The 64th Golden Reel Awards, presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), took place Sunday to celebrate the best in cinema and television soundcraft from 2016.
The feature animation prize for sound and music editing went to Disney’s Moana, which was up against Finding Dory (Pixar), Kubo and the Two Strings (LAIKA), The Little Prince (Netflix), Zootopia (Disney), Sing (Illumination Ent.) and The Red Turtle (Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions).
Moana had also been nominated along with Trolls in the musical feature race, but the award went to La La Land. Hacksaw Ridge took both the dialogue/ADR and FX/foley prizes for feature film. As previously announced, this year’s MPSE Filmmaker Award went to Guillermo del Toro, and the Career Achievement Award was bestowed on Harry Cohen.
Continue reading for the full list of 2017 animation and video game winners.
2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award Winners
BEST SOUND & MUSIC EDITING: ANIMATION – FEATURE FILM
Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Winners: Supervising Sound Editor Tim Nielsen, Supervising Dialogue Editor Jacob Riehle, Foley Editors Thom Brennan, Matthew Harrison; Music Editors Earl Ghaffari, Dan Pinder; Temp Music Editors Dominick Certo, Tommy Holmes; Sound Effects Editors Jonathan Borland, Pascal Garneau, Lee Gilmore; Foley Artists John Roesch, Shelley Roden.
BEST SOUND & MUSIC EDITING: TELEVISION ANIMATION
Albert (Nickelodeon Animation Studios)
Winners: Supervising Sound Editor Jeff Shiffman MPSE, Dialogue Editors Michael Petak, Anna Adams; Foley Editor Tess Fournier; Foley Artist Craig Ng; Music Editor Brad Breeck; Sound Effects Editors Jessey Drake MPSE, Tess Fournier, Jeff Shiffman MPSE.
BEST SOUND & MUSIC EDITING: DIRECT TO VIDEO ANIMATION
LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout (Warner Bros. Animation)
Winners: Supervising Sound Editors Devon Bowman, Rob McIntyre; Supervising Dialogue Editor Mark A. Keatts; Dialogue Editors Kelly Foley-Downs, Mike Garcia, Patrick Foley; Foley Editor Aran Tanchum; Foley Artist Vincent Guisetti; Sound Effects Editors Evan Dockter, Lawrence Reyes, Marc Schmidt, DJ Lynch.
BEST SOUND & MUSIC EDITING: SPECIAL VENUE
Pearl (Google Spotlight Stories, Google Inc.)
Winners: Supervising Sound Editor Jamey Scott, Audio Director Scot Stafford, Music Editor Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler; Sound Designer Jamey Scott.
BEST SOUND & MUSIC EDITING: GAME CINEMATICS
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition)
Winners: Supervising Sound Editors Charles Deenen, Csaba Wagner; Sound Designers Tim Walston, Sam Justice, Crispin Hands; Sound Effects Editors Braden Parkes, Justin Davey, Chris Diebold, Mike Schapiro, Malte Bieler, Jamey Scott; Foley Editors Matt Cavanaugh, Colin Hart, George Pereyra, Craig Tomlinson; Audio Director John Morgan; Audio Lead Josh Linton.
VERNA FIELDS AWARD IN SOUND EDITING IN STUDENT FILMS
Fishwitch (National Film and Television School; animation)
Winner: Supervising Sound Editor, Foley Artist & Sound Designer Zoltan Juhasz.
Icarus (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University)
Winner: Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Gerry Vazquez.