Sound Editors Give 'Super 8', 'War Horse', 'Rise Of Planet Of Apes' Most Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announced their 2012 MPSE Golden Reel Award nominations which acknowledge the year’s best work in sound and music editing in motion pictures and television in various categories: Dialogue & ADR, Effects & Foley, and Music. “The significance of sound should not be underestimated,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “The emotional intimacy of the sound experience is amplified by giving the audience the perception that they are encountering the same state of cognitive consciousness as the characters.” The MPSE is honoring producer Gale Anne Hurd for the 2012 MPSE Filmmaker Award and sound designer/editor George Watters II for the MPSE Career Achievement Award. The 59th Golden Reel Awards will be held February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown LA. Here are the 2012 nominations:

FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR in an Animation Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
Rio
The Smurfs

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Cave of the Forgotten Dreams
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Lemmy
Pearl Jam Twenty

Best Sound Editing: 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)
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Sarah’s Key
The Skin I Live In

Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hop
Hugo
Priest
Super 8
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Tree of Life

Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical Feature Film
Footloose
The Muppets
Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Pina

Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Abduction
The Help
Moneyball
Quarantine II: Terminal
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
War Horse
The Way

Best Sound Editing: 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
War Horse

TELEVISION CATEGORY
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR Animation in Television
Fanboy and Chum Chum: A Very Brrr-y Icemas #217
Futurama: Law & Oracle
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil: Truth or Daredevil
Kung Fu Panda: The Legends of Awesomeness: Sight for Sore Eyes — #108
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension

Best Sound Editing: Longform Documentary
Gettysburg
Harlistas: An American Journey
Koran by Heart

Best Sound Editing: Longform Music in Television
The 12 Dates of Christmas
Alphas: Pilot
Avalon High
Magic Beyond Words — The J.K. Rowling Story
Terra Nova: Occupation/Resistance — #12 & #13

Best Sound Editing: Longform Dialogue and ADR in Television
Big Love: Where Men and Mountains Meet
Cinema Verite
Homeland: Marine One
Terra Nova: Occupation/Resistance — #12 & #13
The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead

Best Sound Editing: Longform Sound Effects and Foley in Television
Cinema Verite
Homeland: Marine One
Red Faction: Origins
Terra Nova: Occupation/Resistance — #12 & #13
The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead

Best Sound Editing: Short Form Documentary
Above the Ashes: Above the Ashes
Man Made: Bugatti Super Car
Tim Tebow: Everything in Between

Best Sound Editing: Short Form Music in Television
Camelot: 110 – Reckoning
CSI: Miami: Crowned
Damages: Failure Is Lonely
Fringe: The Day We Died
Justified: Brother’s Keeper
Raising Hope: Prodigy
Revenge: Pilot

Best Sound Editing: Short Form Musical in Television
Glee: The First Time
Grey’s Anatomy: The Song Beneath the Song
The Playboy Club: Pilot

Best Sound Editing: Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television
The Big C: A Little Death
Game of Thrones: Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things
Hell on Wheels: Bread and Circuses — #105
Leverage: The Van Gogh Job
Person of Interest: #107 — Witness
Smallville: Dominion
Sons of Anarchy: To Be, Part 2
The Walking Dead: Save the Last One

OTHERS CATEGORY
Best Sound Editing: Computer Episodic Entertainment
Aim High
Dagedar
Polly Pocket
Warehouse 13 ‘Of Monsters & Men’
When You Find Me

Best Sound Editing: Computer Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Diablo III Cinematics — Black SoulStone ‘Doom’ and Intro ‘End of Days’
Gears of War 3
Need for Speed ‘The Run’
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Cinematics

Best Sound Editing: Direct-to-Video (Animation)
Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury
Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters
Megamind: The Button of Doom
Quest for Zhu
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

Best Sound Editing: Direct-to-Video (Live Action)
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Love
Street Kings 2: Motor City

Best Sound Editing: Special Venue
Rocky Mountain Express
Tornado Alley
Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing for Student Filmmakers
Alma
Inferno
The Maiden and the Princess
The Pride of Wade Ellison
The Secret Numbers

  1. One of the things I know the least about in the whole film production process is sound. However, I have to say that the sound in both “Drive” and “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” really did have a visceral affect on me this year. In the case of Drive, the crackle of Gosling’s gloves was freakin perfect. And in M:I4, the sound of some of those hits, thunks and thwacks was really well done. New sounds that were definitely fresh enough to match the crazy new-style of visuals on-screen. Well done in both cases.

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