The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced that it will honor Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of Noah, Black Swan and The Wrestler is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will be presented with the award at the 62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Feb. 15 in Los Angeles.
MPSE president Frank Morrone described Aronofsky as a master storyteller whose work exhibits a strong creative vision, and bold visual and audio style. “Darren Aronofsky’s films are both challenging and immensely entertaining, as evidenced by their critical acclaim and box office success,” Morrone said.
“One of the first reasons I was inspired to become a filmmaker was the exciting possibilities of experimenting with sound, so it is an incredible feeling to be honored by the MPSE. Sound dreams, sound emotes, and most importantly sound is what often saves my ass,” said Aronofsky.