AMPS reveals Excellence in Sound Film Award nominees

Sound crews who worked on 'Spectre' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' among those shortlisted for their efforts.
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The nominations for the Association of Motion Picture Sound's (AMPS) third annual award for Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film have been released.

Five films exhibited in 2015 were selected by an AMPS Awards Committee, from which leading sound crew members (production sound, sound editing and re-recording) were put forward for the prize.

The full list of nominees are:

Bridge of Spies

Drew Kunin - Production Sound Mixer

Gary Rydstrom - Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer

Andy Nelson - Re-recording Mixer

The Hateful Eight

Mark Ulano - Production Sound Mixer

Wylie Stateman - Supervising Sound Editor

Michael Minkler - Re-recording Mixer

The Martian

Mac Ruth - Production Sound Mixer

Oliver Tarney - Supervising Sound Editor

Paul Massey - Re-recording Mixer


Stuart Wilson - Production Sound Mixer

Per Hallberg - Supervising Sound Editor

Scott Millan - Re-recording Mixer

Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Stuart Wilson - Production Sound Mixer

Matthew Wood - Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer

Andy Nelson - Re-recording Mixer


Stuart Wilson, production sound mixer on Spectre and Star Wars - The Force Awakens said, "To receive an AMPS Award nomination is a very special honour for me because it is selected by some of the finest sound professionals working today. I¹m delighted, many thanks to the membership and to my team whose hard work has helped make it an incredible two in the same year!"

The AMPS is a UK film and television sound organisation with a global membership of over 450 experienced recording, mixing and sound editing professionals in the cinema and television industry.

Dolby Laboratories, a long-time AMPS Sustaining Member, will once again be sponsoring the award.

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