The 51st CAS Awards were held on February 14, 2015, in the famed Crystal Ballroom of the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel and hosted by radio personality Doug McIntyre. Celebrity presenters for the evening were: Carolyn Hennesy (Revenge, Jessie, True Blood, Cougar Town, General Hospital), Maddalena Ischiale (Unbroken), singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk (Armageddon, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Providence soundtracks) and Henry G. Sanders (Selma, Bull Durham, Play It to the Bone, Rocky Balboa, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman).
Formed in 1964, the Cinema Audio Society is a philanthropic, non-profit organization that shares information with sound professionals in the motion picture and television industry.
The Cinema Audio Society honored Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with the CAS Career Achievement Award. A three-time Academy Award winner for The Right Stuff, Speed, and Apollo 13, Macmillan was feted by previous CAS Career Achievement Honoree Scott Millan, CAS, along with Steve Bowerman, CAS, and David Krischner.
The Oscar nominated director of Boyhood, Richard Linklater, received the CAS Filmmaker Award in a presentation that included remarks by Christopher Nolan, John Pritchett, CAS, and Tricia Linklater.
The CAS Student Recognition Award went to Danny Maurer, a student at University of Colorado, Denver. Maurer received a check for $2,500.
The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture—Live Action was presented by Oscar nominated documentarian Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) and Sound Mixer Mike Minkler, CAS, to the sound mixing team of Thomas Varga; Jon Taylor, CAS; Frank A. Montaño; Gustavo Borner; Jason Oliver; and John Sanacore, CAS, from Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Photo: Ana Gibert.
The Cinema Audio Society thanks the 2015 CAS Awards Sponsors: Platinum Level—DreamWorks Animation, NBC Universal Operations Group, Paramount Pictures, Technicolor and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Gold Level—Dolby and Fox Searchlight; and Silver Level—Avid, iZotope, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Trew Audio was the exclusive host of the CAS Awards After Party.
The complete winners list is as follows:
Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing
Motion Picture—Live Action
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Production Mixer: Thomas Varga
Re-Recording Mixer: Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Frank A. Montaño
Scoring Mixer: Gustavo Borner
ADR Mixer: Jason Oliver
Foley Mixer: John Sanacore, CAS
Big Hero 6
Original Dialog Mixer: Gabriel Guy, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Gabriel Guy, CAS
Scoring Mixer: Alan Meyerson, CAS
Foley Mixer: Mary Jo Lang, CAS
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Production Mixer: John Mooney
Re-Recording Mixer: Howard Bargroff
Scoring Mixer: Nick Wollage
ADR Mixer: Peter Gleaves
Foley Mixer: William Everett
Television Series—1 Hour
Game of Thrones: The Children
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
Modern Family: Australia
Production Mixer: Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer: Brian Harman, CAS
TelevisionNon-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways—Los Angeles
Re-Recording Mixer: Eddie Kim
Re-Recording Mixer: Jeff Fuller
CAS Technical Achievement Awards
Sound Devices Model 970 Dante and MADI audio recorder
iZotope RX 4 Advanced
Visit the Cinema Audio Society at cinemaaudiosociety.org.