'Hurt Locker' makes noise at CAS Awards

'Grey Gardens,' 'Mad Men' also honored at gala

Summit's "The Hurt Locker" made more awards season noise at the Cinema Audio Society's 46th annual CAS Awards, where it took the prize for outstanding sound mixing in a motion picture.

The award's recipients were production mixer Ray Beckett and re-recording mixer Paul N.J. Ottosson.

At the event, which took place Saturday at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, HBO's "Grey Gardens" added one more laurel to its crowded trophy shelf as it claimed the prize for television movies/mini-series, with production mixer Henry Embry and re-recording mixer Rick Ash taking the bows.

The episode of AMC's "Mad Men" titled "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency," took the award in the TV series category, with the trophy going to production mixer Peter Bently and re-recording mixers Ken Teaney and Todd Orr.

In the TV, variety or music category, the winner was re-recording mixer Bob Bronow for the "Stay Focused or Die" episode of Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."

For DVD original programming, the prize went to "Into the Blue: The Reef" and production mixer John M. Reynolds and re-recording mixers Terry O'Bright and Keith A. Rogers.

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The organization, comprised of sound mixers and their associates, honored "Coraline" director Henry Selick with its CAS Filmmaker Award. Dakota Fanning and sound mixer Agamemnon Andrianos presented the award to the stop-motion animator.

Robert Zemeckis and Walter Murch presented the CAS Career Achievement Award to Randy Thom, director of sound design for Skywalker Sound. A 14-time Oscar-nominee, Thom earned Oscars for best sound for 1983's "The Right Stuff" and for best sound editing for 2004's "The Incredibles."

Manfred N. Klemme, founder of the K-Tek family of products, was recognized with the CAS President's Award.

In its technical categories, CAS bestowed awards on Lectrosonics Octopack: Portable Multicoupler for SR Series Receivers in the production category, and Avid ProTools 8 in the postproduction category.