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‘The Revenant’ Sounds Best to Cinema Audio Society

CAS Awards also honor ”Fargo,“ ”Game of Thrones“ and ”Modern Family“


“The Revenant” has won the top feature-film award from the Cinema Audio Society at a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The film was competing in a category with “Bridge of Spies,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” All of the CAS nominees except for “Hateful Eight” are also competing for the sound-mixing Academy Award, with “The Martian” taking that final slot at the Oscars.

The Cinema Audio Society has been giving out awards since 1993. In the last 22 years, its winner has gone on to win the Oscar for sound mixing 12 times. Last year’s Oscar winner, “Whiplash,” wasn’t even nominated by the CAS.

“Inside Out” won the award for animated feature, while television awards went to “Fargo,” “Modern Family” and “Game of Thrones.”

The CAS Career Achievement Award was given to ADR mixer Doc Kane, while the CAS Filmmaker Award went to director Jay Roach.

The ceremony took place in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Elayne Boosler hosted, while presenters included Bryan Cranston, Garry Marshall, Ed Asner and Walton Goggins.

The winners:

Motion Picture, Live Action: “The Revenant”
Motion Picture, Animated: “Inside Out”

Television Movie or Mini-Series
: “Fargo,” Season 2 Episode 5
Television Series, 1 Hour: “Game of Thrones”: “Hardhome”
Television Series, Half Hour: “Modern Family”: “Connection Lost”
Television Non-Fiction, Variety, Music Series or Specials: “Live at Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman‘s Music From the Films of Tim Burton

Technical Achievement Award Nominations
: Sound Devices SL-6
Post-Production: Izotope RX5

Student Recognition Award: Matt Yocum, Savannah College of Art and Design

CAS Career Achievement Award: Doc Kane
CAS Filmmaker Award: Jay Roach