On a night when director Ang Lee was honored with the Motion Picture Sound Editors' honorary Filmmaker Award, his film "Life of Pi" won big at the MPSE's Golden Reel Awards.
But the award that most closely aligns with the Oscar sound editing category, Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film category, went not to "Pi" but to the James Bond film "Skyfall."
Four of the five Oscar nominees were also nominated in that category: "Skyfall," "Pi," "Django Unchained" and "Argo." The last of those films suffered a rare shutout at an awards ceremony.
"Life of Pi" was the only film to win more than one award, taking home the Music in a Feature Film and Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film categories, in addition to Lee's honorary award.
The awards took place one day after the Cinema Audio Society gave its top sound-mixing award to "Les Miserables." That film won the Golden Reel award for editing music in a musical feature.
In the animation category, "Wreck-It Ralph" ended a series of guild wins by "Brave" by taking home the top prize. "Last Call at the Oasis" won the award for sound editing in a documentary, while "Rust and Bone" won among foreign-language films.
"Game of Thrones" was the only television show to win more than one award, taking home a pair (one in a tie). Other TV awards went to "The Newsroom," "Smash," "American Horror Story" and "Fringe."
John Roesch, whose career includes "The Dark Knight," "Inception" and all three "Matrix" movies, received the MPSE's Career Achievement Award.
The ceremony took place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles.
Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film: "Skyfall" Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film: "Wreck-it Ralph" Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film: "Life of Pi" Music in a Feature Film: "Life of Pi" Music in a Musical Feature Film: "Les Miserables" Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary: "Last Call at the Oasis" Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Foreign-Language Film: "Rust and Bone"
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television: "Adventure Time: 'Card Wars'" Long Form Dialogue and ADR in Television: "Game of Thrones," Season 2: "Valor Morghuils" Sound Editing, Long Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television: (tie) "Game of Thrones" Season 2: "Valar Morghulis"; "SEAL Team Six": "The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" Long Form Music in Television: "Hemingway & Gellhorn" Long Form Musical in Television: "Let it Shine" Long Form Documentary in Television: "Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane" Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television: "The Newsroom": "Amen" Short Form Music in Television: "Fringe": "A Short Story About Love" Short Form Musical in Television: "Smash": "Hell on Earth" Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television: "American Horror Story": "Welcome to Briarcliff"
Computer Episodic Entertainment: "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" Computer Interactive Entertainment: "Resident Evil: 6" Direct to Video – Animation: "Justice League: Doom" Direct to Video – Live Action: "Fire with Fire" Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing for Student Filmmakers: "Head Over Heels"
Filmmaker Award: Ang Lee Career Achievement Award: John Roesch