Monday, February 20, 2017

Nickelodeon's "Albert" Wins 2017 MPSE Golden Reel Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon's brand-new holiday movie Albert won the "Best Sound & Music Editing: Television Animation" in the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards!


The MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 23 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work. Nominees and winners represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding entertainment. The 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony was held on Sunday 19th February 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Nick's all-new holiday movie Albert tells the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree, and Gene the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed, to fulfill his destiny.

With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas. The hour-long CG-animated TV movie features a star-studded voice cast, including Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) in the title role; Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) as Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree; Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as Gene, the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed; Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) as Cactus Pete; Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as a TV news correspondent; Brenna Yde (School of Rock) as Molly, Earth Mama’s granddaughter; John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Donny, Molly’s father; and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom) as Earth Mama, the owner and caretaker of the nursery, and features two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas,” performed by the voice cast.


L-R: Maisie, Gene, Cactus Pete, and Albert in Nickelodeon’s TV movie, Albert.

Albert is directed by Oscar®-nominated Max Lang (The Gruffalo), executive produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), and written by Will and Aaron Eisenberg (The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery) and Joe Stillman (Shrek). The Eisenbergs are also co-executive producers, with Macgregor Middleton serving as producer. Viscardi serves as Nickelodeon’s SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties.

The winners of the "Best Sound & Music Editing: Television Animation" award are:

Supervising Sound Editor: Jeff Shiffman MPSE
Dialogue Editors: Michael Petak, Anna Adams
Foley Editor: Tess Fournier
Foley Artist: Craig Ng
Music Editor: Brad Breeck
Sound Effects Editors: Jessey Drake MPSE, Tess Fournier, Jeff Shiffman MPSE.

A full list of 2017 Golden Reel Awards nominees can be found here on Deadline.

A huge congratulations to Nickelodeon and everyone who worked on Albert!
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