The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2023, in Los Angeles.
For the first time in three years, the awards ceremony will be held live — and at a new venue, no less — and there will also be special features to celebrate the sound organization’s platinum anniversary.
Submission dates and criteria for awards in categories spanning feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work, will be announced later this year on the MPSE website.
Last year’s Golden Reel winners included Dune (feature effects/foley), Nightmare Alley (feature dialogue/ADR), and West Side Story (feature music), with Dune going on to win Best Sound at the Oscars. This year’s contenders will likely include blockbusters such as Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion, as well as prestige pictures such as Damien Chazelle‘s Babylon.
Founded in 1953, the MPSE is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture, television, and gaming industries. The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education, and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the people who practice this unique craft.