The Motion Picture Sound Editors association presented the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Friday evening, April 16, at a virtual, international ceremony. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 22 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue, and other media.
The opening address was given by MPSE president Mark Lanza who invoked the challenges and benefits in hosting the ceremony remotely. “While I’m sure you will love the virtual experience, the show’s true purpose is to honor the nominated projects and the artists who crafted them,” he said. “In person or virtual, a Golden Reel Award is just as coveted. We congratulate the nominees and winners tonight as we recognize the best in sound over the past year.”
Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Chris Jenkins presented the MPSE Filmmaker Award to Mad Max director George Miller.
The MPSE Career Achievement Award, honoring supervising sound editor Dennis Drummond, was presented by three-time Academy Award-nominated re-recording mixer David Giammarco.
Drummond’s award was accepted by his brother, Patrick Drummond.
“Dennis Drummond is a gifted and innovative sound editor, who has earned the universal respect of his peers,” said Lanza. “His inspired touch is evident across of host of great movies. He has also been a mentor and role model to countless aspiring sound artists. We are proud to recognize his contributions to our profession with our Career Achievement Award.”
Drummond’s credits as a supervisor include Dick Tracy, for which he earned a BAFTA Award nomination in 1991. Other notable projects include A League of Their Own, The Preacher’s Wife, Wonder Boys, The Parent Trap, and As Good as It Gets. He was nominated for a 2012 Golden Reel Award for The Help. He won a Genie Award (Canada) in 1980 for his work on The Changling.
Acclaimed voice actors Kelly Stables and David Cowgill hosted the event. Category awards were presented by sound professionals from around the world, including Australia (Wayne Pashley, Libby Villa, Derryn Pasquill), China (Jianxi Zhang, Yang Jiang, Zhao Nan), Mexico (Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Javier Umpierrez), Los Angeles, (Brian Slack, Bernard Weiser, Nancy Cartwright), India (Baylon Fonseca, Karan Singh, Vijay Rathinam) and Russia (Aleksey Sinitsyn, Dmitriy Kliminov).
A complete list of the winners can be found on the association’s website http://www.mpse.org.