Motion Picture Sound Editors announce nominees for the Golden Reel Awards

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‘Black Swan’ and ‘Inception’ led the nominations Friday morning for the Motion Picture Sound Editors 58th annual Golden Reel Awards, earning three each.

The awards are given in sound editing, music editing and sound design.


Vying for best sound editing, feature film DX & ADR (dialogue and dubbing or ‘looping’), are ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part I,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ ‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Tron: Legacy’ and ‘True Grit.’

Nominated for sound editing, feature film effects and foley, are ‘127 Hours,’ ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘True Grit,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Salt,’ ‘Tron: Legacy’ and ‘Unstoppable.’

Nominees for sound editing, feature film animation, are ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole,’ ‘Tangled,’ ‘The Illusionist’ and ‘Toy Story 3.’

In contention for feature film documentary are ‘Babies,’ ‘Catfish,’ ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ ‘Inside Job,’ ‘Restrepo,’ ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’ and ‘Waiting for ‘Superman.’ ‘

Garnering nominations for feature film foreign-language are ‘Biutiful,’ ‘Lebanon,’ ‘Micmacs,’ ‘Mother,’ ‘North Face,’ ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ and ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.’

Nominees for best sound editing, feature film music, are ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Get Low,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part I,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘Let Me In,’ ‘The Losers’ and ‘The Social Network.’

Nominees for feature film music in a musical are ‘Burlesque,’ ‘Country Strong,’ ‘Step Up 3D’ and ‘Tangled.’

For a list of the TV nominees, as well as nominations in several other categories including direct-to-video movies and computer interactive entertainment, go to

The Golden Reels will also be presenting two special awards at its Feb. 20 ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel: Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer is set to receive the 2011 MPSE Filmmaker award, and Academy Award-winning sound designer and editor Walter Murch will receive the 2011 MPSE Career Achievement honor.

— Susan King