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Latest 2015 Awards Roundup: "Birdman" Triumphs with Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Editing Awards!

With one week before the Academy Awards, "Birdman" continues its triumphant march towards Oscar glory. Just this past weekend, the Alejandro González Iñárritu contender won the top awards at the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) awards, the 62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel, and the 51st Cinema Audio Society. The film also took home the Best Contemporary Hair Styling award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild.

Will this transfer to Oscar glory?

Here's the complete list of winners from the Asc, Golden Reel, Cinema Audio Society, and Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists Guild awards.

29th American Society of Cinematographers Winners

Feature Film: "Birdman"

Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC

Television Episodic: "Boardwalk Empire: Golden Days for Boys and Girls"

Jonathan Freeman, Asc

Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot: "Manhattan" pilot

John Lindley, Asc

Spotlight Award: "Concrete Night" ("Betoniyo")

Peter Flinckenberg, Fsc

62nd Sound Editors' Golden Reel Winners

Feature Animation: .Big
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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Nab Top Honors

Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Nab Top Honors
With only a week to go until the Oscars, the sound mixers of “Birdman” and “Big Hero 6″ were feeling the love on Valentine’s Day as they scored motion picture mixing honors at the 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards.

Birdman” won for sound mixing in a live-action film while Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ picked up the award for mixing in an animated pic.

The event, held Saturday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, also awarded prizes to “Sherlock: His Last Vow” in the TV movies and mini-series category as well as “Game of Thrones: The Children” for hourlong skein and half-hour winner “Modern Family: Australia.” “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles” won nonfiction television kudos.

Following an introduction by host Doug McIntyre, who made jabs at Brian Williams and Amy Pascal as well as the lengthy nature of the ceremony,
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Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Nab Top Honors

Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Nab Top Honors
With only a week to go until the Oscars, the sound mixers of “Birdman” and “Big Hero 6″ were feeling the love on Valentine’s Day as they scored motion picture mixing honors at the 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards.

Birdman” won for sound mixing in a live-action film while Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ picked up the award for mixing in an animated pic.

The event, held Saturday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, also awarded prizes to “Sherlock: His Last Vow” in the TV movies and mini-series category as well as “Game of Thrones: The Children” for hourlong skein and half-hour winner “Modern Family: Australia.” “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles” won nonfiction television kudos.

Following an introduction by host Doug McIntyre, who made jabs at Brian Williams and Amy Pascal as well as the lengthy nature of the ceremony,
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2015 Oscar Race Update: Cinema Audio Society and Make-Up Artists Hand Out Awards

Well, if you depend on the guilds and societies to help you predict your Oscar ballots the Cinema Audio Society (Cas) and Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild handed out their awards last night adding a little fuel to the fire. I think most people have American Sniper taking the Sound Mixing award at the Oscars, but if you want to go the way of the Cas you'll be putting Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on that top line. Sound mixers Thomas Varga, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Gustavo Borner, Jason Oliver and John Sanacore took home the Cas Award for best live action sound editing while the animated award went to the team behind Big Hero 6 -- Gabriel Guy, David Fluhr, Alan Meyerson and Mary Jo Lang. Meanwhile, over with the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild it was a big night for the teams behind
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'Birdman' wins sound mixing award from Cinema Audio Society

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'Birdman' wins sound mixing award from Cinema Audio Society
Capping off a busy night for awards in the run-up to the 87th annual Oscars, the Cinema Audio Society (Cas) awarded the sound mixing team of "Birdman" top honors Saturday night. "Sherlock," "Game of Thrones" and "Modern Family" won in the TV categories. Clint Eastwood's war film "American Sniper" is considered the favorite to win the comparable Best Sound Mixing Oscar, though "Birdman" was nominated by the Academy's sound branch as well and, indeed, could be formidable if it is the industry favorite the guild awards have suggested it is so far. "Whiplash," also Oscar-nominated, won the BAFTA prize. "Interstellar" and "Unbroken" are also up for the Academy Award, each of them nominated by Cas as well. Six of the last eight Cas winners have won the sound mixing Oscar. Check out the full list of Cas winners below, nominees here and the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit.
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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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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2013: Ellen DeGeneres, The View & More

The nominations are in! Ellen DeGeneres, The View and General Hospital lead the pack in the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.

Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer

Rhonda Friedman, Edward J. Scott, SupervisingProducers

Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer

Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer

Cynthia J. Popp, Colleen Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, Producers

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Ken Corday, Executive Producer

Lisa de Cazotte, Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producers

Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers

Albert Alarr, Producer

General Hospital , ABC

Frank Valentini, Executive Producer

Mary-Kelly Weir,
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Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominations! "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Django Unchained" Snubbed!

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2012. "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit" were nominated but "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Django Unchained" were ignored. What? They weren't noisy enough?

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012.

"The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" made the cut in the motion picture - live action category (though "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Django Unchained" were snubbed).

Winners of the 49th Annual Cas Awards will be announced on February 16 at La's Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Sound Mixer Chris Newman will be honored with the Cas Career Achievement Award while director Jonathan Demme will be presented with the Cas Filmmaker Award.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award giving bodies,
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Cinema Audio Society Reveals Nominees

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The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories. “These nominations reflect the best work in Sound Mixing for motion pictures and television as determined by the voting members of the Cinema Audio Society and I congratulate each of the nominees,” said Cas President David E. Fluhr. “I am especially delighted to be announcing, for the first time in our history, the nominees for Foley and Adr Mixing in some of our categories, as well as, the nominees in our newest category of Motion Picture – Animated.” “For the fourth year our electronic voting via Votenet Solutions went smoothly and was a secure and uncomplicated procedure for our members. Since making the switch to online voting our participation has increased while our carbon footprint has decreased.” 2 The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on
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Cinema Audio Society Unveils Sound Mixing Noms

The Cinema Audio Society has announced its nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories. The awards will be presented February 16 at La’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Cas Career Achievement Award will be presented to Sound Mixer Chris Newman and director Jonathan Demme will receive the Cas Filmmaker Award. The complete list of nominees follows: Motion Pictures – Live Action: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Production Mixer – Tony Johnson, Cas Re-recording Mixer – Christopher Boyes Re-recording Mixer – Michael Hedges, Cas Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick, Cas Les Misérables Production Mixer – Simon Hayes Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson Re-recording Mixer – Mark Paterson Scoring Mixer – Jonathan Allen Adr Mixer –Robert Edwards Lincoln Production Mixer – Ronald Judkins, Cas Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rydstrom, Cas Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy Adr Mixer – Bob Johanson Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella Skyfall Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson Re-recording Mixer – Scott Millan,
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