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“Black Swan” and “Inception” led the film pack in the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards nominations announced today.

Both films snagged sound editing noms in the feature film music, DX & ADR and FX & Foley categories. Other nominees in the film music category are “Alice in Wonderland,” “Get Low,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Let Me In,” “The Losers” and “The Social Network.”

In the animated film category, box office heavyweights “Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Toy Story 3” received noms as well as “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” indie pic “The Illusionist” and Disney’s “Tangled.” Seven docus were also recognized this year: “Babies,” “Catfish,” “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “Inside Job,” “Restrepo,” “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” and “Waiting for Superman.”

Receiving mentions for sound editing in a musical were “Burlesque,” “Country Strong,” “Step Up 3D” and “Tangled” all received noms.

The adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” earned noms for sound editing in a foreign-language feature, as did “Biutiful,” “Lebanon,” “Micmacs,” “Mother” and “North Face.”

AMC’s breakout hit “The Walking Dead” came out ahead in television with four noms, including TV longform DX & AR, TV longform FX & Foley, TV shortform DX & ADR and TV shortform FX & Foley. “Human Target,” “The Tudors” and “True Blood” also picked up noms in the TV shortform DX & ADR and FX & Foley categories.

Special honors will go to producer Brian Grazer and sound designer-editor Walter Murch. Grazer will be hailed with the MPSE filmmaker nod and Murch will receive a career achievement laurel.

Winners will be anounced Feb. 20 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

The complete list of nominees follows:



“Despicable Me”

“How To Train Your Dragon”

“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”


“The Illusionist”

“Toy Story 3




“Exit Through the Gift Shop”

“Inside Job”


“Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage”

“Waiting for Superman”

Foreign Language





“North Face”

“The Girl Who Played With Fire”

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”


“Alice in Wonderland”

“Black Swan”

“Get Low”

“Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”


“Let Me In”

“The Losers”

“The Social Network”

Music in a Musical


“Country Strong”

“Step Up 3D”



“Black Swan”

“Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”


“The Kids Are All Right”

“The King’s Speech”

“The Social Network”

“Tron: Legacy”

“True Grit”

FX & Foley

“127 Hours”

“Black Swan”


“True Grit”

“Iron Man 2”


“Tron: Legacy”





“Futurama,” (The Late Philip J. Fry)

“G.I. Joe: Renegades” (Homecoming Part 2)

“Monster High”

“Prep and Landing” (Operation Secret Santa)

“The Avengers — Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” (Masters of Evil)

“The Penguins of Madagascar” (The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel)

“The Secret Saturdays”

Longform Documentary

“30 for 30” (The Two Escobars)

“And Man Created Dogs”

“For Love of Liberty” (Parts 1 & 2)

Longform DX & ADR

“Temple Grandin”

“The Pacific” (Episode 2)

“The Walking Dead” (Days Gone By)

Longform FX & Foley

“Temple Grandin”

“The Pacific” (Peleliu Landing)

“The Walking Dead” (Days Gone By)

Shortform Music

“Boardwalk Empire” (Anastasia)

“CSI: Miami” (L.A.)

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (Unshockable)

“Detroit 187” (Pilot)

“FlashPoint” (The Other Lane)

“Fringe” (The Box)

“Rizzoli & Isles” (When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang)

Shortform Music in a Musical

“Fringe” (Brown Betty)

“Glee” (The Power of Madonna)”

“Hellcats” (Back of a Car)

Shortform DX & ADR

“Human Target” (Ilsa Pucci)

“Mad Men” (The Summer Man)

“Smallville” (Salvation)

“The Glades” (A Perfect Storm)

“The Mentalist” (The Red Ponies)

“The Tudors” (Sixth and the Final Wife)

“The Walking Dead” (Guts)

“True Blood” (9 Crimes)

Shortform FX & Foley

“Breaking Bad” (One Minute)

“Human Target” (Pilot)

“Lost” (Ab Aeterno)

“Supernatural” (Point of No Return)

“The Bridge” (Chain of Fools)

“The Tudors” (Sixth and the Final Wife)

“The Walking Dead” (Guts)

“True Blood” (I Smell a Rat)


Computer Episodic Entertainment

“A Drop of True Blood” (Sam)

“House M.D.” (Nurse Jeffrey)

“Wild Grinders”

Computer Interactive Entertainment

“Epic Mickey”

“Fable 3”

“Final Fantasy 14”

“Lost Plant 2”

“World of Warcraft: Cataclysm”

Direct to Video Animation

“Batman: Under the Red Hood”

“DC Showcase: Jonah Hex”

“Family Guy: It’s a Trap”

“The Penguins of Madagascar — Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge”

“Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes”

Direct to Video Live Action

“30 Days of Night: Dark Days”

Caprica — Apotheosis”

“Lost Boys 3: The Thirst”

Special Venue

“Journey to Mecca”

“MacGillivray Freeman’s Arabia”

“Under the Sea 3D”