9:27am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Christopher Nolan to Present Richard Linklater With Award at Sound Mixers Ceremony
Christopher Nolan will present the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award to the Oscar-nominated director of Boyhood, Richard Linklater, at the 51st annual CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing, Saturday at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel.
Also participating in the presentation to Linklater will be production sound mixer John Pritchett and Tricia Linklater, the director's sister, as well as director of sound operations at Technicolor on the Paramount Lot.
Nolan’s own sound team for Interstellar is nominated for the CAS Award for sound mixing in a live action theatrical feature. Interstellar is nominated in that category alongside American Sniper, Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy and Unbroken.
A fierce believer that "sound is as important as picture," Nolan talked with THR about Interstellar's much-discussed mix last fall.
“We are thrilled to have Christopher Nolan as part of the CAS Awards,” said CAS president David Fluhr. “The CAS has nominated Chris Nolan films three times for outstanding sound mixing: The Dark Night, Inception and his current film Interstellar, which has also been nominated for five Academy Awards.”
Oscar nominee Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) will join Mike Minkler to present the award in the live action feature category.
Presenting the CAS Career Achievement Award to David Macmillan are past Career Achievement honoree Scott Millan and sound mixers Steve Bowerman and David Krischner.
Also scheduled to hand out awards during the evening are actors Maddalena Ischiale, Henry G. Sanders and Carolyn Hennesy; singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk; and CAS sound mixers Bob Bronow, Peter Devlin, Thomas Curley, Tomlinson Holman, Sherry Klein, Edward L. Moskowitz, Walter Murch, Gary Rizzo and Jeff Wexler.