Sunday, 28 February 2016


As if to offer up confirmation as to the deadlocked state of the Oscar sound category races this year, the Motion Picture Sound Editors has declared a tie in its top award between the two frontrunners, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant. Across the group's seven categories there were eight different winners, with each of the three most-nominated titles (the aforementioned two plus Star Wars: The Force Awakens) among the recipients. Take a look at what the MPSE nominated here, and their choices for award winners below:

Best Sound Effects & Foley
Chris Aud, Phil Barrie, Cate Cahill, Nigel Christensen, Jared Dwyer, Mario Gabrielli, Scott Hecker, Rick Lisle, Mark A. Mangini, Chuck Michael, Andrew Miller, Emma Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Stuart Morton, Wayne Pashley, Fabian Sanjurjo, John Simpson, Blair Slater, Julian Slater, Alicia Slusarski and David White (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Gregg Barbanell, Lon Bender, Bill Dean, Dino DiMuro, Andrea Gard, Hector Gika, Vincent Guisetti, Catherine Harper, Martin Hernandez, Adam Kopald, Mark Larry, Nancy McCleod, David McMoyler, Rick Owens, Stephen Robinson, Katy Rose, Pernell L. Salinas, Geordy Sincavage, D. Chris Smith, Aran Tanchum, Randy Thom, Gretchen Thomas, Jon Title, Todd Toon and Randy Wassil (The Revenant)

Best Dialogue & ADR
Brian Chumney, Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom and Steve Slanec (Bridge of Spies)

Best Music Score Editing
Paul Apelgren and Ramiro Belgardt (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Best Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue & ADR - Animation
Jeremy Bowker, Tom Brennan, Stephen M. Davis, Alyson Dee Moore, Malcolm Fife, David C. Hughes, Ren Klyce, Daniel Laurie, Shannon Mills and John Roesch (Inside Out)

Best Sound Editing - Documentary
Cameron Frankley, Dan Kenyon and Jon Michaels (Cobain: Montage of Heck)

Best Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue & ADR - Foreign Film
Beke Tamas, Szekely Tamas and Zanyi Tamas (Son of Saul)

Best Music Editing in a Musical
Nicholas Renbeck (Love & Mercy)