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Golden Reels sound off in L.A.

'Bourne,' 'Wild' top sound editing awards

Members of the Motion Picture Sound Editors org enjoyed a light-hearted ceremony at Saturday night’s 55th Golden Reel awards, with “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Into the Wild” taking home top film honors.

“Ratatouille” was named top animated feature for its sound editing and “The Orphanage” drew the foreign feature nod.

“Into the Wild” took the music editing kudos for a feature film, and “Hairspray” was tapped for editing in a musical feature.

The third “Bourne” installment was honored in two categories: for sound effects and foley, as well as dialogue/automated dialogue replacement achievements.

Among the winners in seven television categories were “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (in both sound effects/foley editing and longform dialogue/automated dialogue replacement), “House” (shortform dialogue/automated dialogue replacement) and “Lost” (shortform sound effects and foley).

Bill Wistrom received the career achievement award for a six-decade history in sound editing. A video montage honored his work with Hitchcock on “To Catch a Thief” and “Vertigo” as well as the skeins “Bonanza,” “The Waltons” and several “Star Trek” incarnations.

Hyphenate Michael Bay was on hand to receive the filmmaker award for his work on, among other projects, last year’s “Transformers.”

“Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved sound. It was the first time I heard the light sabers in ‘Star Wars,’ “ Bay said.

“What people don’t understand is how important sound and music are to film. Which brings me to my next point: Why don’t you guys charge more?” he said, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd.

Sound Editing In Film:


“The Orphanage”

“Into The Wild”


Dialogue And Automated Dialogue Replacement
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Sound Effects And Foley
“The Bourne Ultimatum”

Sound Editing In Television:

Tie: “The Batman” – “A Mirror Darkly”
“Spongebob Squarepants” – “Spongehenge”

Dialogue And Automated Dialogue Replacement

Long Form
“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”

Short Form
“House, M.D.” – “Human Error”

Sound Effects And Foley

Long Form
“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”

Short Form
“Lost” – “Left Behind”


Long Form
“High School Musical 2”

Short Form
“Scrubs” – “My Musical”

Direct To Video
“Return To House On Haunted Hill”

Made For Computer Entertainment
“Starcraft Ii”

Verna Fields Award For Student Filmmakers:
“Shot Open”

Special Venue
“Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”

2008 Mpse Filmmaker’s Award: Michael Bay.

2008 Mpse Career Achievement Award: Bill Wistrom

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