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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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.