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'Avatar ' wins sound editors' awards

February 21, 2010 |  3:44 pm
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The Motion Picture Sound Editors have decreed their award winners, which usually foretell the equivalent Oscar champs. Considering its two guild victories, "Avatar" now seems like a good bet to win the academy's kudo for best sound editing, maybe mixing too. But watch out for "The Hurt Locker" on March 7. Usually, the loudest films win the sound awards at both MPSE and Oscars. "The Hurt Locker," remember, is about exploding bombs. However, there's a lot of boom-boom bang-bang going on in "Avatar" as military forces try to conquer Pandora. So the sound awards are a close call on Oscar night. "Hurt Locker" could benefit from a bigger awards sweep occurring.

The nominees and the winners (marked with an "X"):

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM
"2012"
X - "Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Push"
"Star Trek"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"Watchmen"

BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FILM
"(500) Days of Summer"
"A Serious Man"
"Avatar"
"G.I. Joe"
"The Hurt Locker"
X - "Inglourious Basterds"
"Star Trek"
"The Stoning of Soraya M."

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM
"2012"
"(500) Days of Summer"
"An Education"
X - "Avatar"
"The Informant"
"It’s Complicated"
"Sherlock Holmes"
"Star Trek"

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FOREIGN FEATURE FILM
"An Education"
"The Baader Meinhof Complex"
"Coco Before Chanel"
X - "District 9"
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
"Red Cliff"

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, MUSIC, DIALOGUE AND ADR ANIMATION IN A FEATURE FILM
"9"
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
"Coraline"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"Monsters vs. Aliens"
"The Princess and the Frog"
X - "Up"

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM
"Crazy Heart"
"Every Little Step"
"Nine"
X - "This Is It"

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox


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