'Bourne' tops film sound editor honors


CORRECTED 4:08 p.m. PT Feb. 24

The sound editing team from "The Bourne Ultimatum" won two awards in the feature film categories Saturday evening at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 55th Anniversary Golden Reel Awards.

"Bourne" won the categories for dialogue and ADR, and sound effects and Foley. Also in features, "Into the Wild" was recognized in the category for editing music, and "Hairspray" was honored for music in a musical.

"Ratatouille" savored a win in the animated feature competition, and "The Orphanage" topped the category for foreign language film.

In a ceremony at the Wilshire Grand, the MPSE presented awards in 17 categories for areas including features, TV, direct-to-video and special venue, as well as a career achievement award to Bill Wistrom.

Director Michael Bay received the Filmmaker of the Year award.

Bay saluted the audience, saying, "You sculpt sound and breathe life in movies. You make edits work, you influence characters, you create strong feelings."

Then he asked "Why don't you guys change more?," as he received enthusiastic applause.

HBO's "Bury My Hear at Wounded Knee" won two awards for longform TV (dialogue and ADR, sound effects and Foley). "High School Musical 2" won for editing music in long form TV.

In the short form TV categories, awards went to "Lost" (sound effects and Foley), "House M.D." (dialogue and ADR) and "Scrubs" (music).

"The Batman" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" tied in the category for TV animation, "Starcraft" was honored for computer entertainment, "Return to House on Haunted Hill" and "Superman Doomsday" tied for direct to video, and "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" was honored for special venue work.

Wilstorm -- a six-time Emmy winner -- was a pioneer in electronic and digital sound editing, and spent many years working on "Star Trek" titles. "What I like is the camaraderie," he said of his field. "You can't beat it."

A student award was bestowed to "Shot Open" for the Australian Film, Television & Radio School.