Henry Selick tapped for CAS Filmmaker nod

'Coraline' director will receive award at Feb. 27 ceremony

Henry Selick will receive the CAS Filmmaker Award at the 46th CAS Awards, set for Feb. 27 at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles.

A specialist in stop-motion animation, Selick directed this year's animated hit "Coraline" as well as "Monkeybone," "James and the Giant Peach" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

"The Cinema Audio Society is delighted to be honoring one of the vanguards of stop-motion animation as this year's Filmmaker recipient, and once again we are thrilled we have synergy between our Career Achievement recipient (rerecording mixer/sound designer) Randy Thom and our filmmaker honoree through their collaboration on 'Coraline,' " CAS president Edward Moskowitz said.

Selick is the fifth recipient of the Filmmaker Award; he follows Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon and Paul Mazursky.