Pro Sound Effects Blog

Congratulations to 2018 Sound Award Winners and Nominees


Check out the Pro Sound Effects library partners and users recognized this award season for their outstanding sound work.

At Pro Sound Effects, our goal is to inspire and empower you to tell any story with the highest quality sounds available. We're proud to show support for PSE family who made waves for achieving sonic excellence this year.

First, a big congratulations to our library partner Mark Mangini and the sound team for the recognition of their work on Blade Runner 2049. The immersive soundscapes, commanding dynamic range, and masterful use of sound as a narrative tool made the film's soundtrack unlike any other. The sound awards and nominations Blade Runner 2049 received this year are:

  • 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Award: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley
  • 2018 Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound Editing
  • 2018 BAFTA Nomination: Film Sound

Read our interview with Mark Mangini on the sound of Blade Runner 2049 on the PSE Blog.

Blade Runner 2049 Desert Walk

In 2017, we announced our partnership with Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson to develop The Odyssey Collection - an exclusive general sound effects library created from the personal recording collection of these two acclaimed sound artists. We're honored to continue developing the secret sonic weapon built and used daily by Mangini - and to make it accessible for sound designers and editors around the world.

With one Odyssey release so far and more to come, we're thrilled that Mark Mangini continues to see the recognition he deserves as a sound artist. Watch Mangini describe his choice to share his life's work through Pro Sound Effects:

And congrats to all Pro Sound Effects library partners and users and who received sound awards and nominations this year:

Academy Awards®

Nomination: Best Sound Editing
Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce - Skywalker Sound - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Read our interview with Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce on the sound of The Last Jedi on the PSE Blog.

MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Game Play (tie)
Mark Kilborn, Adam Boyd, Micah Loken - Activision/Raven Software - Call of Duty: WWII
Ben Minto - Electronic Arts - Star Wars: Battlefront II

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Dialogue / ADR
Will Files - War for the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley
Paula Fairfield - Game of Thrones

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature
David Barber, Ben Zarai - In Search of Fellini

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form
Lawrence Reyes, George Peters - Lego DC Super Hero Girls

Nomination: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation
J.R. Fountain - The Breadwinner 

If you're a PSE user and we missed you on this list, let us know!

We look forward to developing more world-class libraries to help deliver your best sound always.

Here's to more award-winning sound in the future!