‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ among Golden Reel Award nominees

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is among the Golden Reel Awards nominees announced Wednesday morning.
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“Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are among Wednesday’s nominees for the 62nd Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards in feature film.

Nominated for sound editing -- sound effects and foley in a feature film: “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Fury,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Interstellar” and “Unbroken.”

Vying for sound editing -- dialogue and additional dialogue recording (ADR) in a feature film: “Birdman,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Still Alice,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Unbroken” and “Whiplash.”

Nominees for sound editing -- sound effects, foley, dialogue and ADR in an animated feature: “Big Hero 6,” “Book of Life,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2" and “The Lego Movie.”


Nominated for sound editing -- sound effects, foley, dialogue and ADR in a foreign-language film: “Human Capital,” “The Liberator,” “The Raid 2,” “Roar” and “Uzumasa Limelight.”

The nominees for sound editing-- music in a musical feature: “Annie,” “Get On Up,” “Into the Woods,” “The Jersey Boys” and “Whiplash.”

Vying for sound editing -- music in a feature film category: “Birdman,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Interstellar” and “Selma.”

Nominated for sound editing in a documentary feature: “America-Imagine The World Without Her,” “Citizenfour,” “Deepsea Challenge 3D,” “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” “Under the Electric Sky” and “Warsaw Uprising.”


The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.

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A complete list of the 2015 MPSE Golden Reel award nominees follows:


2015 MPSE Filmmaker Award
Darren Aronofsky

2015 MPSE Career Achievement Award
Skip Lievsay

Feature animation

“Big Hero 6" - Walt Disney Animation Studios
“Book of Life” - Reel Fx / Fox Animation
“The Boxtrolls” - Laika Entertainment
“How to Train Your Dragon 2" - Dreamworks Animation
“The Lego Movie” - Warner Bros.


Feature documentary

“America” - Imagine The World Without Her - D’souza Entertainment
“Citizenfour” - Praxis Films
“Deepsea Challenge 3D” - National Geographic Entertainment
“Glen Campbell... I’ll Be Me” - Pch Films
“Jodorowsky’s Dune” - The City Film LLC
“Under The Electric Sky” - Haven Entertainment
“Warsaw Uprising” - Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Feature english language - Dialogue/ADR

“Birdman” - New Regency Pictures
“Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” - Chernin Entertainment
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” - Indian Paintbrush
“The Imitation Game” - Black Bear Pictures
“Still Alice” - Killer Films
“The Theory of Everything” - Working Title
“Unbroken” - Universal Pictures
“Whiplash” - Blumhouse Productions


Feature english language - Effects/Foley

“American Sniper” - Warner Brothers
“Birdman” - New Regency Pictures
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” - Marvel Studios
“Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” - Chernin Entertainment
“Fury” - Columbia Pictures
“Guardians of The Galaxy” - Marvel Studios
“Interstellar” - Paramount Pictures; Warner Brothers; Legendary Pictures, Syncopy
“Unbroken” - Universal Pictures

Feature foreign language - Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR

“Human Capital” - Indiana Production Company
“The Liberator” - Producciones Insurgentes, C.A.
“The Raid 2" - Pt. Merantau Films
“Roar” - Abis Rizvi Films
“Uzumasa Limelight” - Eleven Arts


Feature music

“Birdman” - New Regency Pictures
“Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” - Fox
“The Fault In Our Stars” - Temple Hill Entertainment
“Gone Girl” - Twentieth Century Fox
“Guardians of The Galaxy” - Marvel Studios
“Interstellar” - Paramount Pictures; Warner Brothers; Legendary Pictures, Syncopy
“Selma” - Pathe

Feature musical

“Annie” - Olive Bridge Entertainment
“Get On Up” - JB Films Llc
“Into The Woods” - Lucamar Productions
“The Jersey Boys” - Malpaso Productions
“Whiplash” - Blumhouse Productions


Computer episodic (webisode)

“Halo Nightfall” - Scott Free
“Jabbawockeez Presents Regenerate” - Jabbawookeez
“Poet anderson”: The Dream Walker - to The Stars
“Video Game High School” (Season 3): Episode 1 “Omgwtfpsi” - The Collective Digital Studio LLC
“World of Warcraft - Lords of War” - Rollover Productions, Inc

Direct to video animation

“The Boxcar Children” - Hammerhead Productions
“The Pirate Fairy” - Disneytoon Studios
“Rainbow Brite” - Feeln
“Scooby Doo and The Wrestle-Mania Mystery” - Warner Bros. Animation
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” - “Sacrifice”


Direct to video live action

“The Christmas Dragon” - Arrowstorm Entertainment
“Leprechaun: Origins” - Wwe Studios
“The Prince”
“Red Sky” - Aldamisa Entertainment
“Stonehearst Asylum” - Icon Productions
“Wer” - Filmdistrict

Game cinematics

“Far Cry 4" - Ubisoft Montreal
“Halo: Master Chief Collection 2014" - Blur / Microsoft / 343 Industries
“League of Legends” - “A New Dawn” - Riot Games
“Overwatch” - “The Exhibit” - Rollover Productions, Inc
“Star Citizen” - Cloud Imperium Games, LLC
“World of Warcraft” - “Warlords of Draenor” intro cinematic - Rollover Productions, Inc.


TV animation - Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR

“The 7D” - “Buckets / Frankengloom” - Disney Television Animation
“Gravity Falls” - “Into The Bunker” - Disney Television Animation
“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” - “North Pole Down " -Disney TV Animation
“Sofia The First” - “The Curse of Princess Ivy” - Walt Disney Productions
“Star Wars: Rebels” | “Gathering Forces " - Lucasfilm Animation
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” - “In Dreams” - Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc.
“Ultimate Spiderman” - “The Spider-Verse: Part 1" - Film Roman/Marvel Animation

TV documentary long form - Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR

“Deadliest Catch” - “You’ll Know My Name Is The Lord” - Original Productions, LLC, A Fremantlemedia Company For The Discovery Channel
“Foo Fighters Sonic Highways” - “Seattle” - Roswell Films
“The World Wars” - “Trial By Fire” - Stephen David Entertainment For History


TV documentary short form - Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR

“Ax Men” - “Ax Marks The Spot” - Original Productions / Max Post
“Undrafted” - “105" - Mandalay Sports Media
“Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots” - “Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots Part 1" - Eleventh Day Entertainment

TV long form - Dialogue / ADR

“Deliverance Creek” - “Pilot” - Lifetime
“Klondike” - “Episode 1" - Scott Free C/O Chris Walters
“Lizzie Borden took An Ax” - Sony Pictures Television
“The Normal Heart” - Home Box Office
“Petals On The Wind” - “Petals On The Wind” - Cue The Dog Productions


TV long form - FX/Foley

“Houdini” - “Night 1" - Lionsgate Entertainment
“Isa” - Fluency
“Klondike” - “Episode 1"
“Lizzie Borden took An Axe” - Sony Pictures Television
“The Normal Heart” - Home Box Office

TV short form – Dialogue / ADR

“Game of Thrones” - “The Children”
“Homeland” - “Redux”
“Houdini” - “Night 2"
“The Newsroom” - “Oh Shenandoah”
“Penny Dreadful” - Season 1 - “Seance”
“The Strain” - “The Box”
“True Blood " - “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
“True Detective” - “Who Goes There”


TV short form - FX/Foley

“The 100 - “We Are Grounders - Part Two”
“Fargo” - “Ep 106 “Buridan’s Ass”
“Game of Thrones” - “The Children”
“Peaky Blinders” - “Episode 1" - Tiger Aspect
“Penny Dreadful” - “Night Work” - Neal Street Productions/Showtime Networks Inc.
“True Detective” - “The Secret Fate of All Life” - HBO
“Vikings” - “Answers In Blood” - World 2000 Entertainment

TV short form music score

“Almost Human” - “Simon Says” - Bonanza Productions
“American Horror Story” - “Monsters Among Us” - Ryan Murphy Productions
“Banshee” - “The Thunder Man” - Screaming Spirit Prod, Llc
“Borgia” - “1507" - Atlantique Productions - Lagardère Entertainment
“Fargo” - “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” - Fargo Alberta Productions
“Game of Thrones” - “The Watchers On The Wall” - Home Box Office (HBO)
“Gotham” - “Lovecraft” - Warner Bros.
“House of Cards” Season 2 - “Chapter 14" - Media Rights Capital


Verna Fields award for student filmmakers

“Sin Frontera” - Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
“The Night Guardian” - University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
“Hominid” - Savannah College of Art and Design
“Sea Odyssey” - Savannah College of Art and Design
“Posthumous” - University of Miami