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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And the Motion Picture Sound Editors announced their nominees. Too little, too late, as always. Now we’re doing is looking at them to see how closely they matched the nominations we already know.
Let’s do a quick rundown of them:
Dialogue + ADR: Arrival, Deadpool, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sully
Effects + Foley: Arrival, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge, The Jungle Book, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Music: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Arrival, Doctor Strange, Don’t Breathe, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Trek Beyond, Warcraft
Musical: Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land, Moana, Sing Street, Trolls
Animation: Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Little Prince, Moana, The Red Turtle, Sing, Zootopia
So based on this, I’d have guessed Arrival, Hacksaw, Rogue One, Sully and probably Deepwater. Which I did. And then I’d have been wrong because La La Land managed to get on.
I always hate that they don’t announce beforehand, but honestly, there are so many nominees, you don’t really get so much help out of them. Mostly it’s confirming what you already knew and you’re still guessing for 1-2 of them.
The last guild has FINALLY announced their winners. You know, the night before the fucking Oscars, as if that helps us in any way.
Let’s run through them quickly:
Dialogue + ADR: Bridge of Spies
Sound Effects + Foley: Mad Max: Fury Road + The Revenant (TIE!!!!)
Music in a Feature Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Music in a Musical: Love & Mercy
Well, that’s certainly a deadlock. Probably spells trouble for Mad Max tomorrow.
Oh hey, the Sound Editors guild announced their nominees. Could have used these two weeks ago.
Not much to say here, since we already have our Oscar nominations. But I go over all the guilds, so here they are.
Dialogue + ADR in a Feature Film
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton (more…)
The Motion Picture SOund Edtorsalso gave out awarsd tonight.
What does that leave? Only the Costume Designers left to give out their guild awards. And that’s on Tuesday. Which means we’ve essentially got every piece of the puzzle we’re going to have to solve this year’s Oscars. Voting closes Tuesday as well, by the way.
Anyway, these awards are for sound editing, which is the creation and design of all the sounds used in the film. So basically… the creation of gunshots, all of the dialogue, the picking of the music tracks, etc. etc. All of that is sound editing. And sound mixing is what you hear in the film. They’re similar, yet different. This one is more about the physical creation of the sounds, rather than the entire, completed mix. Sound editing is part of sound mixing.
Anyway, here are the MPSE winners: (more…)