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MPSE Honors 'Coco'; ASC Lauds 'Blade Runner 2049'

Sound editors’ guild also honored sound work in short-form animation, games and non-theatrical long-form animation. 

'Blade Runner 2049' won the award in the ASC Awards' theatrical release category, and 'Coco' won the MPSE Golden Reel for sound editing in an animated feature.

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honored Coco for best sound editing in an animated feature, while the American Society of Cinematographers gave the award in its theatrical release category to Roger Deakins for his work on Blade Runner 2049.

The MPSE handed out the 65th Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.

A partial list of winners follows; the full list can be found here:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation Short Form: Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment, “Honor and Glory”
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Game Play: Call of Duty: WWII, Activision; Star Wars: Battlefront II, Electronic Arts
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form: LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, “Brain Drain,” Warner Brothers
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation: Coco, Pixar

At the 32nd annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards, Deakins won his fourth award from the guild. Full list of winners here.

Source: MPSC, ASC

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.