STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of such films as Hellboy (2004),
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006),
Pacific Rim (2013),
Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming
The Shape of Water is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 19th in Los Angeles.
“Guillermo del Toro’s relentless imagination and energy provide inspiration to all of us in the entertainment industry,” says MPSE president Tom McCarthy. “He is constantly surprising, challenging and delighting audiences worldwide. We are extremely proud to recognize his contributions to our industry and culture with our Filmmaker Award.”
Past recipients of the MPSE Filmmaker Award include Sam Raimi, Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.
“Texturally and narratively, sound and image fuse in the cinematic experience,” says del Toro. “I have spent as much time on the mixing board as I have on a stage, shooting or in a color correction suite grading the final film. To paraphrase Mark Twain: 'The difference between the almost right sound and the right sound 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.’ I am thus delighted and honored to receive this award from my colleagues and partners in the storytelling experience.”
The Motion Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and music editors who work in the motion picture, television and gaming industries.