Sound professionals from the worlds of features, television, animation, documentary and computer interactive entertainment were honored tonight as the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Bobbi Banks, now in her eighth year as MPSE President, opened the awards ceremony, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, which recognized outstanding achievement in sound editing in 22 categories.
Director Ang Lee was honored with the Filmmaker Award. It was presented by his Life of Pi collaborators (and current Oscar nominees), editor Tim Squyres, visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer and cinematographer Claudio Miranda. Foley artist John Roesch received the MPSE’s 2013 Career Achievement Award. It was presented by Charles L. Campbell, the 2012 recipient of the award. Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive MPSE’s Career Achievement Award.
Supervising sound editors Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl awarded a special scholarship in the name of the late Oscar-winning sound editor Mike Hopkins. Other presenters included sound artists Jeremy J. Gordon, Joanie Diener, Frank Morrone, Sam Crutcher, Charlie Crutcher, Mark Lanza, Mandell Winter, Glenn T. Morgan, Ben Wilkins, Cece Hall and Doc Kane.
The full list of winners are:
Los Angeles—January 18, 2012—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of today’s most talented sound professionals and their contributions to feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment media from around the world.
“2012 was a spectacular year for sound,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “We offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s Golden Reel nominees who, once again, have astounded us with their creativity and artistic excellence. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to recognize their dedication and tireless work in advancing the craft of entertainment sound.”
The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 22 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work. Additionally, at this year’s event, the MPSE will present its Filmmaker Award to director Ang Lee and its Career Achievement Award to Foley artist John Roesch.
The 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards will be held February 17, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Life of Pi
Marvel’s- The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
Hollywood, CA - The 2012 MPSE Awards were held last night, February 19th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. “Each year the MPSE presents the Golden Reel Awards
as acknowledgements of the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing for Dialogue & ADR, Effects & Foley and Music,” Ms. Banks continues. “We are also extremely proud to present Gale Anne Hurd with our Filmmaker Award
, and to honor George Watters II as our Career Achievement Recipient
. Our members are editing professionals who want to raise awareness of what a motion-picture soundtrack is capable of doing to support the art of motion pictures,” states MPSE president Bobbi Banks.” Congratulations to all the winners this year: