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The Motion Picture Sound Editors spread the wealth at its 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, held Sunday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
In the feature competition, it gave one award apiece to sound editing Oscar nominees Blade Runner 2049 (effects & foley) and Dunkirk (music score). It also gave one award apiece to War for the Planet of the Apes (dialogue and ADR), The Greatest Showman (musical), Coco (animated feature), Loveless (foreign-language) and Jane (feature documentary).
Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk are nominated for the Oscar in sound editing, alongside Baby Driver, The Shape of Water and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Earlier on Sunday, Dunkirk won the BAFTA for sound (a category that combines sound editing and mixing). This year, the Oscar nominees in the sound editing and sound mixing categories are the same five films.
In the Golden Reel's television competition, Game of Thrones won two trophies, the most for a series.
Kathryn Bigelow received the Filmmaker Award and standing ovation, saying that "art has the power to inspire our culture … and it's imperative that we choose difficult subjects. [To the sound community,] you give voice to our thoughts, aspirations and hopes." She concluded her speech by remembering the students at Parkland, Fla., site of a mass shooting last week that left 17 dead.
Sound designer and field recordist John P. Fasal also received a standing ovation as he accepted the Career Achievement Award. Presenting the award, supervising sound editor Alan Robert Murray said Fasal "puts the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World to shame," listing the sorts of recordings Fasal has made on films from Dunkirk to Top Gun. Fasal thanked his colleagues for this "mid-career achievement award."
During the event, MPSE president Tommy McCarthy remembered sound vet and longtime MPSE board officer Paul Rodriguez, who died in the fall, announcing the launch of the Paul Rodriguez Mentoring Foundation, for student that are starting their careers.
A full list of winners follows.
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