LONDON - The Association of Motion Picture Sound (www.amps.net) has announced that Dune won the Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film award at its 9th Annual AMPS Awards. The feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel was directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. The winners - Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett, Mac Ruth AMPS and György Mihályi - will each receive a polished bronze AMPS trophy.
“I’m delighted to be able to present the AMPS award to Dune,” says Andrew Wilson, AMPS chair. “This year’s nominated films covered a wide range of styles and all the films will have brought their own unique challenges - any one of them would have been a worthy winner and all our runners-up (Belfast, Last Night in Soho, No Time to Die and West Side Story) can be very proud of their achievements.
“AMPS members have great insight into the many elements that make up a great sounding film, yet they always vote with their ears! Everyone involved in the sound on Dune clearly brought their ‘A-game’ to the film, and the result is a great cinema experience. Congratulations to Mark, Theo, Doug, Ron, Mac and György and everyone else involved in producing the extraordinary sound on Dune.”
The team that worked on the film’s soundtrack also commented.
“Thanks to all of you,” says Mark Mangini. “We are so honored to be recognized by this amazing group of peers. This is the best kind of recognition there is.”
“Thank you so much for listening to and voting for Dune,” adds Theo Green and team. “Our sound team is thrilled to have been recognized by AMPS members. It’s an honor that means so much to us coming from our fellow colleagues in sound.”
Mihályi György adds, “Working on Dune was an amazing ride with a brilliant crew. I deeply loved it. Thank you for appreciating the efforts of a fantastic team.”