Walter Murch (left), Brian Grazer
Hollywood, CA (December 8, 2010)–The MPSE has announced the recipients for its 2011 Filmmaker and Career Achievement awards.
The 2011 Motion Picture Sound Editors Filmmaker Recipient will be Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, while the 2011 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient will be sound designer and editor Walter Murch. They will be honored at the 58th Annual 2011 Golden Reel Awards ceremony, to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Nominees for this year’s MPSE Golden Reel Awards include leading proponents of the art of sound editing, music editing and sound design from around the world.
Grazer has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. Over the years, his films and television shows have been nominated for a total of 43 Oscars and 131 Emmy Awards. Grazer has also been honored with the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award, ShoWest’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Daryl F. Zanuck Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award. He was recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1998 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of his film and TV credits include A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Frost/ Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development and 24.
Murch has been honored by both British and American Motion Picture Academies for his picture editing and sound mixing. In 1997, he received an unprecedented double Oscar for both film editing and sound mixing on The English Patient, as well as that year’s British Academy Award for best editing. Seventeen years earlier he had received an Oscar for best sound for Apocalypse Now, as well as British and American Academy nominations for picture editing. He also won a double British Academy Award in 1975 for film editing and sound mixing on The Conversation. Murch also directed and co-wrote Return to Oz, released in 1985.