Mr Pookutty, 44, shared his excitement on being nominated with his fans on Twitter:
Two nominations at #MPSE is a rare feat!I thank my crew & my fraternity for allowing me to grow and standing as the greatest support system.? resul pookutty (@resulp) January 27, 2016
The sound designer and mixer dedicated his nominations to Nirbhaya or Jyoti Singh - the 23-year-old medical student who was brutally gangraped and tortured in a moving bus in 2012.
I dedicate my nominations at the 63rd Golden Reel Award to the soul of Jyoti of Nirbhaya case, truly the #India'sDaughter.? resul pookutty (@resulp) January 27, 2016
Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film UN.Freedom, starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles, is a contemporary thriller that chronicles a lesbian love story set in New York and New Delhi.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin's controversial BBC documentary India's Daughter includes interviews of Nirbhaya's parents, doctors, the police, lawyers and one of the rapists.
Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant earned three mentions apiece, the most in the feature-film categories.
The ceremony will be held February 27 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.