Cinema Audio Society Nominees Include Controversial 'Interstellar' Sound Mix

Also nominated in the feature competition are the sound mixers on titles including 'American Sniper' and 'Unbroken'

The sound mix on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar -- which received some complaints when the film  opened -- is one of the five live action features that received nominations for the 51st annual CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing, which will be presented Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Rounding out the category are the sound mixing teams behind American Sniper, Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy and Unbroken. In the animated feature category, CAS named the sound mixers behind Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie and Penguins of Madagascar.

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In the past 11 years, six of the winners of the live action feature competition when on to win the Oscar in sound mixing, including a year ago for Gravity.

This year's TV nominees include Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and True Detective.

Also during the ceremony, production sound mixer David Macmillan will receive the CAS Career Achievement Award.

The complete list of nominees, including those for technical categories, follows:

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION

American Sniper
Production Mixer -- Walt Martin, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer -- John Reitz
Scoring Mixer -- Robert Fernandez
ADR Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell
Foley Mixer -- James Ashwell
 
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Production Mixer -- Thomas Varga
Re-recording Mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Frank A. Montaño
Scoring Mixer -- Gustavo Borner
ADR Mixer -- Jason Oliver
Foley Mixer – John Sanacore, CAS
 
Guardians of the Galaxy
Production Mixer -- Simon Hayes, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Lora Hirschberg
Re-recording Mixer -- Christopher Boyes
Scoring Mixer -- Gustavo Borner
ADR Mixer -- Doc Kane
Foley Mixer -- Chris Manning
 
Interstellar 
Production Mixer -- Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gary A. Rizzo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gregg Landaker
Scoring Mixer -- Alan Meyerson, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS

Unbroken 
Production Mixer -- David Lee
Re-recording Mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS 
Re-recording Mixer -- Frank A. Montaño
Scoring Mixer -- Jonathan Allen
ADR Mixer -- Paul Drenning, CAS
Foley Mixer -- John Guentner

MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED

Big Hero 6 
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Scoring Mixer -- Alan Meyerson, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS
 
The Boxtrolls 
Original Dialogue Mixer – Carlos Sotolongo
Re-recording Mixer -- Tom Myers
Re-recording Mixer -- Ren Klyce
Re-recording Mixer -- Nathan Nance
Scoring Mixer -- Nick Wollage
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS
 
How to Train Your Dragon 2 
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Tighe Sheldon
Re-recording Mixer -- Randy Thom, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Shawn Murphy
Re-recording Mixer -- Brandon Proctor
Scoring Mixer -- Shawn Murphy
Foley Mixer -- Corey Tyler
 
The Lego Movie 
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer -- Michael Semanick, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer -- Wayne Pashley
Scoring Mixer -- Brad Haehnel
Foley Mixer -- John Simpson
 
Penguins of Madagascar 
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Tighe Sheldon
Re-recording Mixer -- Paul N.J. Ottosson, CAS
Scoring Mixer -- Dennis Sands, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Randy K. Singer, CAS

TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES

American Horror Story: Monsters Among Us
Production Mixer -- Bruce Litecky, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Doug Andham, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Evan Daum
Foley Mixer -- Kyle Billingsley
 
Fargo: Part 2 - The Rooster Prince
Production Mixer -- Michael Playfair, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- David Raines, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Server
ADR Mixer -- Andrew Morgado
 
Houdini: Part 1
Production Mixer -- Tamas Csaba, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Ken Burton, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Chris Navarro, CAS
 
The Normal Heart
Production Mixer -- Drew Kunin
Re-recording Mixer -- Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Doug Andham, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Beauxregard Neylon
Foley Mixer -- Scott Curtis
 
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Production Mixer -- John Mooney
Re-recording Mixer -- Howard Bargroff
Scoring Mixer -- Nick Wollage
ADR Mixer – Peter Gleaves
Foley Mixer -- William Everett

TELEVISION SERIES - 1 HOUR

Boardwalk Empire: Friendless Child
Production Mixer -- Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Tom Fleischman, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Mark DeSimone, CAS
Foley Mixer -- George Lara, CAS
 
Game of Thrones: The Children
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: Redux
Production Mixer -- Diethard Keck
Re-recording Mixer -- Nello Torri, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Alan M. Decker, CAS
ADR Mixer -- Stephen Webster
Foley Mixer -- Shawn Kennelly
 
True Detective: Who Goes There
Production Mixer -- Geoffrey Patterson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Martin Czembor
 
The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary
Production Mixer -- Michael P. Clark, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gary D. Rogers, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Daniel J. Hiland, CAS

TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR

Family Guy:  The Simpsons Guy 
Production Mixer -- Patrick Clark
Re-recording Mixer -- James Fitzpatrick, CAS 
Re-recording Mixer -- Arman Steiner

Modern Family: Australia
Production Mixer -- Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Brian Harman, CAS

Nurse Jackie: The Lady With the Lamp
Production Mixer -- Jan McLaughlin, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Peter Waggoner

Parks and Recreation: Moving Up
Production Mixer -- Steven Michael Morantz, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- John W. Cook II, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Robert Carr, CAS

Veep:  Detroit
Production Mixer -- William Macpherson
 
TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey - Standing Up in the Milky Way
Re-recording Mixer -- Mark Hensley
Re-recording Mixer -- Joel D. Catalan
ADR Mixer -- Paul Aranoff
Foley Mixer -- David Torres
 
Deadliest Catch – Lost at Sea
Re-Recording Mixer -- Bob Bronow, CAS
 
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles
Re-Recording Mixer – Eddie Kim
Sound Mixer – Jeff Fuller

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Re-Recording Mixer -- Brian Riordan, CAS
Re-Recording Mixer -- Jamie Ledner
Music Mixer -- Jay Vicari
Music Mixer -- Bob Clearmountain
 
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Part 3- The Fire of Life
Re-Recording Mixer -- Dominick Tavella, CAS
Pre-production Mixer – Lou Verrico

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-PRODUCTION
 

Cinela - Pianissimo Microphone Suspension and Windscreen
K-Tek - Stingray bag 
RF Venue - Optix Remote Antenna Distribution
Sound Devices - Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970
Zaxcom - Wide Band Digital Recording Wireless System
QRX200, TRXLA2.5 and RX-12


TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - POST PRODUCTION

Avid - S6 Control Surface
Exponential Audio - Phoenixverb Surround
iZotope - RX4-Advanced
Maggot Software - Spanner v2.1
Source Elements - Source-Connect Pro v3.8

 

 

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