AMPS reveals nominees for inaugural TV Drama Award

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) has announced the nominations for the inaugural AMPS Award for Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama.

The award honours senior creative crew members responsible for production sound mixing, dialogue editing, sound effects editing and re-recording mixing from five TV dramas broadcast in 2014.

The nominees are:

Cilla – Grant Bridgeman, Keith Marriner, Simon Gershon & Richard Davey

Game of Thrones – Ronan Hill, Jed M. Dodge, Tim Kimmel, Richard Dyer & Onnalee Blank

Happy Valley – Dave Sansom, Elizabeth Cresswell, Mark Ryder & Mark Briscoe

The Honorable Woman – Glen Marullo, Lee Crichlow, Linda Murdoch & Nigel Edwards

Sherlock – John Mooney, Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair & Howard Bargroff

Following nomination, Doug Sinclair (Sherlock) commented: ”We are delighted and very honoured to be amongst a list of nominees of such a high standard and look forward to hearing the results of the membership votes. Any of the nominees would certainly be worthy winners.”

A further ballot among all AMPS voting members will select the winning programme which will be announced next month (April 2015).

The TV awards will be presented to the winners at an AMPS event later this year, along with the 2014 film award trophies. AMPS Members who have creatively contributed to the winning soundtrack will each receive Certificates of Merit.

Laura Lovejoy from the AMPS Awards Group added: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees and wish them luck in the final round. This is our first year for recognising the sound teams’ work in Television Drama. We are building on the success of the Film Awards and hope that the Television Drama Award will be equally successful.”

The 2014 AMPS film award winners were Chris Munro, Glenn Freemantle and Skip Lievsay for their work on Gravity, and earlier this year, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley for Whiplash.

If you haven’t already make sure you check out our March 2015 Issue Digital Edition for an interview with Wilkins on the challenges he faced when working on Whiplash.

Photo: BBC