Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Look at Best Sound Mixing

The nominees are...

3:10 to Yuma
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men

I'VE SEEN: 3/5: 3:10 to Yuma, No Country for Old Men & Ratatouille
I PREDICTED: 3/5. I had 300 & Hairspray in place of Transformers and Ratatouille

3:10 TO YUMA-Success in this category is a lot like getting a Best Picture nod without a Best Director nod. Since 3:10 to Yuma didn't get a Sound Editing nod, the nomination is really its reward.
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM-If the editing nomination was any indication, the Academy came much closer to rewarding Bourne in major categories than we gave them credit for. I could see this taking the award just to reward the film itself.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN-I've found that the Academy likes to go with safe choices in this category, and you don't get much safer than this. Still, when it's among Bourne and Transformers, it'll have a harder time.

RATATOUILLE-The editing here was more impressive than the mixing...and they rarely give one film both Sound Mixing and Editing. Still, don't count it out.

TRANSFORMERS-Some sites are predicting this...I don't know. We'll see what happens. Though the sound quality did look excellent...

WILL WIN: The Bourne Ultimatum
SHOULD WIN: No Country for Old Men

1. The Bourne Ultimatum
2. Transformers
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Ratatouille
5. 3:10 to Yuma

TOMORROW: Best Makeup

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