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The Cinema Audio Society is set to present its 57th annual CAS Awards for sound mixing during a virtual ceremony on April 17. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s awards:
The nominees for the top award for a live action motion picture are the sound mixing teams from Apple’s Greyhound, Netflix’s Mank, Universal’s News of the World, Amazon’s Sound of Metal and Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Aardman/Netflix’s Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Pixar’s Onward and Soul and Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age and Trolls World Tour will compete for the feature animation award.
Double nominees include supervising sound editor, designer and rerecording mixer Ren Klyce, for Mank and Soul; and rerecording mixer Vincent Caro, for Onward and Soul.
Father and son Michael Minkler and Christian Minkler are nominated for Greyhound.
In the television categories, Disney+’s The Mandalorian received two nominations, for episodes “The Child” and “The Jedi.”
A complete list of nominees can be found here.
Oscar Cheat Sheet:
Greyhound, Mank, Soul, Sound of Metal and News of the World are nominated for the Oscar in sound, a category created this year to combine the sound editing and sound mixing awards. All five Oscars nominees are also nominated for CAS Awards in the live action motion picture category, with the exception of Soul, which is CAS-nominated in the animated feature category. On Saturday, Sound of Metal won the BAFTA in sound.
George Clooney is scheduled to accept the CAS Filmmaker Award, and production sound mixer William B. Kaplan (Top Gun) will be honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award. Additionally, a Student Recognition Award winner will be named during the ceremony.
Briana Venskus, Diane Warren, Brandon Victor Dixon, Adam Rifkin, Robert Zemeckis, Michael O’Neill, Richard Kind, Greer Grammer, Michael Fishman, Thomas Dekker, Rodrigo Santoro, Nathalie Emmanuel, Randy Thom and Grant Heslov.
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Sterling K. Brown