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Cas Awards 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ Wins Top Sound Mixing Honor

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Cas Awards 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ Wins Top Sound Mixing Honor
After losing the Mpse Award for sound editing, “Dunkirk” grabbed sound mixing honors Saturday night at the 54th Cas Awards at the Omni. Pixar’s “Coco” and National Geographic’s “Jane” took the animation and documentary prizes.

With the Oscars a week away, will Christopher Nolan’s audio tour-de-force win both sound editing and sound mixing? Or will it split with “Blade Runner 2049” or “Baby Driver”?

Meanwhile, the Sound Mixing team of “Black Mirror: USS Callister” took top honors for Television Movie or Mini-Series. Television-One Hour honors went to “Game of Thrones”: “Beyond the Wall,” while “Silicon Valley”: “”Mix Pre- 10T Recorder”-Con’” won the award for Television Series-Half Hour. “Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge” won for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials.

Darkest Hour” director Joe Wright earned the Cas Filmmaker Award, sound engineer Anna Behlmer (“Moulin Rouge!”) was honored with Cas Career Achievement Award,
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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing
Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller “Dunkirk” walked away with top honors for sound mixing from the 54th annual Cinema Audio Society Saturday night, hosted by “The Daily Show” correspondent Michael Kosta.

The film, which received eight Oscar nominations including best sound editing and best sound mixing, previously received the British Academy’s sound prize and an award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization.

“The greatest recognition you could get is recognition from your peers,” “Dunkirk” production mixer Mark Weingarten said during his acceptance speech, with the crew also giving a shout out to composer Hans Zimmer.

Filling out the film fields, Pixar’s “Coco” won for animated feature while Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall portrait “Jane” won in the documentary category. This year’s other Oscar nominees for both sound editing and sound mixing are “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

When the winners
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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing
Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller “Dunkirk” walked away with top honors for sound mixing from the 54th annual Cinema Audio Society Saturday night, hosted by “The Daily Show” correspondent Michael Kosta.

The film, which received eight Oscar nominations including best sound editing and best sound mixing, previously received the British Academy’s sound prize and an award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization.

“The greatest recognition you could get is recognition from your peers,” “Dunkirk” production mixer Mark Weingarten said during his acceptance speech, with the crew also giving a shout out to composer Hans Zimmer.

Filling out the film fields, Pixar’s “Coco” won for animated feature while Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall portrait “Jane” won in the documentary category. This year’s other Oscar nominees for both sound editing and sound mixing are “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

When the winners
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Lee Unkrich on His ‘Coco’ Collaborators and Similarities to Live-Action Jobs

Lee Unkrich on His ‘Coco’ Collaborators and Similarities to Live-Action Jobs
Lee Unkrich, director of Pixar’s “Coco,” says, “There are a lot of misconceptions about what goes into making an animated film.” Unkrich talks about several of his below-the-line collaborators and how their work has key similarities — and differences — to the job of their live-action counterparts.

Harley Jessup (Production designer)

“The film looks gorgeous, and a huge part of that is Harley. In animation, we don’t have the luxury of finding locations that have a patina and history; it has to be created from scratch. Harley went on many trips to Mexico, took hundreds of thousands of photos and was able to create all that texture, all the layers of history. It was his responsibility to guide various teams, overseeing everything that went into the on-screen images, to bring that specific culture to a world inspired by real places we’d seen in Mexico. He put in as much work as any production designer on a live-action
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up Cas Sound Mixing Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in sound mixing for 2017.

In the live action feature film category, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” kept a perfect streak alive with its 10th guild or industry group citation. The film was joined by “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman.”

Animated nominees were “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Fedinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”

In documentary, three music-focused films — “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two” and “Long Strange Trip” — were nominated along with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “Jane.”

On the television side, “Big Little Lies,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and “Twin Peaks” were nominated for TV movie or miniseries, while series nominees included “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ballers” and “Veep.”

Last year’s Cinema Audio Society winners included “La La Land,” “Finding Dory,” “The
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up CAS Sound Mixing Nominations

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up CAS Sound Mixing Nominations
The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in sound mixing for 2017.

In the live action feature film category, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” kept a perfect streak alive with its 10th guild or industry group citation. The film was joined by “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman.”

Animated nominees were “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Fedinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”

In documentary, three music-focused films — “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two” and “Long Strange Trip” — were nominated along with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “Jane.”

On the television side, “Big Little Lies,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and “Twin Peaks” were nominated for TV movie or miniseries, while series nominees included “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ballers” and “Veep.”

Last year’s Cinema Audio Society winners included “La La Land,” “Finding Dory,” “The
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Oscar Sound Contenders: How ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ and ‘Allied’ Created War and Terror

Oscar Sound Contenders: How ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ and ‘Allied’ Created War and Terror
Several of this year’s sound contenders explored battles and other action in a retro fashion very different from the usual superhero mayhem. They include the World War II arenas of “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Allied,” as well as the grittier “Star Wars” battles in “Rogue One”; the terrorist bombing of “Patriots Day”; the miracle on the Hudson in “Sully”; and the unique Indian presence of “The Jungle Book.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

To comply with director Gareth Edwards’ desire for a grittier “Star Wars” movie, sound editors Matthew Wood and Christopher Scarabosio created a new kind of soundscape. “We tried to make it more war-like than a classic ‘Star Wars’ battle,” Scarabosio told IndieWire. “Obviously there are lasers but we were going for impacts that were more realistic, more like you would hear when a bullet hits a tree or some kind of container, and of sand kicking up.
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Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘13 Hours’ Mix It Up in Sound Categories

Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘13 Hours’ Mix It Up in Sound Categories
This year’s contenders for the sound editing and sound mixing Oscars run the gamut from war epics to lo-fi musicals to sci-fi escapades. And it’s hard to begin anywhere else other than a galaxy far, far away….

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” feels primed to follow in the footsteps of the five previous films in the “Star Wars” franchise that scored sound notices, including last year’s “The Force Awakens.” It’s the most battle-heavy film of the series in some ways, basically a war film. And war films tend to fare well in the sound categories. The “Rogue One” crew, including mixers David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, along with effects editors Scarabosio and Matthew Wood, have 15 Oscar nominations between them.

Speaking of war films, Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” features an entire back half that puts the audience smack dab in the middle of a war zone,
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The Hollywood Film Awards Officially Launch The Awards Season with a Star-Studded Evening

“The 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” Presented by Virginia Black brought together Hollywood’s elite to honor and preview the year’s most talked about and highly anticipated actors, actresses, films and those who help bring them to life. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, was hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. Its honorees over the past 20 years have included the world’s biggest stars and more than 110 have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.] This year’s award show honored the following: “Hollywood Career Achievement Award” Eddie Murphy, presented by Jeffrey Katzenberg “Hollywood Actor Award” Tom Hanks for Sully, presented by Clint Eastwood “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, presented by Andie MacDowell “Hollywood Actress Award” Natalie Portman for Jackie,
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Presenters include Casey Affleck, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Garfield, Kate Hudson, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Kendrick, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lenny Kravitz, Leslie Mann, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Susan Sarandon and Vince Vaughn

dick clark productions announced today the parade of stars slated to attend and present this year’s honors at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards® Presented by Virginia Black.” Presenters include Casey Affleck, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Garfield, Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Kendrick, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lenny Kravitz, Leslie Mann, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Susan Sarandon and Vince Vaughn. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as previews highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year. Additional artists are also honored in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling.
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“The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia” and Craft Artists to be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia” and Craft Artists to be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards®. “Zootopia” to receive the “Hollywood Animation Award,” while “The Jungle Book” receives the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award” Additional Honorees Announced in the Categories of Cinematography, Film Composer, Editing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair Styling, Production Design and Sound dick clark productions announced today that Disney’s acclaimed film “Zootopia” is set to receive the “Hollywood Animation Award,” while “The Jungle Book” will receive the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award” at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors and former recipients over the past 20 years
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,
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Watch: 12-Minute Behind The Scenes Look At The Detailed Sound Design For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

As the controversy continues to swell around what should have been an easy victory lap (in case you missed it, Joss Whedon quit Twitter — he explains why), Soundworks Collection has released a new video on the creation of the sound design of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So sit back, turn the volume up, and listen to what Academy Award winner and industry vet Christopher Boyes had to say about working on Whedon’s film. Read More: Watch: Extensive 45-Minute Look At The Sound Design of Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Running nearly 12-minutes long, this extensive featurette covers everything from the decision to build on top of the pre-existing sounds created in other Marvel movies, to the long process of finding Ultron’s voice. It’s a great watch for a fan and just as informative for those curious in cinematic sound design. Watch “The Sounds of the Avengers: Age of Ultron” below,
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"American Sniper" Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees! See Full List of Nominations!

The Cinema Audio Society (Cas) announces the nominees for the 51st Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2014 in six categories and the Cas Technical Achievement Award Nominations. Cas President David Fluhr congratulates each of "the nominees on a job well-mixed.. Clever!

The rest of the press release revealed that:

Final balloting for both the Outstanding Sound Mixing and the Cas Technical Achievement Awards will open online Wednesday January 21st and end Friday, February 6th.

The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 14th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During the awards the highest honor of the Cas . the Cas Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, Cas. Doug McIntyre, host of Kabc Talk Radio.s McIntyre in the Morning, will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies

Here's the complete list of nominees
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees
American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work
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‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees
Interstellar,” “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” have been selected as the nominees for best sound mixing for a live-action film by the Cinema Audio Society.

The sound mix for “Interstellar” had generated complaints that loud music overwhelms dialogue in scenes, but the filmmakers asserted that was their intention.

Winners will be unveiled on Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Nominees for best mixing for an animated film include “Big Hero 6,””The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Lego Movie” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.”

The group also announced nominations Tuesday in four television and two technical categories.

The Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan. Doug McIntyre will be returning as host.

The entire nominations list:

Motion Picture – Live Action

American Sniper

Production Mixer — Walt Martin, Cas

Re-recording Mixer — Gregg Rudloff

Re-recording Mixer — John Reitz

Scoring Mixer — Robert Fernandez

Adr Mixer — Thomas J.
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Cinema Audio Society Thinks ‘Interstellar’ Sounds Just Fine

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Cinema Audio Society Thinks ‘Interstellar’ Sounds Just Fine
Complaints about the sound mix on Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” clearly didn’t have much influence on the members of the Cinema Audio Society, who on Tuesday made the film one of the five nominees for the best feature-film sound mix of 2014.

Interstellar” joined “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” in receiving nominations for the 2014 Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, which will be presented on Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Also read: OscarWrap: Christopher Nolan and ‘Interstellar’ Dream Team Talk Sound, Edit, Design

Missing from the roster of nominees were the action movies “Transformers: Age of Extinction,
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Hell's bells, 'Interstellar' got a Cinema Audio Society sound mixing nomination

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Nominations have been announced for the 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, and as ever with this group lately, there are a few surprises. For instance, "Unbroken" made the cut despite being mostly ignored by the guilds and industry groups so far, and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" showed up as well. The biggest jaw-dropper might just be that after months of being the poster child for sound complaints, somehow, some way, "Interstellar" ended up in the mix (no pun intended). There are always one or two that drop out, however. Last year, for example, another Marvel movie — "Iron Man 3" — was chalked up here. But it fell out in favor of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with the Academy. I find myself wondering if "The Battle of the Five Armies" could make the cut this year as it's even more of an action/sound film than the last.
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If I had an Oscar ballot...

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If I had an Oscar ballot...
We're winding down the year-in-review game here at HitFix as 2014 draws to a close. For whatever reason I took a year off of the ballot/superlatives posts, but I'm back with those personal assessments of the best of the year, beginning today with my top picks across the Academy's 24 categories. Check back in tomorrow for a list of winners from this lot, as well as others in a slew of peripheral categories. And of course, feel free to let us know what your Oscar ballot would look like in the comments section below. (Oh, and naturally it goes without saying this post is living in a parallel reality where I'm not confined to a specific branch for nominations and reign supreme over all categories with selections for each.) We'll find out if the Academy agrees with any of this when the 87th annual Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 15. *** Best
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