Over the next two months, sound for film and television professionals will be nominating and voting for the winners in Best Sound at the Oscars, the MPSE Golden Reel Awards and the CAS Awards, across many categories. Here are a few bits of news available as we went to print. Please check in at mixonline.com and in these pages for updates, including the MPSE Career Achievement Award, CAS Filmmaker Award and all the nominations.
On February 4, Mix and its parent company, Future, will host the debut of Mix Presents Sound for Film & TV: Awards Season, a virtual event honoring the year’s best creative talent in film sound. The sponsored, free virtual event will take place on February 4, in advance of nominations and voting for the Oscars, MPSE Golden Reel Awards and Cinema Audio Society CAS Awards.
“We’ve always featured awards season coverage as a companion to the annual Mix sound for film and television event held each September at Sony Pictures Studios,” says Tom Kenny, editor of Mix. “This year, we’re adapting to the current climate, and while the global pandemic has affected media distribution, schedules and attendance, it has not affected the quality of the sound work, and that work deserves to be recognized.”
Mix Presents Sound for Film & TV: Awards Season will include a series of film and composer profiles, featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the leading supervising sound editors, sound designers, re-recording mixers, composers, production sound mixers, editors, technologists and creative talent vying for this year’s Best Sound awards.
The nomination processes for the 2021 Awards Season, which for the first time officially allows films that debuted on streaming services, begins in February with voting taking place in March.
MIX PRESENTS SOUND FOR FILM & TV: AWARDS SEASON
On February 4, beginning at 10 a.m., PST, Mix will begin streaming a series of 10- and 20-minute video profiles of films, composers and technologies, produced by Coleman Films and moderated by veteran journalists Jennifer Walden and Lily Moayeri. As of mid-January, the lineup includes the following. Please check in at mixonline.com for updates.
THE SOUND OF MANK (NETFLIX)
Ren Klyce, Supervising Sound
Editor & Re-recording Mixer
Supervising Sound Editor
THE SOUND OF SOUND OF METAL (AMAZON STUDIOS)
Nicolas Becker, Sound Supervisor,
Sound Editor, Sound Designer
Phillip Bladh, Sound Mixer
Jaime Baksht, Re-Recording Mixer
Michelle Couttolenc, Re-Recording Mixer
Carlos Cortés, Re-Recording Mixer
Carolina Santana, Sound/Music Editor
THE SOUND OF THE MIDNIGHT SKY (NETFLIX)
(On the Rocks,
Deluxe (One Dub, remote recording technology)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Mix would like to thank Sponsors Netflix, Apple TV+, Amazon Studios, and Deluxe. Not surprisingly for a year dominated by stay-at-home orders, the major streaming services have emerged as primary distributors for premium content, for every film and television studio. And when Awards Season begins, this will no doubt be reflected in the nominations.