Monday, January 23, 2012

84th Oscar Sound Editing Updates (1/23/12)

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Sound Editing race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Super 8 (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 10)
2. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (previous rank 2)
3. War Horse (previous rank 6)
4. Hugo (previous rank 5)
5. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (previous rank 13)

6. The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 1)
7. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 17)
8. Drive (previous rank 29)
9. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (previous rank 7)
10. Fast Five (previous rank 31)
11. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 20)
12. The Tree Of Life (previous rank 4)
13. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (previous rank 12)
14. Rango (previous rank 18)
15. Cars 2 (previous rank 3)
16. Hanna (previous rank 49)
17. Moneyball (previous rank 28)
18. Warrior (previous rank 41)
19. Captain America: The First Avenger (previous rank 19)
20. The Artist (previous rank 34)
21. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (previous rank 40)
22. Real Steel (New)
23. X-Men: First Class (previous rank 9)
24. Thor (previous rank 14)
25. Battle: Los Angeles (previous rank 25)

26. Immortals (previous rank 15)
27. Contagion (previous rank 11)
28. Cowboys & Aliens (previous rank 16)
29. Happy Feet 2 (previous rank 22)
30. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previous rank 47)
31. J. Edgar (previous rank 36)
32. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (previous rank 8)
33. Kung Fu Panda 2 (previous rank 33)
34. The Muppets (previous rank 50)
35. Rio (previous rank 44)
36. My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 35)
37. Rampart (previous rank 32)
38. The Iron Lady (New)
39. The Flowers Of War (Jin Ling Shi San Chai) (New)
40. In The Land Of Blood And Honey (New)
41. Green Lantern (previous rank 27)
42. Source Code (previous rank 21)
43. The Three Musketeers (previous rank 39)
44. Apollo 18 (previous rank 23)
45. The Adjustment Bureau (previous rank 24)
46. Puss In Boots (New)
47. Footloose (New)
48. Pina (New)
49. Colombiana (previous rank 37)
50. We Bought A Zoo (previous rank 26)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Sound Editing predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re really into sound, check out the Sound Mixing predictions also.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
Switch to another year: 84th,  85th,  86th,  87th,  88th,  89th  


  1. I have the same front 3 as you. I also have Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible. The Mission: Impossible prediction is just the fan of the film in me predicting it, but I definitely think it is a possibility.

    1. I've heard good things about Ghost Protocol, so you may get your fan wish! It was really hard for me to not put Tintin into the top 5, and I'll probably end up being wrong. But I just get the feeling that all of the details that went into the Ape sounds could pull off a nomination here.

  2. If I may kindly ask, what is the difference between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing?

    1. Great question Anonymous! I almost did an introductory paragraph about this, but ran out of time. I still may do one before the ceremony.

      The easiest way that I've heard of it is that Sound Editing is the creation of new sounds (often in the studio), where as Sound Mixing is the combination (mixing) of sounds, and particularly different sound tracks.

      So for example, If you have a fictional monster, or a car wreck, or the sound of a space ship whooshing or lazer guns, you have to create those, and that is sound editing. Sci-Fi films often do really well in the Sound Editing category.

      In contrast, say that you have a musical like Dreamgirls or Chicago, what you want to do is "mix" together the music track with the dialogue track. That's also how The King's Speech got in under Sound Mixing.

      Of course, there is a lot or cross-over of films that got in under both categories, and they often have 3 or 4 of the same nominees in common each year. To be honest, I can't really tell the difference if I am just watching (or listening to) a movie. But if I think about the places where there is a difference, then it helps a little bit.

  3. Nice set of predictions...I'm also predicting Super8 to win..Do start soon for the 85th Oscars predictions

    1. Thanks my friend! My goal is to update most of the top categories for the 85th during the month between the nominations and the ceremony itself.