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'Avatar' takes top sound editing honors at the Golden Reel Awards

The James Cameron blockbuster won for best sound editing music in a feature film and sound effects and foley in a feature.

February 20, 2010|By Susan King

"Avatar" was the big winner Saturday night at the Motion Picture Sound Editors' 57th annual Golden Reel Awards.

The James Cameron blockbuster won for best sound editing music in a feature film and sound effects and foley in a feature.

"Up" won sound effects, foley, dialogue, ADR and music in an animated feature film, and "District 9" earned the award for sound effects, foley, dialogue and ADI in a foreign feature film.

"Michael Jackson's This Is It" won for best sound editing music in a musical feature film and "Inglourious Basterds" won for best sound editing: dialogue and ADR in a feature film.

On the TV side, "The Penguins of Madagascar" episode "What Goes Around" won for best sound effects: sound effects, foley, dialogue, ADR and music animation.

The "Daybreak, Part 2" installment of "Battlestar Galactica" won best sound editing for long form dialogue and ADR and long form effects and foley; the "True Blood" episode "Beyond Here Lies Nothing' won for best sound editing for short form dialogue and ADR.

The "Epic Fail" installment of "House" earned an award for sound editing short form effects and foley; "Spectacular!' won for sound editing long form music; and pilot of "Glee" earned the award for sound editing short form music.

"The Family Guy" video episode "Something, Something, Something, Darkside" won for sound editing direct-to-video ,and "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" earned the award for best sound editing in computer entertainment.

"Scarecrow" won the Verna Fields Award in sound editing for student filmmakers.

Steven Spielberg was this year's recipient of the Filmmaker Award.

The Golden Reel Awards were presented at a gala ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Saturday evening.

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