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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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‘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

  • The Wrap
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

  • Hitfix
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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Awards Season Continues With Visual Effects, Sound Mixing And Makeup Nominations

Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.

First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing,
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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 50th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013. Winners will be revealed on February 22nd in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Cas Career Achievement Award will be given to Re-recording Mixer Andy Nelson.

Here are the nominations for the 50th Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

Captain Phillips

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer .- Michael Prestwood Smith

Re-recording Mixer -- Chris Burdon

Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Taylor

Scoring Mixer -- Al Clay

Adr Mixer -- Howard London, Cas

Foley Mixer -- Glen Gathard

Gravity

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Skip Lievsay, Cas

Re-recording Mixer -- Niv Adiri

Re-recording Mixer -- Christopher Benstead

Scoring Mixer -- Gareth Cousins

Adr Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell

Foley Mixer . Adam Mendez

Inside Llewyn Davis

Production Mixer -- Peter F. Kurland,
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Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends — but the differences are doozies.

The Cas noms for live action motion picture include “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Lone Survivor,” but for their final nominee, the org tapped a pic that isn’t getting a lot of awards love this season: “Iron Man 3.” Marvel’s pic made it over such other tentpoles as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and such awards darlings as “American Hustle.”

The Cas recognizes outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards highlight sound editing.

The Cas noms for animated feature, a category added last year, went to “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University,” and then, once again, to a less ballyhooed title: “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

The TV races will give “Behind the Candelabra,” yet another chance at a statuette, in the movie & minis category,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag

Cinema Audio Society Noms Zig Where Others Zag
The Cinema Audio Society noms mostly follow the broad award season trends — but the differences are doozies.

The Cas noms for live action motion picture include “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Lone Survivor,” but for their final nominee, the org tapped a pic that isn’t getting a lot of awards love this season: “Iron Man 3.” Marvel’s pic made it over such other tentpoles as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and such awards darlings as “American Hustle.”

The Cas recognizes outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards highlight sound editing.

The Cas noms for animated feature, a category added last year, went to “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University,” and then, once again, to a less ballyhooed title: “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

The TV races will give “Behind the Candelabra,” yet another chance at a statuette, in the movie & minis category,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Emmys 2013: 'Behind The Candelabra,' Bob Newhart score at Creative Arts Awards

A week before the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards rock the entertainment industry, nearly 80 awards were scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre. Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Et.

HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" unsurprisingly took home a number of awards, while Bob Newhart won his first career Emmy for guest-starring on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory."

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2013: Carrie Preston, as Elsbeth Tascioni on "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2013: Dan Bucatinsky, as James Novack on "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013: Melissa Leo, as Laurie on "Louie"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013: Bob Newhart, as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton
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The Sound of ‘Drive’

It’s impossible not to be impressed by the folks at the SoundWorks Collection. Time and time again, they find great projects to feature and highlight one of the most atmospherically impactful elements of modern film: sound. In a time when we’re talking Oscar for a unique film without sound (The Artist), it’s also important to continue to celebrate the incredible work that goes into engulfing us with audible stimuli. In this particular instance, they feature Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender’s work on the throbbing world of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. Combined with the incredible Clint Martinez (which Allison featured as part of Aural Fixation a few weeks back). Through this behind the scenes featurette, you get a look at what it took to move back and forth between the moments driven by score and the moments driven without score, a perfectly balanced effort. Watch the featurette for yourself below: Drive sound credits:
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