The board of directors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Association has issued a formal statement strongly objecting to the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will not include sound editing awards in the upcoming live Oscar ceremonies. Here is their full statement:
“We are shocked and troubled by the announcement that the Academy plans to eliminate specific awards from this year's broadcast, including sound.
“To remove the live presentation of awards for such integral, creative, and artistic disciplines is to misrepresent filmmaking's collaborative process to the world at large. The Motion Picture Sound Editors is immensely proud of our peers in all the affected categories, including the sound community, whose art, creativity, and dedication have garnered them nominations for many awards worldwide, including Oscars.
“It is our sincerest hope that AMPAS reconsiders this relegation and returns these artists to their rightful place of recognition - alongside their fellow filmmakers, live, on the 94th Academy Awards telecast.”
Motion Picture Sound Editors mpse.org