Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Single Presentation

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 sound editing for a single presentation project in a single category designated as Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Single Presentation. For this category sound editing is defined as the editing of the Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR. Judging for the award shall consider the quality of all of these disciplines for each eligible film.

Programming released via television broadcast, cable broadcast, streaming, VOD, or other on-line or non-theatrical means will be considered Broadcast Media.

Single Presentation is considered any program that has four (4) or fewer episodes. The program running time must be longer than thirty (30) minutes in length. This includes Made-for-Television Movies, Mini-Series and Specials. 

Only one night or “Part” of a “Single Presentation” may be submitted.

Running Time Requirement - 30:00+

Screening Requirements -

The submitting editor shall include screening times of two sections of ten (10) minutes each for a total of twenty (20) minutes for each television program entered. These times (in minutes and seconds) shall be included on the entry form and will be used by the blue ribbon panels for nomination viewing.

Period of Eligibility -

Broadcast Media submissions will be judged in the year of their initial airing or release in the United States.

Trophies Awarded -

MPSE Golden Reel Statue Trophies shall be presented to the following positions on the winning production: Supervising Sound Editors, Supervising Dialogue Editors, Supervising ADR Editors, Dialogue, ADR Editors, Supervising Sound Editors, Sound Designers, Sound Effects Editors, Foley Editors, Foley Artists, and Sound Editors, Supervising Music Editors, Music Editors and Scoring Editors.

Crew Size -

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

Nomination Process

Any entry that does not submit a complete application for submission, including an explanation of the music editors' work and the Dialogue and ADR editors’ work, will not be considered for nomination.

The nomination process shall follow the Broadcast Media Balloting Method described on the final page of this document.