9:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
George Clooney to be Honored by Sound Mixers
George Clooney will receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award during its 57th CAS Awards for sound mixing, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony on April 17.
“The CAS could not be more excited to honor Mr. George Clooney with our Filmmaker Award,” said CAS president Karol Urban. “George embodies a strength of character that not only shows in the integrity and preeminence of his works but in the way he regards and is regarded by his creative teams and collaborators. In such a time of uncertainty, his hardworking, innovative, and generous demeanor and body of exceptional films and television projects makes him an especially exemplary filmmaker for 2020.”
Clooney is recognized for his global humanitarian efforts as well as for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. His accolades as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, four SAG Awards, one BAFTA award, an Emmy, and an American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. When Clooney received his eighth Academy Award nomination, he earned the distinction of having been nominated in more categories than anyone else in Oscar history.
Most recently, he directed and starred in The Midnight Sky, which he produced with Grant Heslov through their Smokehouse Pictures. It was released by Netflix.
Next up, Clooney will direct and produce The Tender Bar based on the J.R Moehringer’s memoir of the same name alongside Heslov for Amazon Studios.
Clooney is a strong First Amendment advocate with a deep commitment to humanitarian causes. In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick, went to drought-stricken Darfur, Africa, to film the documentary Journey to Darfur. Clooney’s work on behalf of Darfur relief led to his addressing the United Nations Security Council.
Among the honors received as a result of his efforts in Darfur was the 2007 Peace Summit Award, given at the eighth World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Clooney with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award during the 2010 Primetime Emmys. Later that year, Clooney received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for his dedication to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Haiti.