Amid a flurry of awards ceremonies that includes the Grammy and the UK's Brits, the winners of the 57th Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel (MPSE) Awards were announced on Sunday 20 February at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Among the big winners of the awards – which recognise sound work in feature-film, television and other categories – were the topical The Social Network, sci-fi mindbender Inception and WWII mini-series The Pacific.

Best Sound Editing:
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR an an Animation Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon (Paramount Pictures)
Directed by: Dean DeBois & Chris Sanders Produced by: Bonnie Arnold
Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor: Jonathan Null Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer: Randy Thom Sound Designer: Al Nelson Supervising Foley Editor: Pascal Garneau Supervising Dialogue Editor: Chris Gridley Foley Artist: Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist: Jana Vance Sound Effects Editor: Colette Dahanne Sound Effects Editor: Josh Gold Sound Effects Editor: Pete Horner Foley Editor: Sue Fox Foley Editor: Andrea Gard ADR Editor: Rich Quinn
Best Sound Editing:
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (D&E Entertainment) 
Directed by: Scott Dunn, Scot McFadyen Produced by: Scott Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor: David Rose Sound Effects & Music Editor: David Rose Sound Effects & Music Editor: Andrew Wright Dialogue Editor: Stephen Barden

Best Sound Editing:
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR in a Feature Foreign Language Film
Micmacs (Warner Bros. Entertainment France)
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Produced by: Frederic Brillion, Gilles LeGrand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

 – Supervising Sound Editor: Gerard Hardy Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer: Selina Azzazi Supervising Foley Editor: Jean-Pierre LeLong Supervising Dialogue Editor: Darilera Cavola-Hardy Supervising ADR Editor: Alain Levy Foley Artist: Nicolas Becker

Best Sound Editing:
Music in a Feature Film
Inception(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas 
Supervising Music Editor: Alex Gibson Music Editor: Ryan Rubin

Best Sound Editing:
Music in a Musical Feature Film
Country Strong (Screen Gems)

Directed by: Shana Feste Produced by: Tobey Maguire, Jenno Topping
Nominees – 
Music Editor: Fernand Bos, MPSE. Music Editor: Philip Tallman

Best Sound Editing:
Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: Scott Rudin, Cean Chaffin, Mike De Lucca, Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey

Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor: Ren Klyce Supervising Dialogue Editor: Malcolm Fife Supervising ADR Editor: Richard Quinn Dialogue/ADR Editor: Jeremy Molod

Best Sound Editing:
Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer: Richard King Supervising Foley Editor: Christopher Flick Foley Artist: Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist: John Roesch Sound Effects Editor: Michael Babcock Sound Effects Editor: Paul Berolzheimer Sound Effects Editor: Michael W. Mitchell Sound Effects Editor: Bryan Watkins, MPSE. Foley Editor: Bruce Tanis, MPSE

Best Sound Editing:
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television
The Penguins of Madagascar
’The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel’ (Viacom International Inc)
Directed by: Nick Filippi Produced by: Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Bret Haaland
Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: Paulette Victor Lifton, MPSE. Supervising Sound Editor: James Ian Lifton Sound Designer: Ian Nyeste Supervising Foley Editor: Aran Tanchum Supervising Dialogue Editor: Michael Petak Supervising ADR Editor: Jason Stiff Foley Artist: Vincent Guisetti Sound Effects & Foley Editor: Lawrence Reyes
Sound Effects Editor: Matt Hall Dialogue Editor: DJ Lynch Dialogue Editor: Oliver Pearce

Best Sound Editing:
Long-form Dialogue and ADR in Television
The Pacific
’Basilone’ (HBO)
Directed by: David Nutter Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: Tom Bellfort Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor: Daniel S Irwin, MPSE.
Dialogue Editor: John C Stuver, MPSE. ADR Editor: Michael Hertlein ADR Editor: Michelle Pazer ADR Editor: David Williams

Best Sound Editing:
Long-form Documentary
And Man Created Dogs (National Geographic Channel)
Directed by: Pierre de Lespinois Produced by: John Copeland, Fran LoCascio, Pierre de Lespinois

Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor Michael J. Payne Supervising Foley Editor/Foley Artist: Patrick Cusack Supervising Dialogue Editor: John C Stuver, MPSE Music Editor: John DeFaria

Best Sound Editing:
Long-form Foley and Sound Effects in Television
The Pacific
’Peleliu Landing’ (HBO)
Directed by: Carl Franklin Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: Tom Bellfort Supervising Foley Editor: Tom Bellfort Foley Artist: Katie Rose Foley Artist: Jody Thomas, MPSE. Sound Effects/Foley Editor: Hector Gika, MPSE. Sound Effects Editor: Paul Aulicino, MPSE. Sound Effects Editor: Ben Cook Sound Effects Editor: Charles Maynes

Best Sound Editing:
Short-form Dialogue and ADR in Television
The Walking Dead
’Guts’ (AMC)
Directed by: Michelle Maxwell Maclaren Produced by: Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Skip Schoolnik

Nominees –
 Supervising Sound Editor: Walter Newman, MPSE. Supervising Dialogue Editor: Darleen R. Stoker Supervising ADR Editor: Lou Thomas ADR Editor: Peter Austin ADR Editor: Karyn Foster ADR Editor: Skip Schoolnik Dialogue Editor: Bruce Honda

Best Sound Editing:
Short-form Sound Effects and Foley in Television
The Tudors
’The Sixth and Final Wife’ (Showtime Networks Inc)
Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa Produced by: Sheila Hockin
Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: Jane Tattersall, MPSE. Foley Artist: Goro Koyama Foley Artist: Andy Malcolm Sound Effects Editor: Kathy Choi Sound Effects Editor: Jane Tattersall, MPSE

Best Sound Editing:
Short-form Musical in Television
Glee: The Power of Madonna (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)
Directed by: Ryan Murphy Produced by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan,
Dante Di Loreto, Bradley Buecker, Alexis Martin Woodall 

Nominees – 
Music Editor: David Klotz

Best Sound Editing:
Short-form Music in Television
’Anastasia’ (HBO)
Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa Produced by: Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, 
Tim Van Patten, Steve Levinson, Mark Wahlberg 

Nominees –
 Music Editor: Annette Kudrak

Best Sound Editing:
Direct-to-Video – Animation
Family Guy: It’s a Trap (20th Century Fox)
Directed by: Dominic Polcino Produced by: Seth MacFarlane & Kara Vallow

Nominees – 
Supervising Sound Editor: Bob Newlan, MPSE. Sound Designer: Andrew Ellerd Music Editor: Patrick Clark Foley Artist: Dale Perry Sound Effects Editor: Stuart Martin Dialogue Editor: Mark Eklund Music Editor: Stan Jones Music Editor: Doug Lackey

Best Sound Editing:
Computer Interactive Entertainment
Disney Epic Mickey (Disney Interactive)
Directed by: Warren Spector Produced by: Alex Chrisman, Joseph P. Lupo, Adam Creighton, Scott Green

Nominees –
 Supervising Sound Editor: Scott Martin Gershin, MPSE. Supervising Sound Editor: Martin Galway Sound Designer: Steve Robinson, MPSE. Sound Designer: Masanobu ‘Tomi’ Tomita Sound Designer: Peter Zinda, MPSE.
Foley Artist: Jimmy Moriana, MPSE. Foley Artist: Jeffrey Wilhoit, MPSE. Sound Effects Editor: Bryan Celano Sound Effects Editor: Patrick Ginn Sound Effects Editor: Bill Munyon Sound Effects Editor: Scott Wolf, MPSE. Sound Effects Editor: Matt Piersall

Best Sound Editing:
Special Venue
Journey To Mecca (SK Films Inc)
Directed by: Bruce Neibaur Produced by: Taran Davies, Jonathan Barker, Daniel Ferguson, Dominic Cunningham Reid

Nominees –
 Supervising Sound Editor: Peter Thillaye Sound Designer: Ed Douglas Sound Designer: Sue Fawcett Supervising Foley Editor: Andy Malcolm Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor: Fred Brennan Music Editor: Richard Henderson, MPSE. Foley Artist: Andy Malcolm Foley Artist: Goro Koyama

Best Sound Editing:
Direct-to-Video – Live Action
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Directed by: Ben Ketai Produced by: JR Young, Rob Tapert, Nicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm, Rui Costa Reis, Ted Adams

Nominees –
 Supervising Sound Editor: Eric Lalicata Sound Designer: Ryan Gegenheimer Supervising Foley Editor: Matt Beville Supervising Dialogue Editor: Dhyana Carlton-Tims Music Editor: Jaclyn Newman Foley Artist: Alex Ullrich Dialogue Editor: Dhyana Carlton-Tims Sound Effects Editor: Ryan Gegenheimer Sound Effects Editor: Sean Gray ADR Editor: John Sanacore ADR Editor: Ryan Young Sound Effects Editor: Eryne Prine

Best Sound Editing:
Computer Episodic Entertainment
A Drop of True Blood: Sam (HBO)
Directed by: Michael Lehmann Produced by: Alan Ball

Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: John Benson, MPSE. Dialogue/ADR Editor: Jason Krane, MPSE. Music Editor: Eduardo Ponsdomenech Sound Effects Editor: Stuart Martin

Verna Fields Award in Sound Editiing for Student Filmmakers
Stanley Pickle
National Film and Television School

Nominees – Supervising Sound Editor: Dario Swade Foley Artist: Paula Boram

The 2011 MPSE Filmmaker Recipient is Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, while the 2011 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient is the renowned sound designer and editor Walter Murch (pictured above with George Lucas), presented by veteran filmmaker George Lucas who commented: 'Sound is half of the experience of a motion picture – the sound editor should start working the same day the editor starts working.'

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