The Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild has announced the nominees for its 66th annual Golden Reel Awards, which honor sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, TV, animation and computer entertainment productions.
Trophies in 23 categories will be doled out during the February 18 ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
See the full list of nominees below:
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing:
Short Form Animation
Bilby – Universal Pictures
Bird Karma – Universal Pictures
Crow: The Legend – Baobab Studios
Lost Property Office – 8th in Line Productions
Overwatch “Reunion” – Blizzard Entertainment
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Mystic Mayhem – Nickelodeon
Spy Kids: Mission Critical “The Vinyl Countdown” – Netflix
Star Wars: Rebels “The World Between Worlds” – Disney / ABC
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