- Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016
The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Chris Duesterdiek, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank Montaño. Randy Thom, CAS, Conrad Hensel, Michael Miller, CAS and Geordy Sincavage for “The Revenant”.
Top honors for Motion Picture - Animation went to “Inside Out” and the sound mixing team of Doc Kane, Tom Johnson, Michael Semanick, Joel Iwataki and Mary Jo Lang, CAS.
Held in the famed Crystal Ballroom of the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel and hosted by comedian Elayne Boosler, the 52nd CAS Awards also celebrated the professional contributions of ADR Mixer Doc Kane by honoring him with the CAS Career Achievement Award. Kane was feted by Garry Marshall and David Fluhr, CAS. Video tributes for Kane, who has over 350 film credits, included special video tributes from both Disney Animation and Pixar, as well as actor Brad Garrett (Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Everybody Loves Raymond).
Among other highlights, Emmy Award winning Director/Producer/Screenwriter Jay Roach (Trumbo, Austin Powers, Game Change, Recount), received the CAS Filmmaker Award in a presentation that included remarks by Oscar® nominee Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad), and John Ross, CAS . Roach joins an impressive list of previous CAS Filmmakers Honorees including: Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme, Edward Zwick and Richard Linklater.
The Sound Mixing team of “Fargo: Season 2, Episode 5” took top honors for Television Movie or Mini-Series. Television-One Hour honors went to “Game of Thrones: Hardhome”, while “Modern Family: Connection Lost” won the award for Television Series-Half Hour. “Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” won for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials.
Matt Yocum a student at Savannah College of Art and Design was awarded the CAS Student Recognition Award and presented with a check for $2500.
The CAS Technical Achievement Awards were presented to Sound Devices SL-6 and iZotope RX5-Advanced for Post-Production.
Celebrity presenters for the evening were: celebrated actor and former Screen Actors Guild President, Ed Asner (Up, Lou Grant, Mary Tyler Moore Show), Emmy-nominated actor Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Justified, The Shield), actress/writer Mo Collins (Parks & Recreation, MadTV), actor Charley Koontz (CSI: Cyber, Community), actress Dana Gourrier (The Hateful Eight, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and actor/comedian/voice over artist Carlos Alazraqui (Inside Out, The Fairly Odd Parents, Reno 911!)
The Cinema Audio Society thanks the 52nd CAS Awards Sponsors:
Title Sponsor and After Party Host – Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Platinum Level - NBC Universal Operations, Netflix, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Gold Level – Blue Sky, New Regency Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Silver Level – Formosa Group, Fox Studios Production Services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities and WME Entertainment.
The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.
Complete Winners List
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING (Complete Winners List)
MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION
Production Mixer -- Chris Duesterdiek
Re-recording Mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Frank Montaño
Re-recording Mixer -- Randy Thom, CAS
Scoring Mixer -- Conrad Hensel
ADR Mixer – Michael Miller, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Geordy Sincavage
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Doc Kane
Re-recording Mixer -- Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer -- Michael Semanick
Scoring Mixer -- Joel Iwataki
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS
TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
Fargo: Season 2 Episode 5
Production Mixer -- Michael Playfair, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Kirk Lynds
Re-recording Mixer -- Martin Lee
TELEVISION SERIES - 1 HOUR
Game of Thrones: Hardhome
Production Mixer -- Ronan Hill, CAS
Production Mixer -- Richard Dyer, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Mathew Waters, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Brett Voss, CAS
TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR
Modern Family: Connection Lost
Production Mixer -- Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Brian R. Harman, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- David Michael Torres
TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS
Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Re-Recording Mixer – Ken Hahn, CAS
Production Mixer/House Sound -- Paul Bevan
CAS TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sound Devices – SL-6
iZotope – RX5-Advanced
CAS STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD
Matt Yocum, Savannah College of Art & Design