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Nominations for 3rd annual AMPS film sound awards announced

Erica Basnicki 8 January 2016
AMPS Award trophy

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) has recently released the list of nominees for its 3rd annual award for ‘Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film’.

Five films exhibited in 2015 were selected by the AMPS Awards Committee, from which leading sound crew members (production sound, sound editing and re-recording) were nominated for the award.

The film nominees are –

Bridge of Spies
Drew Kunin – Production Sound Mixer
Gary Rydstrom – Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer
Andy Nelson – Re-recording Mixer

The Hateful Eight
Mark Ulano – Production Sound Mixer
Wylie Stateman – Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Minkler – Re-recording Mixer

The Martian
Mac Ruth – Production Sound Mixer
Oliver Tarney – Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Massey – Re-recording Mixer

Stuart Wilson – Production Sound Mixer
Per Hallberg – Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Millan – Re-recording Mixer

Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Stuart Wilson – Production Sound Mixer
Matthew Wood – Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer
Andy Nelson – Re-recording Mixer

Stuart Wilson, production sound mixer on Spectre and Star Wars – The Force Awakens comments, “To receive an AMPS Award nomination is a very special honour for me because it is selected by some of the finest sound professionals working today. I’m delighted, many thanks to the membership and to my team whose hard work has helped make it an incredible two in the same year!”

Chair of the AMPS Film Award Committee Chris Munro adds, “AMPS membership is made up of professionals who represent the ‘sound for moving image’ industry and therefore have a direct and educated insight into audio for film and TV. This expertise is often born out by later industry nominations. Congratulations and good luck to all our nominees.”

AMPS wish to offer thanks to long-time AMPS Sustaining Member, Dolby Laboratories who is once again sponsoring this prestigious award.

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