Skywalker Sound’s director of sound design, Randy Thom is to be honoured with a Career Achievement Award at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards.
The awards are designed to recognise those who have made outstanding achievements in feature film and television sound. Thom’s career spans 100 film credits which began in 1979.
“I am pleased and excited that the MPSE will be honoring Randy Thom with our Career Achievement Award,” said MPSE president Frank Morrone. “His creative skills and dedication to the importance of sound in the filmmaking process is inspiring.”
The first film Thom worked on was “Apocalypse Now,” a job he got after walking in on remix sessions of “American Graffiti,” where he met Murch, Burtt and Mark Berger. Since then, he’s gone on to work on films including “Return of the Jedi, “Never Cry Wolf,” “Wild at Heart,” “Forrest Gump,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “The Thin Blue Line,” “War of the Worlds,” “Coraline,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Ratatouille.”
He also worked on “The Incredibles,” for which he received an Academy Award. He won another for “The Right Stuff” and has been nominated for 12 other Academy Awards, an Emmy and a Grammy.
The MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 16 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown L.A.