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Cinema Audio Society Announces 2020 Awards

The Cinema Audio Society presented its awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2020 on Apr. 17.

Cinema Audio SocietyLos Angeles, CA (April 19, 2021)—The Cinema Audio Society presented its awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2020 on Apr. 17.

The outstanding sound mixing categories were presented by CAS mixers from various sound locations: William Files CAS from Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City; Jeffrey J. Haboush CAS from Smart Post, Santa Monica; Chris Navarro CAS from Formosa Hollywood; Marlowe Taylor CAS from the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond; Gary A. Rizzo CAS from Skywalker Sound; and Tommy Vicari CAS from Capitol Studios, Hollywood. Additional presenters included Bob Bronow CAS, Willie D. Burton CAS, Sherry Klein CAS and Brett Voss CAS.

The professional contributions of production sound mixer William B. Kaplan CAS were recognized as he received the CAS Career Achievement Award. Presenter Amanda Beggs CAS was joined with congratulatory messages from directors John Landis, Robert Zemeckis and sound tech Thomas Giordano.

George Clooney received the CAS Filmmaker Award in virtual presentations that included remarks by Randy Thom CAS, Grant Heslov and Richard Kind.

Cinema Audio Society Announces Award Nominations

Brandyn Johnson, a student at the University of Southern California, was awarded the CAS Student Recognition Award and presented with a check for $5,000. The other four finalists received $1,000 each. These gifts were made possible by the support of iZotope and Lectrosonics, sponsors of the Student Recognition Award. Additionally, the students received gift bags with a variety of production and post production products to help launch their careers in sound thanks to the support of these generous companies: Audionamix, Avid, Denecke, Halter Technical, iZotope, K-Tek, Krotos, Lectrosonics, McDSP, Sound Devices, Sound Dogs and Todd AO.

The CAS Outstanding Product Award for Production was presented to Sound Devices for their CL-16 linear fader control surface for 8-Series. Outstanding Product for Post Production was awarded to iZotope, Inc. for their RX 8 software.

The winners of the 57th CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2020 are as follows:


Motion Pictures – Live Action

Sound of Metal

Production Mixer – Phillip Bladh CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Nicolas Becker

Re-Recording Mixer – Jaime Baksht

Re-Recording Mixer – Michelle Couttolenc

ADR Mixer – Carlos Cortez Navarrette

Foley Mixer – Kari Vähäkuopus


Motion Pictures – Animated


Original Dialogue Mixer – Vincent Caro CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Ren Klyce

Re-Recording Mixer – David Parker

Scoring Mixer – Atticus Ross

Scoring Mixer – David Boucher CAS

ADR Mixer – Bobby Johanson CAS

Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis


Motion Pictures – Documentary

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Re-Recording Mixer – Gary A. Rizzo CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Jeff King


Non-Theatrical Motion Picture or Limited Series

The Queen’s Gambit: Ep. 4 “Middle Game”

Production Mixer – Roland Winke

Re-Recording Mixer – Eric Hoehn CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Eric Hirsch

Re-Recording Mixer – Leo Marcil

Scoring Mixer – Lawrence Manchester


Television Series – 1 Hour

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: S3, Ep. 8 “A Jewish Girl Walks Into 17 the Apollo…”

Production Mixer – Mathew Price CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Ron Bochar CAS

Scoring Mixer – Stewart Lerman

ADR Mixer – David Boulton

Foley Mixer – George A. Lara CAS


Television Series – 1/2 Hour

The Mandalorian: Ep. 102 “Chapter 2: The Child”

Production Mixer – Shawn Holden CAS

Re-Recording Mixer – Bonnie Wild

Re-Recording Mixer – Stephen Urata

Scoring Mixer – Christopher Fogel CAS

ADR Mixer – Matthew Wood

Foley Mixer – Blake Collins CAS


Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials


Production Mixer – Justin Rathbun

Re-Recording Mixer – Tony Volante

Re-Recording Mixer – Rob Fernandez

Re-Recording Mixer – Tim Latham


Outstanding Product Production

Sound Devices, LLC CL-16 Linear Fader Control Surface for 8-Series


Outstanding Product Post Production

iZotope, Inc. RX 8


Student Recognition Award

Brandyn Johnson

University of Southern California


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