CAS Award Winners Announced

The sound teams behind La La Land and Finding Dory were among the recipients of this year’s Cinema Audio Society Awards, presented in Los Angeles on February 18, 2017.
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Los Angeles, CA (February 21, 2017)—The sound teams behind La La Land and Finding Dory were among the recipients of this year’s Cinema Audio Society Awards, presented in Los Angeles on February 18, 2017.

The CAS Awards were held in the Bunker Hill Ballroom of the OMNI Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza with an after party hosted by the awards title sponsor Dolby Laboratories and emceed by comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler.

The 53rd CAS Awards also celebrated the professional contributions of production sound mixer John Pritchett by honoring him with the CAS Career Achievement Award. Pritchett’s award was presented by re-recording mixer Scott Millan, CAS and Jack Black. A special video tribute from Tom Hanks was included in the presentation.

Emmy Award-nominated actor, writer, director and producer Jon Favreau received the CAS Filmmaker Award in a presentation that included remarks by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winner Seth MacFarlane, CAS president Mark Ulano and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winning composer John Debney. Video-taped congratulations from Stan Lee and Ed Asner rounded out the tribute.

This year’s CAS Awards winners were as follows:

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION
La La Land
Production Mixer – Steven Morrow, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Ai-Ling Lee
Scoring Mixer – Nicholai Baxter
ADR Mixer – David Betancourt
Foley Mixer – James Ashwill

MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED
Finding Dory
Original Dialogue Mixer – Doc Kane, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Nathan Nance
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Thomas Vicari, CAS
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

MOTION PICTURE—DOCUMENTARY
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble
Production Mixer – Dimitri Tisseyre
Production Mixer – Dennis Hamlin
Re-recording Mixer – Peter Horner

TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Production Mixer – John Bauman
Re-recording Mixer – Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Doug Andham, CAS
ADR Mixer – Judah Getz
Foley Mixer – John Guentner

TELEVISION SERIES - 1 HOUR
Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards
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

TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR
Modern Family: The Storm
Production Mixer – Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Brian R. Harman, CAS

TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS
Grease Live!
Production Mixer – J. Mark King
Music Mixer – Biff Dawes
Playback and SFX Mixer – Eric Johnston
Protools Playback Music Mixer – Pablo Munguía

OUTSTANDING PRODUCT - PRODUCTION
CEDAR DNS2 Dynamic Noise Suppression Unit
Manufacturer: Cedar Audio

OUTSTANDING PRODUCT - POST
SA-2 Dialog Processor
Manufacturer: McDSP

STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD
Wenrui “Sam” Fan
Chapman University – Orange, CA

Cinema Audio Society
cinemaaudiosociety.org