Joe Wright to Get Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award

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"Joe knows how to get the best out of every instrument in the filmmaking orchestra," said CAS president Mark Ulano.

Director Joe Wright will be honored with the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 54th Annual CAS Awards on Feb. 24, the organization said Thursday. 

“I am delighted to announce Joe Wright as the CAS Filmmaker Honoree for our 54th CAS Awards,” CAS president Mark Ulano said in a statement. “With the director as conductor, Joe knows how to get the best out of every instrument in the filmmaking orchestra, which makes him an excellent choice for Filmmaker.”   

Ulano also cited Wright's latest film, Darkest Hour, as an example of "Joe's passion for all the crafts involved in filmmaking."

Wright is the 13th filmmaker to receive CAS' Filmmaker Award. Previous winners include Jon Favreau, Jay Roach, Richard Linklater and Edward Zwick. In 2012, Wright was nominated in the CAS Awards' Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture category for his film Hanna (the award ultimately went to Les Miserables).

The CAS, founded in 1964, aims to educate the public on sound professionals in the film and television industries, share information within the community and promote sound work in entertainment.

Last month, Wright also earned the Hollywood Director Award at the Hollywood Film Awards, a ceremony which also saw his Darkest Hour star, Gary Oldman, receive a career achievement award.

The CAS Awards are set to take place Feb. 24 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown L.A.