On Saturday, the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held in the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognizing the past year’s achievements in sound editing, awards were presented in 24 categories spanning feature film, television, animation, documentary and other media titles. The 2016 Filmmaker Award was presented to director Sam Raimi, and the year’s Career Achievement Award was bestowed on supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King.
This year, the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing & Music: TV Animation was awarded to Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – “Annihilation Earth”. Receiving the award were Supervising Sound Editor Jeff Shiffman (MPSE), Supervising Dialogue Editor Elliot Herman, Supervising Foley Editor Roger Pallan, Foley Artist Alex Ullrich, Sound Effects Editors Jeff Shiffman and Jesse Drake (MPSE), and Dialogue/ADR Editor Anna Adams.
The award for Best Sound Editing & Music: Animation – Feature Film went to Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out, with the winners being Supervising Sound Editors Shannon Mills and Ren Klyce, Supervising Dialogue Editor Daniel Laurie, Supervising Music Editor Stephen M. Davis, Sound Designer Ren Klyce, Foley Artists John Roesch and Alyson Dee Moore, Sound Effects Editors David C. Hughes, Malcolm Fife and Jeremy Bowker, and Foley Editor Tom Brennan.
Other MPSE Golden Reel Award 2016 winners included:
Direct to Video Animation – Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney)
TV Short Form – Dialogue – Game of Thrones “Hardhome” (HBO)
TV Short Form – FX/Foley – Game of Thrones “Hardhome” (HBO)
Feature Film – Music Score – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney)
Feature Film – FX/Foley – Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.) and The Revenant (Fox)
Game Cinematics – Halo 5 “Guardians” (Microsoft Studios)