Star Trek Nominated For 3 Sound Editors Guild Awards

On Wednesday the sound mixers guild (CAS) nominated Star Trek, and on Friday the sound editors guild (MPSE) announced their nominations and Star Trek led the field with three nods. Details below, plus a summary of the guild nominations and info on which ones are being awarded this weekend.


Star Trek Sound Editing nominated
The Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards has three feature films categories Star Trek was elligable for, and Star Trek was nominated in all three. Here is the list.

Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film
(500) Days of Summer
An Education
It’s Complicated
Star Trek
Sherlock Holmes
The Informant!

Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
(500) Days of Summer
A Serious Man
GI Joe
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
The Stoning of Soraya M.

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Inglourious Basterds
Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek

The only other film to get the trifecta of nominations was Avatar. District 9 was nominated in the separate foreign feature film category. The complete list of nominees is available at THR. The Golden Reel Awards will be handed out at ceremonies on Feb. 20 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

If you didn’t see it before, here is a profile on the sound of Star Trek by featuring interviews with Alan Rankin (supervising Sound Editor), Scott Gershin (Sound Designer), Mark Stoeckinger (supervising Sound Editor), Ann Scibelli (Sound Designer), and Tim Walston (Sound Designer).

There is also an excellent special feature on the Star Trek Blu-ray all about the work that Oscar-winner Ben Burtt did for Star Trek. Last year Burtt received a lifetime achievement award by the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards, which was presented to him by JJ Abrams. If you missed our report, here is that video (once again provided by

Star Trek 9 for 11 Guilds (so far) – SAG & PGA this weekend
Here is the guild nomination scorecard for Star Trek so far. (one one guild has announced winners):

The SAG Awards are on Saturday. The show is aired on TNT at 8 pm (ET/PT). But the Stunt Ensemble Award will actually be handed out during the red carpet webcast live online at and at 6:15 p.m. (ET), 3:15 p.m. (PT). The stunt award is being given away by none other than SAG committee member (and Star Trek Enterprise star) Scott Bakula.

The PGA awards are on Sunday, but those are not televised. Star Trek producers JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof have been nominated for producers of the year and are likely to be in attendance.

The other guilds that nominated Trek will all be doing their awards February.

Oscar Nomination Polls are closed
Today was the final day for members of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to hand in their ballots for nominations. The nominations will be announced February 2nd. The Academy Awards show airs on ABC on March 7th, and will be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Just this week ABC released promo photos of the two hosts.


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Star Trek is gonna get it….

another day another awards nominations…fantastic work by the sound crew…well deserved…more reasons why the film rocked…not just for directing and acting and vfx…but the sound too…all added to a wonderful film

oh yes the sound design was amazing, the spock-kirk mind meld was particularly cool, with nimoy’s multiple “thought voices”.

The “going to warp” boom was outstanding. Best effect ever.

Russian toilets for the door sounds. Awesome!

The JJprise is on routine patrol. The sound of a Russian toilet flushing signals the arrival via turbo-lift of AJ to the bridge.

Kirk: Mr. J, you have toilet paper on your bootheel.

AJ: Sorry, Captain. Someone’s been using the turbo-lift as a potty again.

Ensign BND: Awwwk. Works just fineedandee, till you try to get to the lower section and the whole blasted thingee turns over. I gots ta pick these lady napikins oot me hair.

Kirk: Nevermind that, navigator. Take us to warp.

Ensign BND: I’d surely likee ta do dat, Cap’n Emo, but the sonical boom would break the winders.

Spock: Ensign, a sonic boom is an atmospheric event caused by an object accelerating faster than the forward air can evacuate. There is no air in space, hence no sonic event.

Commodore The’Mo’Pic’So’Ed’Go’Ree’Aw: Whatever, Avatar’s gonna get the prize anyway.

Ensign BND: I guess their girlie Na’vi napis magically float away. Aaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Zohura points her zoobtube gun at Ensign BND and fires.

The End — Or IS IT??


I dont think anyone cares about the source of that sound while watching the movie…

Congratulations for a job well done!

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hate to be the spoiler but it’s gonna be tough against avatar

The sound effects in Trek 09 were simply awesome. One above all: the classic transporter sound, with the “ping” indicating the lock-on.

Completely off-topic, but Jean Simmons past away today. She gave what is in my opinion one of the best Star Trek performances as Admiral Satie in TNG. We should have a thread to this methinks…

btw, congratulations to the nominees

Loved Jean Simmons, especially in Spartacus. Sorry to hear the news.

There sure are a lot of guilds. As well as awards. Perhaps too many. Its kind of getting a bit ridiculous actually. A lot of these guilds happen to be redundant and unnecessary in my opinion. As glad as I am that “Star Trek” is being recognized, there comes a point when the idea of a nomination or award becomes watered down.

14 – It’s nice to know the guy under my car is ‘mechanic of the year,’ but you’re right — it’d probably be hard to sit through ‘The Goober Awards.’ The guilds serve a purpose, and if it’s your career you want the awards. But, it’s kinda boring to us civies.

If Avatar wins a single sound award it proves the voters don’t even listen to their movies.

At least half the sounds in Avatar were ripoffs from Jurassic Park!

#14 – “A lot of these guilds happen to be redundant and unnecessary in my opinion.”

WTF? Really? What guilds are redundant in your estimation? Do you have any idea how many specialized people are involved in making a movie like Star Trek a success?

That said, I don’t expect Star Trek to win any sound awards. The rest of the competition outclassed it on so many levels. Star Trek was a noisy mess and considering what I read about the troubles they had getting it to where it ended up, I can attest it sounds like it.


Sorry, english is not my first language

Star Trek would be well deserving of any and all of these awards. Sure I’m biased but the movie is a joy to listen to.

My apologies. What I wrote was totally off base and uncalled for.
I’ve posted some idiotic and ignorant comments lately for reasons for which there are no excuses. Of course, the guilds have every right to recognize the hard working men and women of movie making.