The Motion Picture Sound Editors gave its top honor Saturday night to WALL’E, which took home the prize for best sound effects, Foley, dialogue and ADR animation in a feature film.
That made the night a double honor for Ben Burtt, who in addition to designing the sound for WALL’E won a career achievement honor for his work dating back to the original Star Wars. George Lucas presented the career achievement honor during a ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
The Dark Knight won two awards, music in a feature film and sound effects and Foley in a feature film.
On TV, Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars won the TV animation category, while Warner Bros.’s animated Batman: Gotham Knight won the direct to video honor.
The full list of winners follows:
SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR ANIMATION IN A FEATURE FILM: WALL’E
SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FOREIGN FEATURE FILM: Slumdog Millionaire
MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM: The Dark Knight
MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM: Mamma Mia!
DIALOGUE AND ADR IN A FEATURE FILM: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM: The Dark Knight
TELEVISION ANIMATION: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Lair of Grievous”
LONG FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION: Generation Kill, “Get Some”
SHORT FORM DIALOGUE AND ADR IN TELEVISION: Lost, ‘Confirmed Dead #402″
LONG FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION: Crusoe, ‘Rum & Gunpowder”
SHORT FORM SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN TELEVISION: Battlestar Galactica, “He That Believeth In Me”
LONG FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION: Celine
SHORT FORM MUSIC IN TELEVISION: CSI: Miami, “Tipping Point”
DIRECT TO VIDEO: Batman: Gotham Knight
COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT: Gears of War 2
STUDENT FILM: Mummy’s Boy
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