The Motion Picture Sound Editors is honored to host an annual celebration of outstanding achievements in sound editorial via the Golden Reel Awards.

Judged by peers, a Golden Reel Award is recognized as one of the most prized accolades in the sound editing world. In addition to honoring the creative work on feature films, broadcast, gaming, and interactive media, the MPSE bestows two awards of individual recognition.

Rules of the Golden Reel Awards can be found here.

To submit an application for nomination consideration in the 69th Annual Golden Reel Awards, please click here.

The Career Achievement Award is presented to a person whose career has made a significant impact on the sound community through exemplary work, service, or leadership.

The Honorary Filmmaker's Award is bestowed upon an individual outside the sound community whose career has demonstrated a great appreciation and understanding of the impact of sound editing.

MPSE members receive a discount for awards applications. To find your number please log in.

To join MPSE please visit our membership page.

69th Golden Reel Awards



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69th Golden Reel Awards Eligibility Period

Eligibility for professional work is restricted to productions released prior to December 31, 2021 (theatrical productions must open by December 24) with a submission deadline of December 10, 2021. The submission deadline for the Verna Field Student Award is October 31, 2021. Nominations will be announced January 24, 2022.

Any submission with an initial release between 3/01/2021 – 12/31/2021 must not have been previously submitted for the 68th Annual Golden Reel Awards.

69th Golden Reel Awards Calendar

  • September 1 - Submissions Open
  • October 31 - Student film submission deadline
  • December 10 - Submissions close
    The submission deadline has been extended to Monday night, December 13, 11:59pm.
  • December 20 - Nomination voting begins
  • January 17 - Nomination voting ends
  • January 24 - Nominees announced
  • January 31 - Blue Ribbon voting begins
  • March 4 - Blue Ribbon voting ends
  • March 13 - 69th Golden Reel Awards

Sponsorship Inquiries

The 69th Annual Golden Reel Awards offers many ways to show your support for the MPSE through signage, event sponsorship, and advertisement opportunities. For more information, please download the packets below.

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Certificates & Trophies

If you were nominated for, or won, a Golden Reel Award, and would like to purchase a certificate or trophy, click here:

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