‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Split the Mpse Golden Reel and Cas Sound Awards

Darius Marder’s experimental “Sound of Metal” — the Oscar favorite for Best Sound — was surprisingly snubbed at the 68th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards for sound editing on Friday, but it rebounded on Saturday to take sound mixing honors at the 57th annual Cas Awards.

The sound editors presented a three-way split between Aaron Sorkin’s multi-layered courtroom drama, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (dialogue/Adr), “Greyhound,” the World War II battleship action/adventure (effects/foley), which is an Oscar sound nominee, and Christopher Nolan’s time-inverted “Tenet” (underscore).

Pixar’s “Soul,” which took the Golden Reel for animation, is also in the Oscar hunt for sound.

However, the other two Oscar nominees — “Mank” and “News of the World” — were completely shut out.Ironically, the primary reason the Academy consolidated sound editing and mixing into one category this season was due to increased overlap in recent years.

However, despite

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