‘Hugo’ and ‘War Horse’ among MPSE winners

Hugo,” which won the Sound Mixing award from the Cinema Audio Society on Saturday, won one of the many awards given out the by Motion Picture Sound Editors on Sunday. It claimed the music prize while “War Horse,” one of its Oscar rivals for Sound Editing, won sound effects and foley. That is the race that usually foreshadows the Oscar champ.

“Drive,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” are the other Oscar nominees. 

“Super 8,” which led with three MPSE bids, won dialogue & ADR.  It was snubbed by the Oscars in both sound categories. 

Last year, “Inception” won two of its three bids — sound effects & foley and music — while “The Social Network” won dialogue & ADR. “True Grit,” which over the Cinema Audio Society for its sound mixing, was shut out.

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At the Oscars, “Inception” prevailed over “Toy Story 3,” “TRON: Legacy,” “True Grit” and “Unstoppable.” In 2009, “Avatar” won the same two MPSE races as “Inception” but lost the Oscar race to “The Hurt Locker.” Among the other also-rans was “Inglorious Basterds” which had won the dialogue & ADR award at the MPSE.

The kudos were handed out at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound designer and editor George Watters II was feted for career acheivement while producer Gale Anne Hurd was honored with the Filmmaker Award. 

DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FILM
“Abduction”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“Quarantine II: Terminal”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
X – “Super 8”
War Horse
“The Way”

SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM
“Drive”
“Fast Five”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Super 8”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
X – “War Horse”

MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM
“Drive”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hop”
X – “Hugo
“Priest”
“Super 8”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”

MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM
“Footloose”
X – “The Muppets”
“Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
“Pina”

SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, AND ADR IN AN ANIMATION FEATURE FILM
X – “The Adventures of Tintin”
“Cars 2”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
“Rio”
“The Smurfs”

SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE, ADR AND MUSIC IN A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey”
“Cave of the Forgotten Dreams”
X – “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Lemmy”
“Pearl Jam Twenty”

SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“1920. The World’s Most Important Battle”
“Circumstance”
“Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within)”
X – “The Flowers of War”
“In the Land of Blood and Honey”
“Sarah’s Key”
“The Skin I Live In”

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