Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Motion Picture – Musical

A properly completed entry form is required for all submissions. Incomplete submissions will result in the disqualification of that entry from the nominating process and will not be considered for Board Discretion.

Award Category Definition and Qualifications -

The MPSE will confer a Golden Reel Award on the crew demonstrating exemplary musical editing for feature films in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Motion Picture - Musical. All feature motion picture musical sound editorial will be considered within this category including music editing for Live-Action or Animation, as well as English Language or Foreign Language Musical Feature Films.

Period of Eligibility -

Feature films must have been released commercially during the calendar year of consideration and must have run for at least one week in a public theater in the United States. Festivals and private screenings neither qualify nor prevent qualification.

Trophies Awarded -

MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Supervising Music Editors and Music Editors.

 Crew Size -

All nominated editors must be part of the primary sound editing crew, not just the temp mix or mix changes.

Nominating Process

  1. Music entry forms are available for music editors to submit their film for consideration. The completed forms will be returned to the Music Selection Committee. The Committee will analyze the forms and materials, view the films and make from zero (0) to five (5) additional recommendations to the board of directors for nominations.
  2. Any film that does not submit a complete application for submission, including an explanation of the music editors’ work, will not be considered for Board Discretionary adds.
  3. The Active MPSE Members will determine, by ballot, no more than three (3) nominations, choosing among the total feature film submissions.
  4. Supervisors and their crews will not be eliminated due to more than one feature nomination.
  5. If there are less than three (3) submissions in a single year in either category; Feature Motion Picture - Music Score or Feature Motion Picture - Musical, they will be combined into a single category, Feature Motion Picture - Music.