Cinema Audio Society Nominates ‘Avatar,’ ‘Hurt Locker,’ ‘District 9’

“Star Trek” and “Transformers” also receive feature-film nods for sound mixing

Last Updated: January 20, 2010 @ 8:49 PM

The Academy is sometimes criticized for always opting to give its sound awards to big, loud movies, but the Cinema Audio Society did the same thing when it announced the nominees for its annual awards for sound mixing on Wednesday night.

The nominees for the motion picture award at the 46th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing are "Avatar," "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," "Star Trek" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."  

The February 27 ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles will also salute director Henry Selick, and give its top honor, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to Randy Thom, the director of sound design at Skywalker Sound. 

The list of nominees in feature film, television, DVD and technical categories:

AvatarMotion Pictures:

Avatar
Re-recording Mixers: Chris Boyes
Gary Summers
Andy Nelson
Production Mixer: Tony Johnson, CAS

District 9
Re-recording Mixers: Michael Hedges
Gilbert Lake
Production Mixer: Ken Saville

The Hurt Locker
Re-recording Mixers: Paul N.J. Ottosson
Production Mixer: Ray Beckett

**Star Trek
Re-recording Mixers: Andy Nelson
Anna Behlmer
Production Mixer: Peter J. Devlin, CAS

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Re-recording Mixers: Greg P. Russell, CAS
Gary Summers
Production Mixer: Geoffrey Patterson, CAS

Television Movies and Mini-Series:

Broken-House MD
Re-recording Mixer: Richard Weingart, CAS
Gerry Lentz, CAS
Production Mixer: Von Varga

**Endgame
Re-recording Mixers: Mark Paterson
Jamie Roden
Production Mixer: Chris Ashworth

Grey Gardens
Re-recording Mixer: Rick Ash
Production Mixer: Henry Enbry

Into the Storm
Re-recording Mixers: Brendan Nicholson
Production Mixer: Martin Trevis, CAS

Taking Chance
Re-recording Mixers: Rick Ash
Production Mixer: TJ O’Mara

Television Series:

24 – 10PM to 11PM
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: William F. Gocke, CAS

Battlestar Gallactica – Daybreak, Part 2
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Desperate Housewives – Boom Crunch
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Agamemnon Andriannos, CAS

Glee – Wheels
Re-recording Mixers: Joseph H. Earle Jr., CAS
Doug Andham
Production Mixer: Phillip W. Palmer, CAS

Mad Men – Guy Walks Into and Advertising Agency
Re-recording Mixers: Ken Teaney, CAS
Todd Orr
Production Mixer: Peter Bently

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials:

Deadliest Catch – “Stay Focused or Die”
Re-recording Mixer: Bob Bronow, CAS

The National Parks Ep #1 “The Scripture of Nature”
Re-recording Mixer: Dominick Tavella, CAS
ADR Mixer: Lou Verrico

**Nova – “Extreme Ice”
Re-recording Mixer: Paul James Zahnley, CAS
Production Mixer: David Ruddick
Jeff Orlowski
Chris Strollo, CAS

The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming
Re-recording Mixer: Ken Hahn, CAS
Music Mixer: Jay Saks
Production Mixer: Jorge Silva

Woodstock: Now and Then
Re-recording Mixer: Ken Hahn, CAS
Production Mixers: Jonathan Chiles
William Tzouris
Ryan Carroll

DVD Original Programming:

Battlestar Galactica’s The Plan
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Caprica
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side
Re-recording Mixer: James Fitzpatrick, CAS
Production Mixer: Patrick Clark

**Into the Blue: The Reef
Re-recording Mixers: Terry O’Bright, CAS
Keith A.Rogers, CAS
Production Mixer: Joel Catalan

**Monsters vs. Aliens – “Bob’s Big Break”
Re-recording Mixers: Gary D. Rogers, CAS
Daniel J. Hiland, CAS
Production Mixer:

** denotes individual nominee names not finalized at time of release

The Nominees for the Cinema Audio Society Technical Awards
for 2009 are:

PRODUCTION

Audio Technica
BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Lectrosonics
Octopack: Portable Multicoupler for SR Series Receivers

Professional Sound Corp
Solice Audio Mixer

Zaxcom
TRX992 Digital Recording Wireless Boom Transceiver

Zaxcom
ZaxNet 2.4GHz RF network of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio and metadata

POST PRODUCTION:

Audio Ease
SpeakerPhone 2: Speaker emulator

Euphonix
Artist Series MC Control: Studio control-mixer interface

Izotope
RX Standalone application designed for audio restoration

DigiDesign
Pro Tools 8

Sound Devices
Wave Agent File Librarian