‘True Grit’ Wins Cinema Audio Society’s Top Film Award

“Temple Grandin,” “Boadwalk Empire” and “Deadliest Catch” win television honors

Last Updated: February 20, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

“True Grit” won the Cinema Audio Society’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture, it was announced Saturday night at the 47th Annual CAS Awards Dinner.

Honors went to the sound mixing team Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS and Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS, Craig Berkey, CAS and Greg Orloff, CAS.  

It was the third CAS win for Kurland who previously won for “No Country for Old Men and Walk the Line,” and the second for Lievsay, Berkey and Orloff who won previously for “No Country for Old Men.”

CAS winners go on to win the Oscar for Sound Mixing about half the time, though the correlation has happened less that in the last decade. The last three winners have also been named Best Picture at the Oscars, but before that streak only four out of 14 CAS winners turned the trick.

Jeffrey S. Wexler, son of Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, was honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award.

Director Taylor Hackford was presented with the CAS Filmmaker Award by sound mixer Scott Millan and "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper, who flew in from London just in time for the ceremony and said that Hackford, who is currently president of the Directors Guild, had introduced him to the DGA a decade ago.

The winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture: "True Grit" and the sound mixing team of Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland and Re-recording mixers Skip Livesay, Craig Berkey and Greg Orloff.

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Movie or Mini-Series: “Temple Grandin” and the Sound Mixing Team of Production Mixer Ethan Andrus and Re-recording Mixer Rick Ash.  

Outstanding Achievement in  Sound Mixing for Television Series:“Boardwalk Empire” (“A Return to Normalcy – Episode 12”) and the Sound Mixing Team of Production Sound Mixer Franklin D. Stettner and Re-recording Mixer Tom Fleischman.  

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials:“Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day” and Re-recording Mixer Bob Bronow.  

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for DVD Original Programming: “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” and the Sound Mixing Team of Production Mixer Michael Williamson and Eric Lalicata.

CAS Technical Achievement Awards:

Production: Schoeps CMIT2U Shotgun Microphone

Post-Production: iZotope RX 2

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