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Skip Lievsay to Receive Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editor’s guild, founded in 1953, will acknowledge the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing—Dialog, ADR, Effects, Foley and Music—at its 62nd annual Golden Reel Awards, to be held February 15, 2015, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. Besides achievement in film sound, the MPSE recognizes Television, Interactive, Directto- Video and Student Film achievement.

Also this year, the MPSE will honor Academy Award-winning sound designer, mixer, editor Skip Lievsay, who received the Best Sound Oscar for Gravity. The MPSE Filmmaker Award will be presented to director Darren Aronofsky.

Nominations Open!

Nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards opened on November 12, with submissions deadlines looming. Here are some key dates to keep in mind:

12/05/14: Entry forms due for submissions aired or released from Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014
12/12/14: Feature Nomination Ballots mailed
01/02/15: Entry forms due for submissions aired or released In December 2014.
01/02/15: Entry forms for Student Films due.
01/09/15: All Nomination Ballots due
01/13/15: Board Meeting — Blue Ribbon Panels
01/14/15: All Nominations published
01/23/15: Final Ballot distributed
02/13/15: All Final Ballots due
02/13/15: Student Films Nominees Screening
02/15/15: MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Winners Announced.

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OSCAR Nominations and Voting Dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 87th Oscars live on ABC on Sunday, February 22, 2015. In the meantime, some key dates for the awards season:

11/08/14: The Governors Awards
12/03/14: Official Screen Credits and music submissions due
12/29/14: Nominations voting begins 8 a.m. PST
01/08/15: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PST
01/15/15: Oscar nominations announced
02/02/15: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
02/06/15: Final voting begins 8 a.m. PST
02/07/15: Scientific and Technical Awards
02/17/15: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PST
02/22/15: 87th Academy Awards