The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Cecelia “Cece” Hall with its 2020 MPSE Career Achievement Award. Hall will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 67th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Hall received an Oscar nomination for sound editing in 1987 for her work on Top Gun and won the Oscar four years later for The Hunt for Red October. A past president of the MPSE, she served for many years as senior vice president for post-production sound at Paramount Pictures and currently teaches sound design at UCLA.
At Paramount, she supervised sound for films including Star Trek II & III, Beverly Hills Cop I & II, Witness, Searching for Bobby Fisher and Days of Thunder. As senior vice president of post-production sound, she oversaw projects for both Paramount and its subsidiaries including The Hours, Stop-Loss, Charlotte’s Web, Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow.
In addition to her Academy Award for The Hunt for Red October, Hall has won two MPSE Golden Reel awards among nine nominations. She was elected president of the MPSE in 1984, the first woman to hold that office. She served on the executive committee of the sound branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for seven years.
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