Cinema Audio Society to Honor Andy Nelson With Career Achievement Award

Andy Nelson Headshot - P 2013
Holger Hoetzel

Andy Nelson Headshot - P 2013

The Cinema Audio Society is honoring veteran re-recording mixer Andy Nelson with the Career Achievement award, the organization announced Wednesday.

The award will be presented at the 50th annual CAS Awards on Feb. 22, 2014, held at Los Angeles' Millennium-Biltmore Hotel's Crystal Ballroom.

"I am thrilled to announce Andy Nelson as this year's Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement honoree. Andy is a longtime colleague, and I have had the pleasure of watching Andy skyrocket to the top of our craft over these last few years," said David E. Fluhr, Cinema Audio Society president. "Andy's easygoing demeanor, natural mixing and storytelling talents, along with his ability to guide large productions with ease and confidence, have led the CAS board of directors to bestow this honor. We are looking forward to an exciting evening on February 22, 2014, as the CAS celebrates our 50th year."

Nelson has received 18 nominations for the CAS Award for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for a feature film and won twice, for Les Miserables in 2013 and Saving Private Ryan in 1999. He was also nominated for 18 Oscars, winning two Academy Awards for the same two films. Nelson has also received 14 BAFTA nominations, winning five awards.

His career spans more than 140 films, including Lincoln, War Horse, Super 8, Avatar, the Star Trek reboot, War of the Worlds, The Last Samurai, Seabiscuit, Catch Me If You Can, The Insider, The Thin Red Line, The X-Files, Evita and Schindler's List.

Previous recipients of the award include Ray Dolby, Robert Altman, Jack Solomon, John Bonner, Bill Varney, Don Rogers, Walter Murch, Jim Webb, Richard Portman, Tomlinson Holman, Mike Minkler, Ed Greene, Dennis Sands, Dennis L. Maitland, Randy Thom, Jeffrey S. Wexler, Scott Millan and Chris Newman.