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Motion Picture Sound Editors Present Golden Reel Awards

February 18, 2014 09:00 | By

LR-MPSE-61-emailLR-MPSE-61Top honors at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards were split between Gravity and Captain Phillips, with the former winning for best sound editing in feature film – sound effects and foley, and the latter taking best sound editing in feature film – dialogue and ADR. Frozen garnered the award for best sound editing in feature film – music, musical feature, while best sound editing in feature film – music went to The Great Gatsby.

Sound design editor, Ben Barker, and sound effects editor, Danny Freemantle, were on hand to accept the award for Gravity. They started working on the film early in the process, editing a proof-of-concept reel before production began. Because there is no sound in space, all the effects were conceived from the perspective of Sandra Bullock’s character and came from the vibrations of various objects she encountered.

The black-tie ceremony was held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles Sunday night. In his opening address to the packed house, MPSE president Frank Morrone quoted from director Cecil B. DeMille’s speech at the first Golden Reel Ceremony, saying, “Sound editors make the motion picture breath.”

Skywalker Sound’s award-winning director of sound design, Randy Thom, received the annual MPSE Career Achievement Award presented to him by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The renowned director called Thom “the most ardent crusader for sound. He is a true sound genius following in the footsteps of Walter Murch and Ben Burtt.”

In accepting his award, Thom acknowledged, “It’s a deep honor to be in the company of people who received this in the past.” Crediting his early work with Murch, Thom revealed, “My profession began at the best film school anyone could have… Apocalypse Now.” He spoke about the opportunities for creativity that exist because the best directors want collaborators and people with ideas, and shared his belief that sound could be 50% of a movie, if it were allowed to be.

The evening featured a special tribute to sound pioneer Ray Dolby, introduced by previous MPSE Career Achievement winner Walter Murch. In a video interview before he passed away, Dolby expressed his guiding principal that “what goes into the microphonecomes out of the loudspeaker.”In accepting the tribute to his father, Tom Dolby commented, “Some people are impressed by celebrities. I am impressed by people like Walter Murch. It’s in my DNA.”

Chosen from over five hundred submissions, the Golden Reel Awards recognized outstanding achievements in 24 sound editing categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media. MPSE vice president Mark Lanza and actor Navid Negahban (Homeland) injected humor into the show when Negahban wheeled a bound and gagged Lanza to the podium to present several awards. Negahban noted, “These guys are doing the work. Without them, we’d have a silent movie.”

Other presenters included sound artists Joanie Diener, Kim Jimenez, Tom McCarthy and Erik Aadahl, as well as actors Julia Parker, Dayo Okeniyi and Callan McAuliffe, and producer/director Jon Chu. Supervising sound editor Glenn Morgan and casting director Jeremy Gordon presented the Verna Fields Award for sound editing in student films and the Ethel Crutcher scholarship award to students from England’s National Film and Television School.

The winners of the 61st Annual MPSE Awards are:

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film – Sound Effects And Foley
Gravity
Supervising Sound Editor – Glenn Freemantle
Sound Designer – Glenn Freemantle
Foley Artist – Nicolas Becker
Sound Design Editors – Niv Adiri, Ben Barker, Eilam Hoffman
Sound Effects Editor – Danny Freemantle
Foley Editor – Hugo Adams

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film Dialogue and ADR
Captain Phillips
Supervising Sound Editor – Oliver Tarney, MPSE
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Bjørn Schroeder
Supervising ADR Editor – Simon Chase
Dialogue Editor – Rob Killick

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film Music, Musical Feature
Frozen
Music Editors – Earl Ghaffari, Fernand Bos, MPSE

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film Music
The Great Gatsby
Supervising Music Editors – Jason Ruder, Tim Ryan
Music Editor – Craig Beckett

Best Sound and Music Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film
Epic
Supervising Sound Editors – Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, MPSE, Randy Thom
Sound Designers – Randy Thom, Jeremy Bowker
Supervising Foley Editor – Luke Dunn Gielmuda
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Brad Semenoff
Foley Artists – Denise Thorpe, Jana Vance
Foley Editors – Benny Burtt, Jim Likowski
Dialogue Editor – Michael Silvers
Sound Effects Editors – Leff Lefferts, Andre Fenley, Kyrsten Mate, Kent Sparling
Music Editors – Lisa Jaime, Bill Abbott

Best Sound and Music Editing: Feature Film Foreign Language
The Grandmaster
Supervising Sound Editors – Robert Mackenzie, Traithep Wongpaiboon
Sound Designers – Nopawat Likitwong, Steve Burgess
Supervising Foley Editor – John Simpson
Supervising Dialogue and ADR Editor – Gary Chen
Foley Artists – Sam Rogers, Chumnan Chuponkrang
Sound Effects Editors – James Ashton, Chris Goodes, Luke Mynot, Sam Petty,Narubett Peamyai, Ekaratt Chungsanga

Best Sound and Music Editing: Feature Film Foreign Language
The Past
Supervising Sound Editor – Thomas Desjonqueres
Supervising ADR Editor – Frédérique Liebaut
Foley Artists – François Lepeuple

Best Sound And Music Editing: Documentaries Feature Film
Dirty Wars
Supervising Sound Editor – Christopher Barnett
Sound Designers – Christopher Barnett, Brandon Proctor

Best Sound Editing In Television: Long Form – Sound Effects And Foley
Sons Of Anarchy:
Supervising Sound Editor – Erich Gann
Sound Designers – Robert Costanza, Mike Dickeson
Supervising Foley Editor – Bill Bell
Foley Artists – Tim Chilton, Jill Sanders
Assistant Sound Editor – Kevin Meltcher

Best Sound Editing In Television: Long Form – Dialogue and ADR
The Bridge: Pilot
Supervising Sound Editor – Mike Marchain
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor – Mike Marchain
Dialogue Editors – Paul Longstaffe, Charles Kolander, Robert Guastini, MPSE

Best Sound Editing in Television: Long Form – Music, Musical
History Of The Eagles: Part One
Music Editor – Annette Kudrak

Best Sound Editing In Television: Short Form – Sound Effects And Foley
Breaking Bad: Felina
Supervising Sound Editor – Nick Forshager
Foley Artists – Gregg Barbanell, Dominique Tabach Decaudain
Sound Effects Editors – Mark Cookson, Cormac Funge
Foley Editors – Timothy Boggs, Jeff Cranford

Best Sound Editing In Television: Short Form – Dialogue And Adr
Game Of Thrones: The Rains Of Castamere
Supervising Sound Editor – Tim Kimmel
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Jed Dodge
Supervising ADR Editor – Tim Hands
ADR Editors – Ruth Adelman, Martin Mahon

Best Sound Editing In Television: Short Form – Music, Musical
Peg + Cat: The Beethoven Problem
Supervising Music Editor – Steven Rebollido
Music Editors – J. Walter Hawkes, Daniel Mennella

Best Sound Editing In Television: Short Form – Music
Game Of Thrones: The Rains Of Castamere
Supervising Music Editor – David Klotz

Best Sound and Music Editing: Television Animation
Fairly Odd Parents Dumbbell Curve
Supervising Sound Editor – Heather Olsen, MPSE
Sound Designer – Heather Olsen, MPSE
Supervising Foley Editor – Roy Braverman
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Robbi Smith, MPSE
Foley Artist – John Lampinen

Best Sound and Music Editing: Television Documentary Long Form
Deadliest Catch: The Final Battle: The Final Battle
Supervising Sound Editor – Bob Bronow, CAS
Sound Designer – Bob Bronow, CAS
Sound Effects Editors – Kevin Skaggs, Selina Zakaria
Dialogue/ADR Editor – Jason Tuttle
Dialogue Editors – Kevin Skaggs, Edward Rodriguez
Music Editor – Doug Kern

Best Sound and Music Editing: Television Documentary Short Form
North America: No Place To Hide
Supervising Sound Editors – Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens
Sound Effects Editor: – Stephen Griffiths
Assistant Dialogue Editor – Owen Peters
Music Editor – Michael Baber

Best Sound and Music Editing: Special Venue
To The Artic 3d
Supervising Sound Editor – Andrew De Cristofaro, MPSE
Sound Designers – Stephen P. Robinson, MPSE, Peter Staubli, MPSE
Sound Effects Editors – Edmond Coblentz, Michael Payne, MPSE, Gayle Wesley, Bruce Tanis, MPSE
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor – Tim Kimmel
Dialogue Editor – Steve Judson
Supervising Foley Editor – Kerry Carmean-Williams
Foley Artists – Gary A. Hecker, Gary Marullo
Music Editor – Steve Wood

Best Sound and Music Editing: Direct To Video – Live Action
Marvel One-Shot: Agent
Supervising Sound Editor – Andrew DeCristofaro, MPSE
Sound Designers – Ann Scibelli, MPSE, Michael Payne, MPSE
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Laura Harris-Atkinson
Foley Artists – Gary A. Hecker, Gary Marullo

Best Sound and Music Editing: Direct To Video – Animation
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2
Supervising Sound Editor – Robert Hargreaves, MPSE
Sound Designer – Robert Hargreaves, MPSE
Supervising Dialogue Editor – Mark Keatts
Foley Artist – Gary Marullo
Sound Effects Editor – George Brooks
Dialogue Editors – Kelly Foley-Downs, Mike Garcia
Foley Editor – John Hegedes

Best Sound and Music Editing: Computer Interactive Entertainment
Starcraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm
Supervising Sound Editor – Paul Menichini, MPSE
Sound Designers – Paul Menichini, MPSE, David Farmer, Stuart Provine
Supervising Foley Editor – Darrin Mann
Supervising ADR Editor – Andrea Toyias
Foley Artist – Gregg Barbanell, MPSE
Sound Effects Editor – Caroline Hernandez, MPSE
Sound Editors – Thomas C. Brewer, MPSE, John Kurlander
Dialogue/ADR Editors – Alexander Ephraim, Clinton D. Jones
Music Editor – Neal Acree

Best Sound and Music Editing: Computer Episodic Entertainment
Mortal Kombat: Legacy Series
Supervising Sound Editor – Michael Babcock
Sound Designers – Michael Babcock, Tim Gedemer
Supervising Foley Editor – Jeff Sawyer
Foley Artist – Gregg Barbanell
Sound Effects Editors – Ian Herzon, Bryan Jerden

Verna Fields Award In Sound Editing For Student Films and Scholarship Award
Robomax (National Film And Television School)
Supervising Sound Editor – Tingli Lim
Sound Designer – Tingli Lim
Foley Artist – Ricky Butt
Music Editors – Sarah Warne, Tingli Lim