Milestones in the History of the MPSE



1953 The Motion Picture Sound Editors is founded and Raymond W. Bomba is elected President.
1954 Cecil B. De Mille addresses the first MPSE awards luncheon at the Paramount commissary.
The first Golden Reel is awarded to George Pal's "War of the Worlds" (1953).
1956 The first Television Golden Reel is awarded to "Lassie" (1955).
1957 Edwin Schallert is awarded Lifetime Membership.
1958 Samuel Goldwyn receives an Honorary MPSE Award.
Francis X. Bushman receives an Honorary Membership.
1961 The MPSE’s first Golden Reels Dinner/Dance.
1962 Jack Donovan Foley receives an Honorary Membership.
The first MPSE Golden Reel statuette to feature a gold reel is introduced.
1963 Jack L. Warner receives an Honorary Membership for pioneering sound in motion pictures.
Jayne Mansfield is named MPSE Sweetheart.
1965 Senator George Murphy receives an Honorary Membership.
1970 Edward J. Montagne receives an Honorary Membership.
1971 Jack Glazer receives an Honorary Membership.
George Jessel receives an Honorary Membership.
1973 Raymond Bomba is awarded Lifetime Membership.
1976 The President’s Award is given to Harry Teitelbaum and Ben Teitelbaum.
Verna Fields receives an Honorary Membership.
1981 The current MPSE Seal Logo is introduced.
1983 The Verna Fields Award for Student Filmmakers is created.
The first Foreign Feature Golden Reel is awarded to "Victor/Victoria" (1982).
1984  The current MPSE Golden Reel Trophy is introduced.
1985 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Murry Spivack.
1987 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Edwin G. Scheid.
1988 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Frank Warner.
1989 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Norval D. Crutcher.
1991 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to James MacDonald, posthumously.
1993 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Kay Rose.
1994 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Samuel Michael Horta.
Music Editors are invited to join the MPSE as full members.
1995 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Alan R. Splet, posthumously.
The first Music Golden Reel is awarded to "The Lion King" (1994).
1996 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Peter Berkos.
1997 The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Jack Donovan Foley, posthumously. 
The MPSE Golden Reels move to the Century Plaza Hotel.
1998  The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Douglas H. Grindstaff.
1999 The first Special Venue Golden Reel is awarded to  "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous" (1998).
The first Direct to Video Golden Reel is awarded to "Young Hercules" (1998).
Ethel L. Crutcher receives an Honorary Membership.
2000 Tomlinson M. Holman receives an Honorary Membership.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors becomes a non-profit corporation.
2001 The Career Achievement Award is given to Charles Lincoln Campbell.
Donald Rogers receives an Honorary Membership.
The first Made for Computer Entertainment Golden Reel is awarded to "Starlancer" (2000).
2002 The Career Achievement Award is given to Fred J. Brown.
The first Ethel L. Crutcher Scholarship is presented to the winner of the Verna Fields Award for Student Filmmakers.
2003 The Motion Picture Sound Editors celebrates it Golden Anniversary.
2004 Foley Artists are invited to join the MPSE as full members.
The MPSE's first Summer Show on sound design.