It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to hand out the awards for the best in sound for film—the Academy Awards, the MPSE Golden Reels and the CAS Awards. Flip the page for a look at the sound teams behind 12 films that might just take home the awards. And scan below for the important dates surrounding nominations and voting, along with a few special awards to be handed out this year.
The 89th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017, and of the 13 awards handed out, two will recognize outstanding contributions in sound: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Last year, Mad Max: Fury Road took home both statues, with Mark Mangini and David White earning Best Sound Editing and Chris Jenkins Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo for Best Sound Mixing.
Academy Dates of Note
January 5, 2017 Nominations voting opens
January 13, 2017 Nominations voting closes
January 24, 2017 Oscar Nominations Announced
February 6, 2017 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
February 11, 2017 Scientific and Technical Awards
February 13, 2017 Finals voting opens
February 21, 2017 Finals voting closes
February 26, 2017 89th Academy Awards
MPSE GOLDEN REEL AWARDS
Guillermo del Toro, Harry Cohen to Receive Honorary Awards
Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a nonprofit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture, television and gaming industries.
The 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place on February 19 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
MPSE Dates of Note
January 9, 2017 Final entry forms due
January 11, 2017 Nomination Voting Begins
January 25, 2017 Nomination Voting Ends
February 19, 2017 64th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards
The CAS Awards honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in seven categories: Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures, Television Movies and Mini-Series, Television Series-One Hour, Television Series-Half Hour and Television-Non-Fiction, Variety, Music Series or Specials.
The 53rd Annual CAS Awards will be held on February 18, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. A special part of the evening will be devoted to the annual Student Filmmakers Awards.
CAS Dates of Note (all voting online only)
December 19, 2016 Nomination Ballot Voting Begins
January 1, 2017 Nomination Ballot Voting Ends
January 10, 2017 Final Nominees Announced
January 25, 2017 Final Voting Begins
February 12, 2017 Final Voting Ends
February 18, 2017 53rd Annual CAS Awards