2.0 not only set the box office ablaze, but is also finding its way to the award functions as well. The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced its nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Reel Awards – marking and honoring sound-editorial achievements in feature films, TV, animation works and computer entertainment as well. In a prime and prestigious moment, Shankar – Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 has been nominated for sound editing in the Foreign Film Category. The award ceremony is slated to take place on the 17th of February in Los Angeles.
2.0 sits alongside other noteworthy contenders such as Capernaum, Cold War, The Guilty, Redbad and others. Sound designer Resul Pookutty confirmed the news through his Twitter page on Saturday, showing a snapshot of the mail he had received from the organisers. The Golden Reel is referred to as the highest level of recognition in sound design and just a nomination from the team is enough to get the entire team excited. Here, it is worth mentioning that Resul Pookutty owns an Oscar award which he won back in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire.
2.0’s sound was one of the biggest USPs of the film. All throughout the world, the film released in the 4D SRL format, which was a breakthrough in terms of sound technology for Indian films. The format introduced a special stream of speakers below the seats to provide a never-heard-before experience in theatres. Many theatres across the nation had upgraded their sound systems in order to accommodate 2.0’s new row of sound design.