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Golden Reel honors Rydstrom, Lucas

Kudos celebrates sound, music editing in film and TV

Sound designer Gary Rydstrom and George Lucas were among those honored at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ annual Golden Reel kudos, held Feb. 26 at L.A.’s Century Plaza Hotel.

The fete, in its 52nd year, honors the best in sound and music editing in film and television.

Rydstrom received a career achievement award, presented by Richard Hymns, his colleague and collaborator on such films as “Minority Report” and “Saving Private Ryan.”

Lucas, whose contributions to the field include the founding of Skywalker Sound, was selected as the first recipient of the org’s Filmmaker’s Award.

Other honorees include “Ray” and “The Incredibles,” whose wins presaged their Oscar victories the following night in sound and sound editing, respectively. “The Aviator,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the “House of Flying Daggers” also scooped trophies.

On the TV side, “Lost” won in two categories, sound effects and dialogue, while “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” “CSI: Miami” and “Sex and the City” were also laureled.

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