2016 MPSE Golden Reel
Awards Slated for February 27th

Studio City, California –  The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will
honor three-time Academy Award™-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound
Designer Richard King with its 2016 MPSE Career Achievement Award.
King won Oscars for Best
Achievement in Sound Editing for Inception
(2011), The Dark Knight (2009)
and Master and Commander: The Far Side of
the World
(2004), and has two additional nominations (Interstellar, War of the
). He has collaborated with such directors as Nicolas Roeg, M. Night
Shyamalan, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, William Friedkin, Peter Weir,
Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. His most recent project is Suicide Squad.

“Richard has enriched some of the
best and most successful films of recent decades with soundtracks noteworthy
for their imaginative design and spotless execution,” said MPSE President Frank
Morrone. “We are very pleased to honor his creativity, dedication to elevating
the craft of sound.” The Career Achievement Award will be presented as part of
the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, February 27th, at the Westin
Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
Richard King

The MPSE Career Achievement Award
recognizes sound artists who have distinguished themselves by meritorious works
as both an individual and fellow contributor to the art of sound for feature
film and television, and for setting an example of excellence for others to
follow. King joins a distinguished list of sound pioneers, including 2015
Career Achievement Recipient Skip Lievsay, Randy Thom, Larry Singer, Walter
Murch and George Watters II.
“I’m humbled and thrilled to be honored by my
colleagues in the MPSE,” said King. “From the first moment I had the experience
of working with sound, I loved it. It clicked for me and it still engrosses me.
What more could you ask for in a career?”
began his career as an assistant editor in New York. He quickly gravitated to
sound and earned his first credit as Supervising Sound Editor in 1983 on Allan
Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
. Other notable credits include Thor, The Dark Knight Rises, The Way Back, The Assassination of Jesse
James by the Coward Robert Ford
, The
, Unbreakable and Magnolia. Along with his Oscars, he has
won two BAFTA Awards (with one additional nomination) and four MPSE Golden Reel
Awards (with 10 additional nominations). He has been associated with Warner
Bros. Sound for the past 15 years.
About MPSE
Founded in 1953, the Motion
Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and
music editors who work in the motion pictures and television industry. The
organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning
professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals
alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and
technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for
the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to
enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice
this unique craft.
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