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Skip Lievsay to Receive Motion Picture Sound Editors Career Achievement Award

Supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay will receive the Motion Pictures Sound Editors career achievement award at the 2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards, the org announced today.

Over his 30-year career, Lievsay has worked on nearly 150 films, including frequent collaborations with directors Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and John Sayles. He has worked with the Coen brothers since his sound editing debut on “Blood Simple” and recently collaborated with Them on “Inside Lleywn Davis.”

In 2014, Lievsay received an Oscar for sound mixing for his work on “Gravity” with Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro. Lievsay has also received Oscar nominations for his work on “Inside Lleywn Davis,” “True Grit” and “No Country for Old Men.”

“Skip represents the pinnacle in artistry in motion picture sound,” said MPSE president Frank Morrone. “He has worked tirelessly to invent new and creative ways to use sound to advance directors’ visions, to tell stories and to entertain audiences.”

The career achievement award recognizes sounds artists who have individual and contributing works to feature film and television who set an influential example of excellence.

Past MPSE career achievement recipients include Randy Thom, Larry Singer, Walter Murch and George Watters II.

The 2015 MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

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