It’s Top Gun, Elvis and All Quiet at Sound Editor Awards

(Winners of the Golden Reel)

Last night the Motion Picture Sound Editors held their 70th Golden Reel Awards, its first in-person ceremony since the start of the pandemic. Taking place at L.A.’s Wilshire Ebell Theatre, it was Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis and All Quiet on the Western Front that made noise.

Top Gun: Maverick won for effects and Foley. Elvis, for music editing. All Quiet on the Western Front for a foreign language film.

Surprising the audience was The Banshees of Inisherin winning for dialogue and ADR.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio continued its march toward Oscar gold as the film collected the prize for editing in an animated feature. In nonfiction filmmaking, Good Night Oppy won the category for editing in a feature documentary; and Moonage Daydream, for music editing in a feature doc

All Quiet on the Western Front, Elvis and Maverick, along with Avatar: The Way of Water and The Batman are Oscar-nominated for sound, which combines sound editing and mixing.

Chicago-made series The Bear continued its Awards season winning streak by taking home the Golden Reel for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Short Form. This was for the episode called, “The Review.”

The Cinema Audio Society Awards for sound mixing will be handed out on March 4; its live-action feature competition mirrors the Oscar-nominated slate. Last weekend, All Quiet on the Western Front won the BAFTA in sound.

Maverick director Joe Kosinski and Tom Cruise presented the MPSE Filmmaker Award to blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Kosinski remembered the thrill of seeing the producer’s films in the ‘80s. “When you saw a Bruckheimer movie, you knew it was designed to do what movies do: entertain,” Cruise said.

Bruckheimer said, “You have been adding magic to your films for so many years and I’ll remain a lifelong fan.” Recalling the first note of Top Gun’s opening theme, he added, “movies are identified by the music and their sound effects. … and the importance of dialogue — I want to make sure [audiences]  hear every line and every note.”

Supervising sound editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle became the third woman to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award, which was presented by her Skywalker Sound friends and colleagues, supervising sound editors Al Nelson and Lora Hirschberg. She is nominated for Avatar: The Way of Water. Her third Oscar nomination.


The complete list of winners (in bold) are below:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Animation

Love, Death & Robots: “In Vaulted Halls Entombed”


  • Supervising Sound Editor: Brad North MPSE
  • Sound Designer: Craig Henighan MPSE
  • Foley Editor: Antony Zeller MPSE
  • Foley Artists: Zane Bruce, Lindsay Pepper

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Dialogue / ADR

The Crown: “Gunpowder”


  • Supervising Sound Editor: Lee Walpole MPSE
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Iain Eyre
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Matt Mewett
  • ADR Editor: Sophie Mapplebeck
  • Crowd ADR Editor: Abbie Shaw

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Effects / Foley

Stranger Things: “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”


  • Supervising Sound Editors: William Files MPSE, Craig Henighan MPSE
  • Sound Editors: Angelo Palazzo MPSE, Ken McGill, Katie Halliday, Lee Gilmore MPSE, David Grimaldi, Chris Bonis
  • Foley Artist: Steve Baine

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Short Form

The Bear: “Review”


  • Supervising Sound Editor: Steve “Major” Giammaria
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jonathan Fuhrer
  • Dialogue Editor: Evan Benjamin
  • Foley Editors: Annie Taylor, Chris White
  • Foley Artists: Leslie Bloome, Shaun Brennan

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


  • Supervising Sound Editor: Scott Martin Gershin MPSE
  • Sound Designer: Scott Martin Gershin MPSE
  • Effects Editors: Masanobu “Tomi” Tomita, Andrew Vernon MPSE, Chris Richardson
  • Dialogue Editor: Dan Gamache MPSE, Chris Richardson
  • Foley Artists: Dan O’Connell, John Cucci MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary

Good Night Oppy


  • Supervising Editor: Mark Mangini MPSE           
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Dave Bach
  • Designers: Tim Walston MPSE, Dave Whitehead MPSE, Mark Mangini MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature

All Quiet on the Western Front


  • Supervising Editor: Frank Kruse
  • Designer: Markus Stemler
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Alexander Buck
  • Supervising ADR Editors: Benjamin Hörbe, Alexander Buck
  • ADR Editors: Thomas Kalbér, Moritz Hoffmeister
  • Foley Editor: Kuen Il Song
  • Foley Artists: Carsten Richter, Daniel Weis

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Dialogue / ADR

The Banshees of Inisherin

Searchlight Pictures

  • Supervising Sound Editor: Joakim Sundström
  • Supervising ADR Editing: Simon Chase
  • Supervising Foley Editor: Patrick Ghislain, Rebecca Glover
  • Foley Artist: Julien Naudin

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Effects / Foley

Top Gun: Maverick


  • Supervising Sound Editors: Al Nelson, James Mather, Bjørn Ole Schroeder
  • Sound Designers: Christopher Boyes, Jed Loughran
  • Sound Effects Editors: Benjamin A. Burtt, Scott Guitteau, Rowan Watson, Qianbaihui Yang MPSE
  • Supervising Foley Editor: Luke Dunn Gielmuda
  • Foley Editors: Dmitri Makarov, David Mackie
  • Foley Artists: Jana Vance, Ronni Brown, John Roesch MPSE, Shelley Roden MPSE

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Animation

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie


  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jeff Shiffman MPSE
  • Effects Editors: Jessey Drake MPSE, Brad Meyer MPSE
  • Dialogue Editor: Xinyue Yu MPSE
  • Foley Editor: Carol Ma

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Documentary

Formula 1: Drive to Survive: “Gloves Are Off”


  • Supervising Sound Editors: Steve Speed, Nick Fry
  • Sound Designer: James Evans
  • Sound Editor: Hugh Dwan
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-theatrical Feature



  • Supervising Editors: Chris Terhune, Will Files MPSE
  • Designer: James Miller
  • Effects Editors: Christopher Bonis, Diego Perez MPSE, Lee Gilmore MPSE
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Jessie Anne Spence MPSE
  • Dialogue Editors: David Bach, Korey Pereira MPSE
  • Supervising Foley Editor: Annie Taylor
  • Foley Editors: Nick Seaman, Roni Pillischer
  • Foley Artists: Leslie Bloome, Shaun Brennan
  • 2023 Golden Reel Award Music Editorial Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Broadcast Long Form

Stranger Things: “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback”


Music Editors: Lena Glikson, David Klotz

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Broadcast Short Form

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin: “Torschlusspanik”

NBC Universal

Music Editor: Andres Locsey

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Documentary

Moonage Daydream

NEON / HBO Documentary Films

  • Supervising Music Editor: Brett Morgan 
  • Music Editor: John Warhurst

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Feature Motion Picture


Warner Bros.

  • Supervising Music Editor: Jamieson Shaw MPSE
  • Music Editor: Evan McHugh
  • Scoring Editor: Chris Barrett
  • 2023 Golden Reel Award Game Editorial Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Game Dialogue / ADR


Half Mermaid

  • Audio Directors: Kevin Senzaki MPSE, Priscilla Snow
  • Dialogue Editor: Diana Cha

Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing – Game Music

God of War Ragnarök


  • Music Directors: Peter Scaturro, Keith Leary
  • Supervising Music Editor: Sonia Coronado
  • Music Editors: Yuen Man Chung Kelvin, Glen Andrew Brown, Rob Goodson, Bill Hemstapat, Adam Kallibjian, Collin Lewis, Kory McMaster, Monty Mudd, Kye Sebastian Voce

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Game Effects / Foley

God of War Ragnarök


  • Audio Director: Frank Favre
  • Supervising Designers: Michael Kent MPSE, Jeremy Rogers MPSE
  • Sound Design Leads: Alex Previty, Beau Anthony Jimenez, Bryan Higa, Stephen Schappler, Justin E. Bell
  • Supervising Editors: Csaba Wagner, Samuel Justice
  • Senior Audio Artists: Nick Tomassetti, Aaron Sanchez, Ash Read, Dennis Bestafka, Derrick Espino, Jeshua Whitaker, Lewis Everest, Noburo Masuda, Tsubasa Ito, Ben Minto MPSE, Chris Sweetman MPSE
  • Audio Artists: Andres Herrera, Chris Kokkinos MPSE, Danny Barboza, Danny Hey, Kei Matsuo MPSE, Koji Niikura, Lewis Barn, Maria Rascon, Presley Hynes, Prin Keerasuntonpong, Robert Castro, Satsuki Sato, TJ Schauer, Harry Cohen MPSE, Luke Hatton, Michael Leaning, Barney Oram, Zachary Quarles MPSE, Stefan Rutherford, Paul Stoughton, Joe Thom MPSE, Graham Donnelly, David Farmer MPSE, Eilam Hoffman, Jason W. Jennings, Bryan Jerden, Fred Pearson, Stephano Sanchinelli, Thomas C. Brewer MPSE, Tim Walston MPSE 
  • Technical Sound Designers: Sean LaValle, Cameron Sonju, Daniel Ramos, Enoch Choi, Gavin Booth, Roy Lancaster, Charles Dworetz, Bradley Gurwin, Mallorie Lesher, Dave St. Jean, Klaudia Schaffer, Aaron Cendan, Ashton Faydenko, Jessie Chang, Skylar Chen
  • Audio Programmer: Stepan Boev
  • Foley Editors: Blake Collins, Jeff Gross, Alex Robson, Rob Krekel, Cesar Marenco, Eric Paulsen MPSE, Sam Gray, Rostislav Trifonov, Keith Bilderbeck, Paul Fonarev
  • Foley Artists: Joanna Fang, Dawn Fintor, Alicia Stevenson, Matt Davies

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award)


National Film & Television School

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