The Motion Pictures Sound Editors presented the 66th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles last Saturday night. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.
Director, screenwriter and producer Michael Mann presented the 2019 MPSE Filmmaker Award to director Antoine Fuqua. Re-recording mixer Steve Pederson and supervising sound editor Mandell Winter introduced the award.
Academy Award-winning supervising sound editor Ben Wilkins presented the MPSE Career Achievement Award to supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick.
MPSE president Tom McCarthy gave the opening address. “We celebrate the creation of entertainment content that people will enjoy for generations to come,” he said. “As new formats appear and new ways to distribute content are developed, we need to continue to excel at our craft and provide exceptional soundtracks that heighten the audience experience.”
Presenters included actors Edward James Olmos, Kirsten Vangsness, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Libe Barer; filmmakers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord; production mixer and president of the Cinema Audio Society Mark Ulano; Leveraging Up! author Stacy Milner; Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentorship Alliance board member Fabienne Rawley; Hollywood Reporter Below the Line editor Carolyn Giardina; Netflix partner engagement executive Frances Chu-Fong; MPSE board member (China) Shasha Dong and MPSE board member (India) Resul Pookuty.
Visit the Motion Picture Sound Editors website for a complete list of the winners mpse.org