‘True Grit’ wins CAS

Posted by · 11:07 pm · February 19th, 2011

The second industry organization of the night has announced, and as a tip of the hat to the SoundWorks Collection (which reported the news via Twitter), I figured I’d offer up their custom profile of the film. I knew there was some complaining about the “Inception” mix in the sound community, but I don’t know […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 53 — BAFTA fallout, foreign language and animated short races, Banksy in L.A.

Posted by · 8:00 am · February 18th, 2011

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Predict the weekend in societies

Posted by · 6:00 pm · February 17th, 2011

Anne and I will be briefly previewing the American Cinema Editors and Cinema Audio Society awards in tomorrow’s Oscar Talk, and maybe a little Motion Picture Sound Editors thrown in to boot.  All three will be announcing winners this weekend, while members of the Costume Designers Guild will put a bow on the guild season […]

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CAS springs for ‘Hurt Locker’

Posted by · 10:18 pm · February 27th, 2010

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Henry Selick to be honored by CAS

Posted by · 3:02 pm · November 9th, 2009

Two months ago Randy Thom was announced as this year’s Cinema Audio Society Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  Now comes word that Henry Selick will receive the guild’s Filmmaker Award.  Recent recipients have included Paul Mazursky, Bill Condon and Gil Cates. The press release, in part: Multi-faceted stop-motion filmmaker Henry Selick will receive the CAS Filmmaker […]

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Randy Thom to be feted by CAS

Posted by · 5:38 pm · September 8th, 2009

The press release, in part: Rerecording Mixer/Sound Designer, Randy Thom will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 46th CAS Awards on February 27th, 2010 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. “The Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award honors the best […]

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‘Slumdog’ tonight, too?

Posted by · 11:27 am · February 15th, 2009

In addition to the ADG award “Slumdog Millionaire” took yesterday, the Cinema Audio Society also bestowed it with their award in something of a surprise (I’d say).  I usually go to that ceremony, but with it being Valentine’s Day, other duties beckoned. I will, however, be at tonight’s ACE Eddies ceremony, so look for a […]

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OFF THE CARPET: From the horse’s mouth

Posted by · 7:47 am · January 12th, 2009

The last two weeks have been a leaf blower to the debris an awards season can accumulate.  Individuals with some real say in the ultimate Oscar picture have finally gone on the record, painting a rather clear picture of the industry’s favorite films of 2008. But before diving into the realities of the various guild […]

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Cinema Audio Society nominees

Posted by · 7:31 pm · January 7th, 2009

The five contenders for the 2009 Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards are: “The Dark Knight” “Iron Man” “Quantum of Solace” “Slumdog Millionaire” “WALL-E” So this is the second “Defiance” snub that has surprised me so far, following Eduardo Serra coming up short with the lensers earlier today. “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man” and especially “WALL-E” […]

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Cinema Audio Society to vet Dennis Maitland, Paul Mazursky

Posted by · 5:53 am · October 17th, 2008

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced plans to honor esteemed but wrongfully Oscar-snubbed sound mixer Dennis Maitland and Oscar-nominated writer and director Paul Mazursky at this year’s CAS Awards, set to be held on February 14.  Here is the press release, in part: In keeping with the synergy of the three previous CAS Filmmaker […]

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