Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay have won the inaugural ‘AMPS’ award for excellence in the craft of sound for their work on Gravity. Glenn Freemantle comments: “What an honour to be awarded the first AMPS award for excellence in the craft of sound for a feature film.
“This was a great film to work on and with both Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, knowing the importance of sound and making it a priority, it allowed us the creativity and also the time to get Gravity sounding as it did. I have a great sound crew and this award is for all of us,” explains Freemantle.
The headline sponsor for the award was long-time AMPS sustaining member, Dolby Europe. Senior director of cinema sales and services Guy Hawley, says: “We collaborated with the AMPS awards to bring together the very best talent in cinema. “This celebrates all of the nominees’ outstanding achievements and is a world-class showcase of their dedication to making entertainment sound its best.”
Graham Hartstone from the AMPS awards group adds: “As a founding member of AMPS, I remember awards being an agenda item at our first meeting. Now, 25 years later, we have realised this ambition. I look forward to the AMPS Awards growing in scope and prestige in future years. We are honoured and privileged to welcome Dolby as our major sponsor.”