MPSE Golden Reel Awards Announced

Mar 18, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild announced its 2003 Golden Reel winners in 19 categories. The awards were held February 28, 2004, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Master & Commander: Far Side of the World took home the Golden Reel Award for Sound Effects Editing in a Feature Film (supervising sound editor: Richard King; supervising Foley editor: Christopher Flick; sound effects editors: Michael Mitchell, Hamilton Sterling). Miramax also took trophies for Sound Editing in a Foreign Film for City of God (supervising sound editors: Martin Hernandez, Roland N. Thai, MPSE; supervising dialog editor: Alessandro Laroca) and Music Editing in a Feature Film for Cold Mountain (music editors: Fernand Bos, MPSE).

Disney won two awards: Dialog Editing in a Feature Film for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (supervising sound editors: George Watters II, MPSE, Christopher Boyes; supervising dialog editor: Teri Dorman; supervising ADR editor: Jessica Gallavan; dialog/ADR editors: Ulrika Akander, David Arnold, MPSE, Gloria D’Alessandro, MPSE, Lisa J. Levine, Victoria Rose Sampson, Karen Spangenberg) and for Music Editing in an Animated Feature for Finding Nemo (music editor: Bill Bernstein).

The Triplets of Belleville won for Sound Editing in an Animated Feature (sound editors: Eric De Vos, Laurent Quaglio), and A Mighty Wind won for Music Editing in a Musical Feature (music editors: Fernand Bos, MPSE).

The feature film awards were presented by this year’s Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award winner (and seven-time Oscar winner) Gary Rydstrom, MPSE, and former MPSE Career Achievement Award winner (and three-time Oscar winner) Charles L. Campbell, MPSE.

In television, HBO took home three trophies, two for And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself—Sound Effects Editing in Long-Form Television (supervising sound editors: Geoffrey G. Rubay, MPSE, Zack Davis, MPSE; sound editors: Tony Lamberti, MPSE, Dave Williams, Karen Vassar, Bruce Tanis, MPSE, Carey Milbradt) and Dialog Editing in Long-Form Television (supervising sound editors: Geoffrey G. Rubay, MPSE, Zack Davis, MPSE; dialog/ADR editors: Lou Kleinman, Dave Williams)—and one for Six Feet Under in Dialog Editing in Episodic Television (supervising sound editor: Bob Newlan; dialog/ADR editors: Helen Luttrell, Patrick Hogan, Sonya Henry, Jane Boegel, Jason Lezama).

The Music Man won for Music Editing in Long-Form Television (music editor: Joanie Diener, MPSE). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won for Sound Effects Editing in Episodic Television (supervising sound editor: Mace Matiosian, MPSE; sound designer: David Van Slyke), while American Dreams took home the trophy for Music Editing in Episodic Television (music editor: Mauricio Balvanera).

Nickelodeon won both Television Animation awards: The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius for Sound Editing (supervising sound editors: Gary Falcone, Jason Stiff, Paul Menichini; supervising Foley editor: Jeff Kettle; sound effects/Foley editor: Gregory Cathcart; dialog editor: Michael Petak) and Spongebob Squarepants for Music Editing (music editor: Nicolas Carr).

Sound Editing in a Special Venue Film went to Top Speed (supervising sound editor: Andrew DeCristofaro, MPSE; supervising Foley editor: Nancy Kyong Nugent, MPSE; supervising dialog editor: Bob Stewart; sound editors: Michael Payne, Stephen P. Robinson, MPSE, Kim Secrist, Nancy Kyong Nugent, MPSE, David Esparza; music editor: Daniel May). Sound Editing in Computer Entertainment was won by T3: Rise of the Machines (supervising sound editors: Peter Zinda, Scott Martin Gershin, MPSE; supervising dialog/ADR editor: Gregory J. Hainer, MPSE; sound editors: Pam Aronoff, Bryan Celano, Lisle Engle, Glynna Grimala, R. Dutch Hill, Tom Ozanich).

Sound Editing in Direct-to-Video was won by Bionicle: Mask of Light (supervising sound editors: Timothy J. Borquez, MPSE, Roy Braverman; supervising dialog editor: Matt Brown; music editor: Timothy J. Borquez, MPSE; sound editors: Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, MPSE, Jeff Hutchins, Brian F. Mars, Gordon Hookailo, Paul Menichini, Jason Freedman, MPSE, Daisuke Sawa, Morgan Gerhard).

MPSE president David Bondelevitch commented, “We are pleased to recognize the contributions of so many people. For many, this is the only time when the contribution of the entire sound crew is truly recognized. Not only are the supervising sound editors recognized, but dialog, ADR, Foley and music editors are as well. We also recognize many different types of projects, including animation, computer entertainment and special venue films, all of which are often overlooked.”

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