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The Power of Sound – MPSE 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards

January 21, 2020 | By

MPSE.logo.2HOLLYWOOD—January 19, 2020—During a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media. 

Ford v Ferrari Team; Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley

Ford v Ferrari Team; Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley

Top Feature Film honors were garnered by Ford v Ferrari (FX and Foley), 1917 (Dialogue/ADR), Rocketman (Musical) and JoJo Rabbit (Music Underscore). Toy Story 4 was honored for Feature Animation. Echo in the Canyon took the Feature Documentary prize.  The Foreign Language Feature Golden Reel was presented to Parasite.

Television Golden Reels for Episodic Long Form Effects/Foley went to Chernobyl “1:23:45”, Dialogue/ADR went to Chernobyl “Please Remain Calm,” and Music went to Game of Thrones “The Long Night.” Serengeti was honored for Non-Theatrical Documentary. Full awards and crews are listed below.

L-R: Cecilia "Cece" Hall and Mark Lanza

L-R: Cecilia “Cece” Hall and Mark Lanza

In his opening address, MPSE President-Elect Mark Lanza noted that recognition at the Golden Reels were of special importance because the nominations came from peers in the sound editing community. He expounded on the  “power of sound” in the various formats being honored, adding, “We are all storytellers.” 

As honorary presenters, re-recording mixer Kevin O’Connell and supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor, shared their experiences working with Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso before Academy Award-nominated producer (Little Women) Amy Pascal presented her with the 2020 MPSE Filmmaker Award.  

“Victoria is a force of nature. She’s brilliant. She’s fearless. She is kind. She’s passionate about her work and unlike us, she doesn’t need to raise her voice for people to listen to her because everybody knows that Victoria knows more than everybody else in the room anyway.” Pascal continued, “Unlike many of us, she is also passionate about making the world a fairer and better place for us all.”

L-R: Amy Pascal and Victoria Alonso

L-R: Amy Pascal and Victoria Alonso

Alonso’s social consciousness most likely comes from her growing up in Argentina during a military dictatorship that caused the country’s citizens to literally fear for their lives. It is no wonder that she is fearless in her life. Nothing that she has to face now compares to those early years. Her positive attitude has opened doors to all manner of possibilities. Despite no connections in Hollywood, success came through her own hard work and determination.  

Despite male dominance in the industry, Alonso refused to put up roadblocks to what she wanted to achieve. “I did look at Sherry Lansing and all those women who had come before me and I thought, ‘Wow, there are not many, but it can be done,’” said Alonso. “But I never thought that it was an impossibility. I live in a world of possibilities. I don’t think in impossibles. I think in possibles. I don’t see barriers. I see just the road. My thing is always, if there’s a road, we can go.”

The 2020 MPSE Career Achievement Award was presented to Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Cecelia “Cece” Hall by two-time Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick. Like Alonso, Hall too, entered a male dominated world, rising to prominence with the help and mentorship of men like Stephen Flick and Richard Anderson. Hall fell in love with sound because it was a “blank slate.” She learned to “think outside the box and use her imagination.” 

L-R: Tom McCarthy and Cecelia “Cece” Hall

L-R: Tom McCarthy and Cecelia “Cece” Hall

When she moved to the Paramount sound department Hall shared, “Those early years at Paramount were full of golden opportunities to experiment, to succeed, to fail to try dealing with sound design and I came to understand first hand how the alchemy of radio waves and imagination could create sounds that resonated with the audience emotionally and really helped tell the story.”

Presenters included Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melissa Manchester, actors Nadia Gray, Michael Nardelli and Valery Ortiz, directors Michael Angelo Covino and Janina Gavankar, Avid Technology CEO Jeff Rosica, game creative director Stig Asmussen, Cinema Audio Society (CAS) president Karol Urban, EIPMA president Bernard Weiser, Vaughn Film Festival co-founder and chair Antonio Ienco, Eleven Ninety One Entertainment creative director Alex Lappano, and Hollywood Reporter tech editor Carolyn Giardina.

67TH MOTION PICTURE SOUND EDITORS (MPSE) GOLDEN REEL AWARDS WINNERS

Filmmaker Award:

Victoria Alonso

Career Achievement Award:

Cecelia “Cece” Hall

Category Winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation Short Form:

3 Below “Tales of Arcadia” – Netflix

Supervising Sound Editor: Otis Van Osten
Sound Designer: James Miller
Dialogue Editors: Jason Oliver, Carlos Sanches
Foley Artists: Aran Tanchum, Vincent Guisetti
Foley Editor: Tommy Sarioglou

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form:

Lego DC Batman: Family Matters – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Supervising Sound Editor: Rob McIntyre, D.J. Lynch
Sound Designer: Lawrence Reyes 
Sound Effects Editors: Ezra Walker
ADR Editor: George Peters 
Foley Editor: Aran Tanchum, Derek Swanson
Foley Artists:  Vincent Guisetti 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation:

Toy Story 4 – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Supervising Sound Editor: Coya Elliott
Sound Designer: Ren Klyce
Supervising Dialogue Editor: Cheryl Nardi
Sound Effects Editors: Kimberly Patrick, Qianbaihui Yang, Jonathon Stevens
Foley Editors: Thom Brennan, James Spencer
Foley Artists:  John Roesch, MPSE, Shelley Roden, MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Documentary:

Serengeti – Discovery Channel

Supervising Sound Editor: Paul Cowgill
Foley Editor: Peter Davies 
Music Editor: Alessandro Baldessari
Foley Artists: Paul Ackerman 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary: 

Echo in the Canyon – Greenwich Entertainment

Sound Designer: Robby Stambler, MPSE
Dialogue Editor:  Sal Ojeda, MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Cinematic:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Activision Blizzard

Audio Director: Stephen Miller
Supervising Sound Editor: Dave Rowe
Supervising Sound Designer: Charles Deenen, MPSE Csaba Wagner

Supervising Music Editor:  Peter Scaturro

Lead Music Editor:  Ted Kocher
Principal Sound Designer: Stuart Provine
Sound Designers: Bryan Watkins, Mark Ganus, Eddie Pacheco, Darren Blondin
Dialogue Lead: Dave Natale
Dialogue Editors: Chrissy Arya, Michael Krystek
Sound Editors: Braden Parkes, Nick Martin, Tim Walston, MPSE, Brent Burge, Alex Ephraim, MPSE, Samuel Justice, MPSE
Music Editors: Anthony Caruso, Scott Bergstrom, Adam Kallibjian, Ernest Johnson, Tao-Ping Chen, James Zolyak, Sonia Coronado, Nick Mastroianni, Chris Rossetti
Foley Artists: Gary Hecker, MPSE, Rick Owens, MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Game Play:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Infinity Ward

Audio Director: Stephen Miller
Senior Lead Sound Designer: Dave Rowe
Senior Lead Technical Sound Designer: Tim Stasica

Supervising Music Editor:  Peter Scaturro

Lead Music Editor:  Ted Kocher
Principal Sound Designer: Stuart Provine
Senior Sound Designers: Chris Egert, Doug Prior
Supervising Sound Designers: Charles Deenen, MPSE, Csaba Wagner
Sound Designers: Chris Staples, Eddie Pacheco, MPSE, Darren Blondin, Andy Bayless, Ian Mika, Corina Bello, John Drelick, Mark Ganus
Dialogue Leads: Dave Natale, Bryan Watkins, Adam Boyd, MPSE, Mark Loperfido
Sound Editors: Braden Parkes, Nick Martin, Brent Burge, Tim Walston, Alex Ephraim, Samuel Justice
Dialogue Editors: Michael Krystek, Chrissy Arya, Cesar Marenco
Music Editors: Anthony Caruso, Scott Bergstrom, Adam Kallibjian, Ernest Johnson, Tao-Ping Chen, James Zolyak, Sonia Coronado, Nick Mastroianni, Chris Rossetti
Foley Artists: Gary Hecker, MPSE, Rick Owens, MPSE 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature:

Togo – Disney+

Supervising Sound Editors: Odin Benitez, MPSE, Todd Toon, MPSE
Sound Designer: Martyn Zub, MPSE
Dialogue Editor: John C. Stuver, MPSE 
Sound Effects Editors: Jason King, Adam Kopald, MPSE, Luke Gibleon, Christopher Bonis
ADR Editor: Dave McMoyler
Supervising Music Editor: Peter “Oso” Snell, MPSE
Foley Artists: Mike Horton, Tim McKeown 
Supervising Foley Editor: Walter Spencer

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Special Venue:

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series “Episode 1” – Oculus

Supervising Sound Editors: Kevin Bolen, Paul Stoughton
Sound Designer: Andy Martin
Supervising ADR Editors: Gary Rydstrom, Steve Slanec
Dialogue Editors: Anthony DeFrancesco, Christopher Barnett, MPSE Benjamin A. Burtt, MPSE
Foley Artists: Shelley Roden, MPSE Jana Vance

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature:

Parasite – Neon

Supervising Sound Editor: Choi Tae Young
Sound Designer: Kang Hye Young
Supervising ADR Editor: Kim Byung In
Sound Effects Editors: Kang Hye Young
Foley Artists: Park Sung Gyun, Lee Chung Gyu
Foley Editor: Shin I Na

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action Under 35:00:

Barry “ronny/lily” – HBO

Supervising Sound Editors:  Sean Heissinger, Matthew E. Taylor
Sound Designer:  Rickley W. Dumm, MPSE
Sound Effects Editor: Mark Allen
Dialogue Editors:  John Creed, Harrison Meyle
Music Editor:  Michael Brake
Foley Artists:  Alyson Dee Moore, Chris Moriana 
Foley Editors:  John Sanacore, Clayton Weber

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Music:

Wu Tang: An American Saga “All In Together Now” – Hulu

Music Editor: Shie Rozow

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Dialogue/ADR:

Modern Love “Take Me as I Am” – Prime Video

Supervising Sound Editor: Lewis Goldstein
Supervising ADR Editor: Gina Alfano, MPSE
Dialogue Editor:  Alfred DeGrand

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley:

The Mandalorian “Chapter One” – Disney+
Supervising Sound Editors: David Acord, Matthew Wood
Sound Effects Editors: Bonnie Wild, Jon Borland, Chris Frazier, Pascal Garneau, Steve Slanec
Foley Editor: Richard Gould 
Foley Artists: Ronni Brown, Jana Vance 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award):

Heatwave – National Film and Television School

Supervising Sound Editor: Kevin Langhamer

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Single Presentation:

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Netflix

Supervising Sound Editors: Nick Forshager, Todd Toon, MPSE
Supervising ADR Editor: Kathryn Madsen
Sound Effects Editor: Luke Gibleon
Dialogue Editor: Jane Boegel
Foley Editor: Jeff Cranford 
Supervising Music Editor: Blake Bunzel
Music Editor: Jason Tregoe Newman
Foley Artists: Gregg Barbanell, MPSE, Alex Ullrich 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Music:

Game of Thrones “The Long Night” – HBO
Music Editor: David Klotz

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Dialogue/ADR:

Chernobyl “Please Remain Calm” – HBO

Supervising Sound Editor: Stefan Henrix
Supervising ADR Editor:  Harry Barnes
Dialogue Editor: Michael Maroussas

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Effects / Foley:

Chernobyl “1:23:45” – HBO

Supervising Sound Editor: Stefan Henrix
Sound Designer: Joe Beal
Foley Editors: Philip Clements, Tom Stewart
Foley Artist:  Anna Wright

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Motion Picture – Music Underscore:

JoJo Rabbit – Fox Searchlight Pictures

Music Editor: Paul Apelgren

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Motion Picture – Musical:

Rocketman – Paramount Pictures

Music Editors: Andy Patterson, Cecile Tournesac

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Motion Picture – Dialogue/ADR:

1917 – Universal Pictures

Supervising Sound Editor: Oliver Tarney, MPSE
Dialogue Editor: Rachael Tate, MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley:

Ford v Ferrari – Twentieth Century Fox

Supervising Sound Editor: Donald Sylvester
Sound Designers: Jay Wilkenson, David Giammarco
Sound Effects Editor: Eric Norris, MPSE
Foley Editor: Anna MacKenzie

Foley Artists: Dan O’Connell, John Cucci, MPSE, Andy Malcolm, Goro Koyama

 

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