Inception Is Big Winner At Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

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February 21, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Inception has picked up more honors in the run-up to the Oscars, scooping two prizes at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards on Sunday.
The Academy Award-nominated film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, was recognized for best sound editing in the categories of sound effects & foley and music in a feature film.

Its Oscar rival The Social Network was also celebrated at the event, winning a trophy for best sound editing in the category for dialogue and automated dialogue replacement in a feature film.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s movie Country Song scooped the award for best sound editing of music in a musical, while How To Train Your Dragon was named the animated feature with the best sound editing.

Star Wars master George Lucas was at the ceremony to hand the MPSE award for Career Achievement to veteran sound designer Walter Murch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Presenting the honor to Murch, Lucas told the crowd, “Sound is half of the experience of a motion picture… The sound editor should start working the same day the editor starts working.”