2011 MPSE Awards Career Achievement Award Walter Murch
Walter Murch has been honored by both British and American Motion Picture Academies for his picture editing and sound mixing. In 1997, Murch received an unprecedented double Oscar for both film editing and sound mixing on The English Patient (A. Minghella), as well as that year's British Academy Award for best editing. Seventeen years earlier, he had received an Oscar for best sound for Apocalypse Now (F. Coppola), as well as British and American Academy nominations for his picture editing. He also won a double British Academy Award in 1975 for his film editing and sound mixing on The Conversation (F.Coppola), was nominated by both academies in 1978 for best film editing for Julia ( F. Zinnemann), and in 1991 received two nominations for best film editing from the American Academy for the films Ghost (J.Zucker) and The Godfather Part III (F. Coppola). In 2004, for the film Cold Mountain (A. Minghella), he received a ninth Academy Nomination. for Film Editing, as well as British Academy nominations for Film Editing and Sound Mixing.
Murch also directed and co-wrote - with Gill Dennis - the film Return to Oz, released in 1985.
Among Murch’s other credits are: picture editing for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (P. Kaufman), Romeo is Bleeding (P. Medak), The Talented Mr. Ripley (A. Minghella), K-19: The Widowmaker (K. Bigelow), Jarhead (Sam Mendes), Youth Without Youth (F.F. Coppola) and Tetro (F. F. Coppola).
Most recently, he has directed an episode of Clone Wars for Lucasfilm Animation, and is currently editing Hemingway & Gellhorn for Phil Kaufman.