Updates to The Circuit

Posted by · 12:38 am · February 23rd, 2011

I’ve been a bit sluggish in getting recent guild news out there.  I think I’m already closing up shop in my mind.  Nevertheless, the Motion Picture Sound Editors and Costume Designers Guild have announced winners this week.  The latter infuriatingly keeps things a guessing game in that Oscar field.

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MPSE last industry organization to nominate

Posted by · 4:08 pm · January 20th, 2011

Save for the Academy, of course.  And you can find sound editors’ picks at The Circuit. Just about every possible competitor was chalked up (and it’s the sound effects and foley category that tends to shed the most light).  Check out the breakdown of hopefuls, as always, at the film’s dedicated Contenders page here. “Black […]

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1/14 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Weinstein on the “Oscar movie,” HFPA sued, more bad ‘Social’ breath

Posted by · 5:46 am · January 14th, 2011

• Former Golden Globes publicist Michael Russell sues the HFPA two days before its biggest night leveling a boatload of accusations. [The Wrap] • Harvey Weinstein himself admits that the stereotype of the classic “Oscar movie” is probably gone. [The Carpetbagger] • Still beating David Fincher up over “The Social Network”‘s bad breath. [Slate]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Hurt Locker’ BAFTA sweep, minor fracas

Posted by · 6:06 pm · February 26th, 2010

• “The Hurt Locker” continued its cruise through the precursors, taking six awards at the BAFTAS. • The pile of guild awards grew as the writers, costume designers and sound editors all picked their winners. • In our ongoing Oscar Guide series, we broke down the lead actress, documentary feature, documentary short, original score and […]

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‘Avatar,’ ‘Basterds’ win with MPSE

Posted by · 11:11 pm · February 20th, 2010

See the full list of winners here.  We covered the sound editing category last week in the Oscar Guide.  I think “Avatar” is still safe to win there, but there could still be a splitting seeing “The Hurt Locker” take sound mixing.

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WEEKLY WRAP: Globe awards, BAFTA noms, foreign shortlist

Posted by · 6:41 pm · January 22nd, 2010

• “Avatar” and “The Hangover” took top honors at a very populist Golden Globes ceremony — Off the Carpet reported from the party circuit. • The Academy revealed the nine films shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film; we sized up the race. • BAFTA announced their nominations, with “An Education,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” […]

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‘Avatar,’ ‘Star Trek’ lead the way with MPSE

Posted by · 10:13 am · January 22nd, 2010

For the first time I can ever remember, the Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced their list of nominees BEFORE the Academy has announced the Oscar nominees.  Because these always came a few days after the big announcement, I have to say, I have never bothered to see how often they match up with the […]

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Two more industry awards: MPSE and VES

Posted by · 9:17 am · February 22nd, 2009

We should link to these for closure, so “The Dark Knight,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “WALL-E” won big at the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards, while “Button” took four trophies from the Visual Effects Society.  “The Dark Knight” and “WALL-E” also won a few each.  Thanks to Awards Daily on […]

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