‘Apes,’ ‘Birdman’ surge as sound editors round out pre-Oscar industry nominations

The final guild/industry group to declare nominees did so this afternoon as the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) spoke up with a roll call of players for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards.

On the film side of things, “Birdman” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” had the best showing with three nominations each. I've been wondering if the latter could slide into Oscar play this year, but it's hard to gauge here, as “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” had a nice MPSE showing, too. In the effects/foley category, “Fury” is featured as well, also a strong possibility to pop up.

All other expected players (“American Sniper,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Unbroken,” etc.) are featured. We'll see how the sound branch shakes it all out tomorrow but I'm a little more confused by where they'll end up going than usual, I must say.

Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 15. And remember to check out how the season's going at The Circuit!

Feature Animation
“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The LEGO Movie”

Feature Documentary
“American – Imagine the World Without Her”
“Deepsea Challenge 3D”
“Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me”
“Jodorowsky's Dune”
“Under the Electric Sky”
“Warsaw Uprising”

Feature English Language – Dialogue/ADR
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Imitation Game”
“Still Alice”
“The Theory of Everything”

Feature English Language – Effects/Foley
“American Sniper”
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Feature Foreign Language – Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR
“Human Capital”
“The Liberator”
“The Raid 2”
“Uzumasa Limelight”

Feature Music
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“The Fault in Our Stars”
“Gone Girl”
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

Feature Musical
“Get On Up”
“Into the Woods”
“Jersey Boys”

Computer Episodic (Webisode)
“Halo: Nightfall”
“Habbawockeez Presents Regenerate”
“Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker”
“Video Game High School – Season 3, Episode 1” – “OMGWTFPSI”
“World of Warcraft – Lords of War”