51st CAS Awards Winners

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Richard Linklater (left), CAS Filmmaker Award winner, and Christopher Nolan. Photo: Ana Gibert.

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.

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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

Motion Picture—Animated

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

Television Series—Half-Hour

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.