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UPDATE! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets Three MPSE Golden Reel Nominations. Wins Best Music Score!

MPSAThe Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced the film nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. As expected Star Wars: The Force Awakens is among the top contenders with three nominations.

 

January 27, 2016

 

The MPSE presents awards annually to sound editors in the several categories for feature films, TV shows, Games and Documentaries. Supervising Sound Editor Matthew Wood, who has been working on Star Wars since the Prequel Trilogy (he is also the voice of General Grievous in ROTS) is nominated for 3 awards for his work on The Force Awakens and on Rebels.

 

“This year’s Golden Reel nominees have produced MPSE logo an outstanding body of work encompassing motion pictures, television, documentaries, gaming and other mediums,” said MPSE President Frank Morrone. “Our members continue to impress with their ability to develop new techniques and find creative ways to employ sound as a means of enriching storytelling. We congratulate all of this year’s nominees for their achievements.”

 

Matthew Wood

 

The Force Awakens received nominations in the following categories:

 
BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE & ADR IN A FEATURE FILM

 
Bridge Of Spies, Richard Hymns
Mad Max -Fury Road, Mark Mangini, MPSE and Scott Hecker, MPSE
Room, Niall Brady
Sicario, Alan Murray
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Matthew Wood
Straight Outta Compton, Mark Stoeckinger and Greg Hedgepath, MPSE
The Martian, Oliver Tarney, MPSE
The Revenant, Lon Bender, MPSE, Randy Thom, and Martin Hernandez, MPSE

 

 

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS & FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM

 
Ant-Man, Shannon Mills and Daniel Laurie
Jurassic World, Al Nelson and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, MPSE
Mad Max – Fury Road, Mark Mangini, MPSE and Scott Hecker, MPSE
Sicario, Alan Murray
Southpaw, Mandell Winter, MPSE
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Matthew Wood
The Martian, Oliver Tarney, MPSE
The Revenant, Lon Bender, MPSE, Randy Thom, and Martin Hernandez, MPSE

 

 

BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC SCORE IN A FEATURE FILM

 
Creed, Ronald Webb
Jupiter Ascending, Paul Apelgren
Jurassic World, Paul Apelgren
Mad Max: Fury Road, Bob Badami
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, John Finklea
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paul Apelgren
The Martian, Tony Lewis
The Revenant, Martin Hernandez, MPSE

 

Matthew Wood

It’s interesting that The Force Awakens was not the only Star Wars that received MPSA nominations. Rebels and Battlefront were also honored in the following categories:

 

BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS, FOLEY, DIALOGUE AND ADR ANIMATION IN TELEVISION

 
Gravity Falls, Heather Olsen, MPSE
Half Shell Heroes, Jeff Shiffman, MPSE
Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror, Devon Bowman
Marvel Avengers Assemble, Michael Draghi, MPSE
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, Eric Freeman
Star Wars Rebels, Matthew Wood
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jeff Shiffman, MPSE
Ultimate Spiderman, Michael Draghi, MPSE

 

 

BEST SOUND EDITING: COMPUTER INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 
Batman: Arkham Knight, Andrew Riley
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies, Adam Boyd, MPSE
Halo 5: Guardians, Bryan Watkins
Star Wars – Battlefront, Charles Deenan, MPSE
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void – “Unity” Cinematic, Paul Menichini, MPSE

 

 

The ceremony will take place on February 27 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles.

 

Source: Deadline

 

 

UPDATE!

 

February 28, 2016

 

Just hours before the Oscars, in a severe competition, Star Wars: The Force Awakens managed to grab the award for Best Music Score in Feature Film at the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards!

 

THR reports:

Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd Golden Reel Awards spread the wins around in the feature categories, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant tied in the category for effects and Foley, while Bridge of Spies topped the category for dialog editing and Star Wars: The Force Awakens claimed the award for music editing.

 

Now we wait to see which Oscar/s the movie will bring home later today…