We're less than a week away from the 83rd annual Academy Awards broadcast, so lots of film organizations spent this past weekend doling out their prizes before the official end of awards season next Sunday. Here's a roundup of what you missed.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors doled out their Golden Reel Awards at the Westin Bonaventure in LA yesterday. Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' was the event's big winner, taking home two trophies in the Best Sound Effects & Foley and Best Music in a Feature Film. Meanwhile, 'The Social Network' took home the prize for Best Sound Editing for Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film.
Gamblers looking to bet on the Oscars will want to note that 'Inception' was the only sound editing Oscar nominee to win a Golden Reel. Could it be a sign? Please wager responsibly. THR has the full list of winners.
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Keeping with the audio theme, Deadline reports that the Cinema Audio Society handed out the annual CAS awards for the 47th time on Saturday night. Made up of sound mixers from the film and television industry, the CAS was "founded to create a proper channel of communication between the related sound crafts and between those instrumental to the production and distribution of film and television soundtracks."
This year's big prize, the Outstanding Achievement for Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures award, went to the Coen Bros. remake of 'True Grit.' Congrats to Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland and his re-recording mixers on their well-deserved win.
It wasn't all about sound this weekend, though. On Saturday, the American Cinema Editors handed out this year's Eddies and The Envelope was on hand to record the winners.. 'The Social Network,' 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Toy Story 3' took home the top honors – with Fincher's film winning the Best Edited Feature Film Drama (Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter) while 'Alice in Wonderland' (Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.) nabbed the best comedy or musical prize and 'Toy Story 3' (Ken Schretzmann and Lee Unkrich) walked off with the trophy for the animated feature category. Documentary 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' was also recognized at the event.
And since it wouldn't be an awards show without Christopher Nolan winning something, the ACE bestowed their ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award on the 'Inception' director. Presumably, this kept Nolan fanboys from rioting over a perceived snub.
And there you have it, this weekend's big winners. Technical awards might not be as sexy as the big guns like Best Picture or Director, but filmmaking is a team effort – and it's always nice to see the less glamorous positions in the industry get their moment to shine. Now bring on the Oscars!