some combination of the three. I don’t expect Star Wars to win either one, and Shape of Water… not sure it wins the Sound categories. CAS announces on Saturday. We’ll have a better handle on the Sound categories then.
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The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their nominees today, right under the wire before Oscar nominations.
I know I still owe you guys my Oscar picks for tomorrow. Bear with me. This is my first time writing up the article while sitting in ICU. It’ll come. It’s just delayed. In the mean time, SOUND EDITING! HOORAY!
Here are your MPSE nominees: (more…)
The Sound Editors announced too last night. This is the last one. After this it’s just costumes midweek and then we’re really done.
Hacksaw Ridge won for Fx + Foley and Dialogue + ADR, while La La Land won for Music.
So of your three major awards, Hacksaw won two of them. That’s usually the sign of an easy win, but La La Land also has to be taken into account for the sweep.
However, now Hacksaw also has to be taken into account of the sweep. Which brings us to our annual manta — “Don’t split the Sound categories, Mike.”
I have a week to not screw this up. Let’s see how I do.
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