Sunday, February 19, 2017

53rd Annual CAS Award Winners

Yesterday night the Society had their award ceremony and perhaps the biggest surprise is the film that won the Animated category!

No surprise which film got the top award as was the favorite to win this and yes, the Oscar; which most likely will happen when we consider that in six of the last ten years, the winner of CAS Live Action feature competition went to win the Oscar.

Jon Faveau was presented the Filmmaker Award, John Prichett received the Career Achievement Award and Wenrui Fan from Chapman University was presented with a Student Recognition Award.

To check winners in TV categories go official site here. Winners are in *BLUE.

A few moments ago the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) announced the nominees for the current edition of the awards that honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Technical Achievement in production and post-production.

We are blessed this year with a rich portfolio of Cinema Audio art applied. As the creative contributions of sound mixing to modern filmmaking becomes more obvious to the world at large, these productions truly represent the talents of our community,” said Mark Ulano, CAS President. “We are proud to congratulate all our well deserving nominees for their stellar work. We also have the good news of announcing for the first time nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture Documentary.”

Yes, for the first time group will honor Sound Mixing in Documentary.  Perhaps the most surprising is the nomination for Sully, a film that has escaped honors in the current award season.
The following are the nominations for the Motion Picture categories.

Live Action
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
*La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

*Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Secret Life of Pets

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
O. J.: Made in America
*The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

To check nominations for television and technical achievement awards go official site here.  Awards ceremony will be on February 18 in the Bunker Hill Ballroom of the OMNI Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.  During the ceremony the highest honor of the CAS, the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Mixer John Pritchett and Jon Favreau will receive the CAS Filmmaker Award.

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