LOS ANGELES, Feb 28, (RTRS): As awards season builds to Sunday night’s big finale, the Motion Picture Sound Editors held their 63rd Golden Reel Awards Saturday night at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” tied for best feature sound editing FX and Foley, while “Bridge of Spies” won for feature dialogue and ADR.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the sound editing music score prize, while Beach Boys-based “Love and Mercy” was recognized for sound editing of music in a musical. “Inside Out” won best sound editing and music in an animated feature.
“Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi was honored with the MPSE Filmmaker Award. The Career Achievement Award went to Richard King, sound designer of films including “The Dark Knight” and “Inception”.
Television winners included “Game of Thrones” for both dialogue/ADR and for FX/Foley. “Empire” won for sound editing in a TV short form musical, while “House of Cards” was the winner for music in a short form TV program.
The Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing, and were presented in 24 categories including feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries and other media.
Opening addresses were given by outgoing MPSE president Frank Morrone and incoming president Tom McCarthy. “Tonight we honor not only nominees and winners but the whole sound editing community the men and women who work tirelessly to create the sonic landscapes we hear in cinemas, our home theaters, our tablets and our ear buds,” Morrone said.
63rd Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards Winners
* Filmmaker Award: Sam Raimi
* Career Achievement Award: Richard King
* Best Sound Editing & Music: TV Animation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — “Annihilation Earth”; Nickelodeon
* Best Sound Editing & Music: TV Documentary Short Form: India’s Daughter; PBS
* Best Sound Editing & Music: TV Documentary Long Form: The Spymasters: CIA In The Crosshairs; Showtime
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Animation Feature Film: Inside Out; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Documentary Feature Film: Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck; HBO
* Verna Fields Award In Sound Editing For Student Film Makers: Fulfilment
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Computer Episodic Entertainment (Webisode): Joy Ride-Prequal; Lemonade Films
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Game Cinematics: Halo 5 — “Guardians”; Microsoft Studios
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Direct To Video Animation: Tinkerbell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast; Disney
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Direct To Video Live Action: All The Wilderness; Super Crispy Entertainment
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Special Venue: Journey To Space
* Best Sound Editing & Music: Feature Film — Foreign Language: Son Of Saul; Sony Pictures Classics
* Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form — Music: House Of Cards — “Chapter 33”; Netflix
* Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form — Musical: Empire — “Die But Once”; Fox Network
* Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form — Dialogue / ADR: Game Of Thrones — “Hardhome”; HBO
* Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form — FX/Foley: Game Of Thrones — “Hardhome”; HBO
* Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form — Music: Saints & Strangers — “Night 2”; Sony Pictures Television
* Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form — Musical: Teen Beach 2; Disney Channel
* Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form — Dialogue/ADR: Bessie; HBO
* Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form — Fx/Foley: Texas Rising: Night 4 “Vengence Is Mine”; A&E
LOS ANGELES: Disney has hired writers Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio for “It’s a Small World”, its movie project based on the theme park ride.
The “It’s a Small World” movie has been in development for the past two years with Jon Turteltaub directing. Jared Stern wrote a treatment.
Producers are Turteltaub and “The Lego Movie” producer Dan Lin. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.
The ride was created by WED Enterprises and debuted at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, touted as a cutting-edge project at the time for its use of audio-animatronics. It was rebuilt after the fair ended in 1965, installed in Disneyland in Anaheim and now operates as a boat ride in five Disney parks.
“It’s a Small World” features over 300 audio-animatronic dolls from all over the world singing the upbeat title song, which promotes peace and understanding. The song was written by Disney staff songwriters Robert S. Sherman and Richard B. Sherman after Walt Disney had told the brothers to craft a tune that could be easily translated into multiple languages.
Rasmussen and Di Meglio have credits on “License to Wed”, “Marmaduke”, “Meet the Fockers” and “The Girlfriend Equation”, They are repped by UTA and Mosaic.
News was first reported on Deadline.com.