Sound editors big on 'Bourne'


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

On a rainy Saturday at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, "Bourne" won for dialogue and automated dialogue replacement as well as 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 foreign-language film category.

MPSE presented awards in 17 categories, including features, TV, direct-to-video and special venue as well as a career achievement award to Bill Wistrom.

Michael Bay received the Filmmaker of the Year Award.

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

"Why don't you guys charge more?" he asked to enthusiastic applause.

HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" won two awards for longform TV (dialogue and ADR, sound effects and foley). Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" won for editing music in longform TV.

In the shortform TV categories, awards went to ABC's "Lost" (sound effects and foley), Fox's "House" (dialogue and ADR) and NBC's "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.

Wistrom — a six-time Emmy winner — is 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."