“Bohemian Rhapsody” has been honored for its sound editing by the Cinema Audio Society, which gave the crowd-pleasing rock biopic its top feature-film prize at the 2019 CAS Awards on Saturday.
Other film awards went to the animated film “Isle of Dogs” and the documentary “Free Solo.”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Mozart in the Jungle,” “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won in the television categories.
The winner of the CAS Award for live-action motion picture goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing about half the time. This year, four of the five nominees were the same: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther,” “First Man” and “A Star Is Born” were nominated by both groups, with the Academy choosing “Roma” for its fifth nominee and the CAS going with “A Quiet Place.”
The awards took place in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Also at the ceremony, sound mixer Lee Orloff received the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award, and Steven Spielberg was given the CAS Filmmaker Award.
The Cinema Audio Society Award winners:
Motion Picture – Live Action: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Motion Picture – Animated: “Isle of Dogs”
Motion Picture – Documentary: “Free Solo”
Television Series – 1 Hour: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy”
Television Series – 1/2 Hour: “Mozart in the Jungle”: “Domo Arigato”
Television Movie or Limited Series: “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” (Part 1) “The Man Who Would Be Vogue”
Television Non-Fiction,Variety or Music Series or Special: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (Bhutan)
CAS Student Recognition Award: Anna Wozniewicz, Chapman University
Outstanding Product – Production: Dan Dugan Sound Design: Dugan Automixing in Sound Devices 633 Compact Mixer
Outstanding Product- Post-Production: iZotope, Inc.: RX 7