Los Angeles, CA (March 2, 2004)–In addition to picking up the Oscar for Best Sound Editing, Master & Commander: Far Side of the World grabbed the Golden Reel Award at the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 51st Annual awards ceremony, held Saturday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Nickelodeon shows The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Spongebob Squarepants also earned two Golden Reel Awards. Held on the eve of Oscar, the Golden Reels were presented to winners in 19 categories.
Miramax took Golden Reel trophies for sound editing in a foreign film for City Of God, as well as Music Editing in a Feature Film for Cold Mountain. 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.
Disney won two awards–one for Dialogue Editing in a Feature Film for Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl and one for Music Editing in an Animated Feature for Finding Nemo. The Triplets Of Belleville won for Sound Editing in an Animated Feature. A Mighty Wind won for Music Editing in a Musical Feature.
In television, HBO took home three trophies, two for And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself (Sound Effects Editing in Longform Television and Dialogue Editing in Longform Television) and one for Six Feet Under (Dialogue Editing in Episodic Television).
The Music Man won for Music Editing in Longform Television.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won for Sound Effects Editing in Episodic Television. American Dreams won for Music Editing in Episodic Television.
Nickelodeon won both Television Animation awards. The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius won for Sound Editing, and Spongebob Sqarepants for Music Editing.
Sound Editing in a Special Venue Film went to Top Speed. Sound Editing in Computer Entertainment was won by T3: Rise Of The Machines. Sound Editing in Direct to Video was won by Bionicle: Mask Of Light.
In the Verna Fields Award for Sound Editing in a Student Film, Manny Holihan came all the way from the Australian Film, Television & Radio School to collect his award for Teratoma. This year, Associated Production Music was kind enough to underwrite the $1000 Ethel Crutcher Scholarship Fund for this award.
Director Arthur Hiller presented the Career Achievement Award to legendary sound editor Don Hall.
MPSE president David Bondelevitch was very proud of the evening’s festivities. “We are pleased to recognize the contributions of so many people,” Bondelevitch remarked. “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 dialogue, 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.”
For a complete list of this year’s winners, please visit MPSE’s web site at www.mpse.org.