MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

Leonardo DiCaprio produced NatGeo's Before the Flood, which includes a score by Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Gustavo Santolalla. (Photo courtesy National Geographic Channel)

Leonardo DiCaprio produced NatGeo’s Before the Flood</>, which includes a score by Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Gustavo Santolalla. (Photo courtesy National Geographic Channel)

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor the best of the year’s sound and music editing for film and television on February 19 at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards, taking place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

Director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro is honored with this year’s MPSE’s Filmmaker Award, with supervising sound editor and sound designer Harry Cohen receiving the Career Achievement Award.

Although not every nominated project included a music editor in its credits — with foley, dialogue and sound editing claiming the bulk of the attention — there are a number of categories that specifically focus on music, which nominees are listed below.

In addition, the documentary category was big on music contenders this year, with Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week–  The Touring Years among the awards contenders (music editor, Melissa Muik). Also, The Music of Strangers: Yoyo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (supervising sound editor, Peter Horning).

The doc fest also features the highly pedigreed Before the Flood, a climate change pic from the National Geographic Channel produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens, with music composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (music editor, Ren Klyce; assistant music editor, Dustin Mosely; apprentice music editor Nick Docter). A beautiful work, you can listen to it on Spotify.



Music Editors: Clint Bennett

Hacksaw Ridge
Music Editors: Matt Friedman

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Supervising Music Editor: John Finklea
Music Editors: Stephen Davis MPSE, Warren Brown MPSE

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Supervising Music Editor: Alex Gibson
Music Editors: Lee Scott, Nate Underkuffler

Doctor Strange
Supervising Music Editor: Steve Durkee
Music Editors: Stephen M. Davis, MPSE, Nashia Wachsman, Warren Brown, MPSE, Anele Onyekwere

Don’t Breathe
Music Editors: Maarten Hofmeijer

Star Trek Beyond
Music Editors: Stephen Davis MPSE, Paul Rabjohns

Warcraft: The Beginning
Music Editors: Michael Bauer, Peter Myles


Florence Foster Jenkins
Supervising Music Editor: Gerard McCann
Music Editors: Neil Stemp, Stuart Morton

La La Land
Music Editors: Jason Ruder

Music Editors: Earl Ghaffari, Daniel Pinder

Sing Street
Supervising Music Editor: Becky Bentham

Music Editors: Fernand Bos, Erich Stratmann, Vicki Hiatt



Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life — “Summer”
Music Editor: Scott Schirle

Quarry — “You Don’t Miss Your Water”
Music Editor: Lodge Worster

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le
Music Editors: Wolfgang Aichholz, Kevin Banks, MPSE

The Get Down — “Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure”
Supervising Music Editor: Jamieson Shaw
Music Editor: Dave Robertson

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
Music Editor: Kevin Bassinson


Animal Kingdom — “What Have You Done”
Music Editor: Troy Hardy

Arrow — “What We Leave Behind”
Music Editor: Shie Rozow

Game of Thrones — “Battle of the Bastards”
Music Editor: David Klotz

Just Add Magic — “Just Add Pluots: Part 2”
Music Editor: Shie Rozow

Lethal Weapon — “Pilot”
Supervising Music Editor: Chris McGeary
Music Editors: Jenny Leite

Luke Cage — “Soliloquy of Chaos”
Music Editor: Michael Brake

Quantico — “Lipstick”
Music Editor: Robert Cotnoir

Stranger Things — “Chapter Three: Holly Jolly”
Music Editor: David Klotz


Mozart In The Jungle — “Now I Will Sing”
Music Editor: Jason Newman

Nashville — “Didn’t Expect It To Go Down This Way”
Music Editors: Jaclyn Newman Dorn, Sean Alexander

The Get Down — “Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice”
Music Editor: Jamieson Shaw

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — “When Will Josh See How Cool I Am?”
Supervising Music Editor:  Moira  Marquis
Music Editor:  Jillinda Palmer

Roadies — “The Load Out”
Music Editor:  Jennifer Barak

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