Monday, 20 February 2012

MPSE ANNOUNCE WINNERS


Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley
WAR HORSE


Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR
SUPER 8


Best Music Editing
HUGO


Best Sound Editing - Animated
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN


Best Sound Editing - Documentary
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD


Best Sound Editing - Foreign Language
THE FLOWERS OF WAR


Best Music Editing in a Musical
THE MUPPETS


Put it this way: According to the MPSE, War Horse is now the favourite to win the Oscar. However, it's rare that two films split the Academy's sound categories unless each film is not nominated in the other category (e.g. Dreamgirls / Letters from Iwo Jima). It happened with Slumdog Millionaire and The Dark Knight, but that was when Slumdog swept the Oscars and was lucky to be nominated for Sound Editing anyway; this year, Hugo won the CAS and so is the favourite for that Oscar, but it doesn't have Slumdog-style frontrunner status - The Artist does, and it's not nominated for either sound award. Thus, I expect that either Hugo or War Horse will win both sound Oscars. Both would be worthy winners for Sound Mixing, and decent choices for Sound Editing. I'm still hoping The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins these, though. But Hugo has more buzz than either Dragon Tattoo or War Horse, and the CAS is perhaps a more famous guild than the MPSE.

My prediction: Hugo (for both sound Oscars)

Just one guild to go!