Sound is such a huge element in cinema. It has the ability to make us be lost in the emotions we see unfolding on the screen. In some cases music is iconic - think of classics such as JAWS, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, STAR WARS (not only for the main title theme, but who can't forget the sound of a warm lightsaber?), INDIANA JONES, THE LION KING - I could really go on and on, but as you are no doubt well-aware, there are so many composers that have created so much amazing music, and when a great film is married to an amazing soundtrack, along with great sound and dialogue editing, it makes the joys of cinema that much better.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors recently announced their annual Golden Reel Awards, and the film that was the crow-pleaser and show-stealer that took home the big awards was, of course, INCEPTION. The film specifically won Best Sound Editing for Music in a Feature Film and Best Sound Editing in the categories of Sound Effects and Foley .
Personally, I am thrilled about this. Granted, other films such as THE SOCIAL NETWOR and TRON: LEGACY (because I'm a Daft Punk fan) are other truly wonderful music compositions that did receive notice. THE SOCIAL NETWORK did win for Best Sound Editing in the category for Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film, and TRON: LEGACY was recently nominated for an Oscar in Sound Editing, along with TOY STORY 3, UNSTOPPABLE and, TRUE GRIT.
After the jump is a list of all the film winners, as well as television shows who won and do indeed deserve credit for the work they put forth. Continue reading →