Sherlock team takes first AMPS TV Drama Award

Jon Mooney, Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair and Howard Bargroff have won the first AMPS Award for Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama for their work on Sherlock.

Sound mixer Howard Bargroff commented: "Thanks so much for this. Means a lot coming from such an illustrious body as AMPS. We’re really chuffed to say the least.”

The winners will receive their trophies at an AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound) awards ceremony in September along with the 2014 AMPS Film Award winners.

Five TV Dramas broadcast in 2014 were selected by an AMPS Awards Committee, from which the four leading sound crew members (production sound mixing, dialogue editing, sound effects editing and re-recording mixing) were nominated for award.

“I would like to congratulate the Sherlock sound team on their win as they were up against tough competition," said Laura Lovejoy from the AMPS TV Awards Group. "Sherlock is a very popular show and the sound track has always been of a very high standard so it is a worthy winner of this award.”

For a full list of the original nominees, click here.

AMPS Sustaining Members Twickenham Studios and Goldcrest Post Production sponsored the award. Maria Walker at Twickenham Studios added: "We are delighted to be associated with AMPS and to be a sponsor of its inaugural Television Award 2014. Sherlock was a worthy winner and I congratulate the sound team on their win."

The Film and TV award program was created to mark the Association’s 25th anniversary in 2014 with plans to expand in future years to include a broader selection of creative sound technicians.

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