MPSE Golden Reel Awards: ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘All Quiet’ win on way to Oscars

Three of the five Oscar nominees for Best Sound won at the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) on February 26 . The Oscar frontrunner, “Top Gun: Maverick,” picked up the prize for sound effects and foley while “Elvis” danced off with the music award and “All Quiet on the Western Front” claimed the foreign language trophy.

The other two Oscar nominees — “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “The Batman”– contended in sound effects and foley and the latter also vyed in dialogue/ADR. That latter award went to “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which was snubbed by the sound branch of the academy.

The upcoming Oscars mark the third year for the new Best Sound category, which combines Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. There can be up to six nominees from a film: one production sound mixer, two supervising sound editors and three re-recording mixers. Last year, “Dune” picked up the prize for sound effects and foley here before prevailing at the Oscars. In 2021, “Sound of Metal” still won at the Oscars despite losing all five of its races at the MPSE awards.

In 2020 the war film “1917” won Best Sound Mixing while the auto racing drama “Ford v Ferrari” claimed the Best Sound Editing honor. Over the past decade, the two categories matched a half dozen times: “Inception” (2010), “Hugo” (2011), “Gravity” (2013), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “Dunkirk” (2017) and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018) claimed both honors.

Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jurassic World: Dominion
X – Top Gun: Maverick

X – The Banshees of Inisherin
The Batman
Empire of Light
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Top Gun: Maverick

X – Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

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DC League of Super-Pets
X – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

X – Good Night Oppy
Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues
Moonage Daydream
The Territory

X – All Quiet on the Western Front
Argentina, 1985
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
The Quiet Girl
Triangle of Sadness

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