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Saturday, February 24, 2018

65th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners


A few days back the group had their awards ceremony where Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 won top awards that could suggest could do good at Oscars category.  But the Oscar equivalent category for sound editing is Sound Editing Effects and Foley which was won by Blade Runner 2049 which makes film the favorite to win on March 4th.

"All of us who work creatively in sound are storytellers," MPSE president Tom McCarthy in his opening address. "We assist filmmakers, directors and producers in weaving soundtracks into visual presentations. We support the dialogue and emotion of stories. Tonight, we renew our yearly tradition of celebrating the art of sound in all areas of multi-media entertainment. We recognize the contributions of sound artists to features; television, cable and streaming programming; gaming; and multi-media—content that has reached audiences in every country, state, and community around the world."

Winners are in *BLUE.  To check winners in all categories go to official site go here.

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1/23/18
A few hours ago the Motion Picture Sounds Editors announced the nominations for the 2018 edition of the Golden Reel Awards.

Nominees represent the work of the world's most talented sound artists and their contribution to the past year's most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.

The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 24 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work; and covers the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue, ADR, Effects, Foley and Music.

Kathryn Bigelow will receive the Filmmaker Award and John P. Fasal will be presented the Career Achievement Award.  The awards ceremony will be on February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Baby Driver, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 and The Shape of Water lead the pack with three (3) nominations each.  Do agree that industry groups should celebrate outstanding achievement and surely each year there must be many honor deserving films; but, if you wish to do awards it's best to have a few nominees, perhaps maximum five, as too-many absolutely diminishes the impact of the award.  To honor many well-deserving films there is a key element, the shortlists released before the actual nominations.

This is the last industry guild/group to announce their nominees, just hours before the Oscar nominations; so, now the awards ceremony will announce each group winners and the Oscar guessing game will get some light into what could happen at the Oscars.

Feature Motion Pictures

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Music Score
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
*Dunkirk
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Lost City of Z
The Shape of Water
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Dialogue/ADR
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Detroit
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
*War of the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Effects/Foley
Baby Driver
*Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok
War of the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Animation
Cars 3
*Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
The Breadwinner
The Lego Batman Movie

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Foreign Language Feature
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
First They Killed My Father
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
*Loveless
Thelma
Wolf Warrior 2

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Musical
Beauty and the Beast
Coco
*The Greatest Showman

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Documentary
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Bill Nye: The Science Guy
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
Icarus
In Pursuit of Silence
*Jane
Score: A Film Music Documentary

To check nominees in all categories go official site here.

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