HOLLYWOOD— The Motion Picture Sound Editors hosted a special in-person reception for winners in the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on March 26th at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound Editors honored for their work in feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries were presented with gold GRA statuettes and joined with colleagues in celebrating their shared craft.

The event was a relaxed and intimate affair and had a jubilant mood as, for many of those on hand, the night offered an opportunity to mix with colleagues for the first time in two years. “It was a special night and a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends,” said MPSE President Mark Lanza. “Our board organized this event to recognize the fantastic work performed by our members and end the year on a high note.”

Among those in attendance was Supervising Sound Editor Mark A. Mangini, winner of the 2022 Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature – Effects/Foley for the film Dune (shared with Supervising Sound Editor Theo Green; Sound Designer Dave Whitehead; Sound Effects Editors Phil Barrie, Lee Gilmore, Greg ten Bosch, Bob Kellough and Piero Mura; Foley editor Christopher Bonis); and Foley artists Andy Malcolm, Goro Koyama and Sandra Fox). The following night, Mangini was honored with an Academy Award for Sound for Dune, his second Oscar.

Also on hand were the sound teams from West Side Story, Infinite, The Underground Railroad, Only Murders in the Building, Wu-Tang, Call of Duty, Love Death + Robots, Arcane, Cliff Walkers and other award-winning projects.

The 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 13th as a fully virtual event. Sound editors and others from around the world came together in a spectacular virtual event space inspired by real-life locations in New York and Mexico. Highlights of the event included appearances by Director Ron Howard, honored with the MPSE Filmmaker Award, and Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini III, who was presented with the MPSE Career Achievement Award.

The Motion Picture Sound Editors expect to return to a fully in-person event for the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards in 2023.

Mark A. Mangini (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Effects / Foley, “Dune”)

Sebastian Zuleta (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Series 1 Hour – Music, “Wu Tang: An American Saga: Protect Ya Neck”) and guest.

David Swenson (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Game Audio, “Call of Duty: Vanguard”)

Joe E. Rand, Ramiro Belgardt, David Channing (Winners: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Music “West Side Story”)

Kristen Jennings and Jay Jennings (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Limited Series or Anthology “The Underground Railroad: Chapter 9: Indiana Winter”) 

Micah Loken (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature “Infinite”) and Kristin Loken.

Mandell Winter (Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature “Infinite”)

Ann and Mark Mangini, MPSE President Mark Lanza (standing), Steve Lee

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 picture television and gaming industries. 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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