10:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Anna Behlmer to Receive Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award
Ten-time Oscar nominated rerecording mixer Anna Behlmer will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award at the 54th CAS Awards, to be held Feb. 24 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.
In 1996, Behlmer became the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the sound mixing category for Braveheart. She went on to earn additional nominations for Evita, L.A. Confidential, The Thin Red Line, Moulin Rouge!, Seabiscuit, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, Blood Diamond and Star Trek. Additionally, Behlmer has received three BAFTAS (from six BAFTA nominations), 12 CAS Award nominations and five Satellite Award nominations.
“Anna is a world-renowned rerecording mixer with a huge portfolio of iconic credits,” said CAS president Mark Ulano. “Her longtime collaborations with filmmakers and her work on over 150 projects is a testament to her excellence and creativity. “She is a beloved figure, and I take great pleasure in announcing the CAS’ recognition of Anna and her terrific body of work.”
Behlmer is also a longtime member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and has served several terms on the sound branch executive committee.
In 2012, she joined the Technicolor facility at Paramount, where she currently works — about 50 feet from the place where she had her first call on Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days.