‘Dunkirk’ Wins Top Sound Mixing Prize at CAS Awards

Other CAS Awards winners include “Game of Thrones,” “Black Mirror,” “Veep,” “Coco” and “Jane”

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“Dunkirk” has been honored for the best sound mixing in a live-action film by the Cinema Audio Society, which presented its 2018 CAS Awards at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

It won in a category in which four of the five nominees – “Dunkirk,” “Baby Driver,” “The Shape of Water” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – are also Oscar nominees for sound mixing. CAS Awards voters also nominated “Wonder Woman,” while the Oscars’ sound branch went for “Blade Runner 2049” as its fifth nominee.

On Feb. 18, the other group that honors sound in film, the Motion Picture Sound Editors, gave “Blade Runner” its top award at the Golden Reel Awards.

In the first 24 years the CAS handed out awards, its winner has gone on to receive the Oscar for sound mixing exactly half the time. Only once, with “Whiplash,” has the Oscar gone to a film not even nominated at the CAS Awards.

Two films that have won the majority of guild honors in their fields won again at the CAS Awards: Lee Unkrich’s animated feature “Coco” and Brett Morgen’s documentary “Jane.”

Television awards went to “Black Mirror,” “Silicon Valley,” “Game of Thrones” and “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge.”

Also at the ceremony, “Darkest Hour” director Joe Wright received the CAS Filmmaker Award, Anna Behlmer received the Career Achievement Award and Tomlinson Holman received the Edward J. Greene Award.

The CAS Awards winners:

Motion Picture – Live Action: “Dunkirk”
Motion Picture – Animated: “Coco”
Motion Picture – Documentary: “Jane”

Television Movie or Mini-Series: “Black Mirror”: “USS Callister”
Television Series – 1 Hour: “Game of Thrones”: “Beyond the Wall”
Television Series – 1/2 Hour: “Silicon Valley”: Episode 9, “Hooli-Con”
Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Special: “Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge”

Outstanding Product – Production: Sound Devices: Mix Pre- 10T Recorder
Outstanding Product – Post Production: iZotope, Inc.: RX 6 Advanced

Student Recognition Award: Xiang Li, Chapman University

CAS Filmmaker Award: Joe Wright
Career Achievement Award: Anna Behlmer
Edward J. Greene Award: Tomlinson Holman