‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Revenant’ lead the 2016 CAS Awards film nominees

'The Hateful Eight,' 'Bridge of Spies' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' also make the cut
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

The Cinema Audio Society announced their 2016 CAS Awards nominees this morning and it looks like the major players in Oscar’s sound categories are falling into place.

The nominees for Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action went to “Bridge of Spies,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant ” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”  The CAS doesn’t give out a specific Sound Editing honor, but in comparison to the BAFTA Awards’ singular Best Sound category announced last week the only film not in the mix was “The Martian” (“The Hateful Eight” didn’t make the cut in that case).  Other potential Academy Award contenders in look for when the nominations are announced on Thursday in both the Best Sound Mixing and Sound Editing categories inclue “Sicario,” “Inside Out” and “SPECTRE.”  Many still expect “Mad Max,” “The Revenant,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Star Wars” to be the key players in both races.

In the Motion Picture – Animated category expected Oscar nominee “Anomalisa” wasn’t part of the, um, mix as traditional fare such as “Inside Out,” “The Good Dionsaur,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Minions” and “The Peanuts Movie” rounded out the field.

You can get details on all of this year’s CAS Awards nominees, including the television categories, below.

The CAS Awards will be handed out on Feb. 20, 2016 in Los Angeles.


Bridge of Spies
Production Mixer — Drew Kunin
Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Gary Roger Rydstrom, CAS
Scoring Mixer — Thomas Vicari, CAS
ADR Mixer — Bobby Johanson, CAS
Foley Mixer – Chris Manning

The Hateful Eight
Production Mixer – Mark Ulano, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Minkler, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Chris Minkler
Scoring Mixer – Fabio Venturi
Foley Mixer – Nerses Gezalyan

Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Mixer — Ben Osmo
Re-recording Mixer — Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer — Gregg Rudloff
ADR Mixer – Thomas J. O’Connell
Foley Mixer — Ryan Squires

The Revenant
Production Mixer — Chris Duesterdiek
Re-recording Mixer — Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Frank Montaño
Re-recording Mixer — Randy Thom, CAS
Scoring Mixer — Conrad Hensel
ADR Mixer – Michael Miller, CAS
Foley Mixer — Geordy Sincavage

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson
Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Chris Scarabosio
Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
ADR Mixer — Charleen Steeves
Foley Mixer – Chris Manning


The Good Dinosaur
Original Dialogue Mixer – Vince Caro
Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick
Scoring Mixer — Brad Haehnel
Foley Mixer — Kyle Rochlin

Hotel Transylvania 2
Original Dialogue Mixer – Howard London, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson
Scoring Mixer — Brad Haehnel
Foley Mixer — Randy Singer, CAS

Inside Out
Original Dialogue Mixer — Doc Kane
Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick
Scoring Mixer — Joel Iwataki
Foley Mixer — Mary Jo Lang, CAS

Original Dialogue Mixer — Carlos Sotolongo
Re-recording Mixer — Gary A. Rizzo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Chris Scarabosio
Scoring Mixer — Shawn Murphy
Foley Mixer – Corey Tyler

The Peanuts Movie
Original Dialogue Mixer — Bill Higley
Re-recording Mixer — Lora Hirschberg
Re-recording Mixer — Randy Thom, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Leff Lefferts
Scoring Mixer — Casey Stone, CAS
Foley Mixer — Jason Butler


American Crime:  Episode 1
Production Mixer — Ben Lowry
Re-recording Mixer — Rick Norman
Re-recording Mixer — Ryan Davis

American Horror Story: Hotel “Room Service”
Production Mixer – Brendan Beebe, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Vicki Lemar

American Horror Story: Hotel #501 “Checking In”
Production Mixer — Brendan Beebe, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Doug Andham, CAS
ADR Mixer — Judah Getz
Foley Mixer — John Guentner

Fargo: Season 2 Episode 5
Production Mixer — Michael Playfair, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Kirk Lynds
Re-recording Mixer — Martin Lee

True Detective:  Episode 4 “Down will Come”
Production Mixer — Geoffrey Patterson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Steve Pederson
Re-recording Mixer — Daniel J. Leahy
ADR Mixer — Ron Bedrosian
Foley Mixer — Shawn Kenelly


Better Call Saul: Ep. 110 Marco
Production Mixer – Phillip W. Palmer, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Larry B. Benjamin, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Kevin Valentine
ADR Mixer — Matt Hovland
Foley Mixer — David Michael Torres

Game of Thrones: Hardhome
Production Mixer — Ronan Hill, CAS
Production Mixer — Richard Dyer, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Mathew Waters, CAS
Foley Mixer — Brett Voss, CAS

Homeland: 502 The Tradition of Hospitality
Production Mixer – Ed Cantú
Re-recording Mixer — Nello Torri, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Alan M. Decker, CAS
ADR Mixer – Paul Drenning, CAS
Foley Mixer — Shawn Kennelly

House of Cards:  Chapter 27
Production Mixer — Lorenzo Millan
Re-recording Mixer — Nathan Nance
Re-recording Mixer — Scott Lewis
Foley Mixer — Corey Tyler

The Walking Dead: First Time Again
Production Mixer — Michael P. Clark, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Gary D. Rogers, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Daniel J. Hiland, CAS
ADR Mixer – Eric Gotthelf


Modern Family: Connection Lost
Production Mixer — Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Brian R. Harman, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — David Michael Torres

Nurse Jackie: 708 Managed Care
Production Mixer — Jan McLaughlin, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Peter Waggoner

Parks and Recreation: One Last Ride: Part 1
Production Mixer — George A. Flores, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — John W. Cook II, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Bill Freesh, CAS

Silicon Valley: Server Space (Episode 13)
Production Mixer – Benjamin A. Patrick, CAS
Re-recording Mixer — Elmo Ponsdomenech
Re-recording Mixer – Todd Beckett

Veep:  Mommy Meyer
Production Mixer — Bill MacPherson
Re-recording Mixer — Richard Davey


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Madagascar
Re-Recording Mixer — Benny Mouthon, CAS
Deadliest Catch: Lunatic Fringe
Re-Recording Mixer — Bob Bronow, CAS

Keith Richards:  Under the Influence
Re-Recording Mixer – Scott R. Lewis
Production Mixer – Eddie O’Connor
Production Mixer – Michael Emery
Production Mixer – Dennis Hamlin

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Re-Recording Mixer — Steve Pederson
Re-Recording Mixer — Cameron Frankley

Live from Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Re-Recording Mixer – Ken Hahn, CAS
Production Mixer/House Sound — Paul Bevan



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