HOLLYWOOD – The 59th Cinema Audio Society Awards (https://cinemaaudiosociety.org) were held in Los Angeles on March 4th, recognizing the best in sound mixing for 2022. The sound mixing teams for Top Gun: Maverick, Guillermo del Toro’s
Moonage Daydream and
Obi-Wan Kenobi were the big film winners, while
Better Call Saul,
Only Murders In The Building and
Formula 1: Drive to Survive won the top television honors.
The Awards returned to InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown and were hosted by comedian/producer Ben Gleib (Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Mad King). Director Alejandro González Iñárritu received the CAS Filmmaker Award and acknowledged the crucial work of sound mixers in his acceptance speech, saying, “There is a reason why cinema is called an audio-visual medium. Audio is first, before visuals. Sound hits our bodies sensorially. Without intellectualization, we are just hit primally and it strikes our imagination and it’s boundless and it’s first.”
Guillermo del Toro (Pinocchio, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth), José Antonio García (Roma, Iron Man 3, Nope) and Jon Taylor (The Revenant) presented the award.
Honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award, production sound mixer Peter J. Devlin CAS (Wakanda Forever, Star Trek: Picard) gave a heartfelt acceptance speech about the importance of sound, saying, “Because ours is, quite simply, the most collaborative, creative endeavor anywhere. It doesn’t simply take a village; it takes a whole city to create a film or TV show.”
Noted director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) and supervising dialogue editor Teri E. Dorman (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Da Vinci Code) presented the award.
Outgoing CAS President Karol Urban described the event as a smashing success.
“There is magic in this organization created by sound mixers for sound mixers. Mentorship, community and kindness are critical keystones to our success. Tonight, our membership stands at just over 1,000, providing a greater diversity of experience and covering the globe in a larger international footprint than ever before. Together, we thrive through volunteerism, honoring our legends and ensuring a legacy for the future of our craft.”
The following is a list of winners from the event:
Motion Picture — Live Action: Top Gun: Maverick (Production Mixer: Mark Weingarten, Re-Recording Mixer: Chris Burdon, Re-Recording Mixer: Mark Taylor, Scoring Mixer: Al Clay, Scoring Mixer: Stephen Lipson, Foley Mixer: Blake Collins CAS)
Motion Picture — Animated: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Original Dialogue Mixer: Carlos Sotolongo, Re-Recording Mixer: Jon Taylor CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Frank Montaño, Scoring Mixer: Peter Cobbin, Scoring Mixer: Kirsty Whalley, Foley Mixer: Tavish Grade)
Motion Picture — Documentary: Moonage Daydream (Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Massey CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: David Giammarco CAS, ADR Mixer: Jens Rosenlund Petersen)
Non-Theatrical Motion Pictures or Limited Series: Obi-Wan Kenobi E6, Part 1 (Production Mixer: Julian Howarth CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Bonnie Wild, Re-Recording Mixer: Danielle Dupre, Re-Recording Mixer: Scott R. Lewis, ADR Mixer: Doc Kane CAS, Foley Mixer: Jason Butler)
Television Series — One Hour: Better Call Saul S6:E13, Saul Gone (Production Mixer: Phillip W. Palmer CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Larry Benjamin CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Kevin Valentine, ADR Mixer: Chris Navarro CAS, Foley Mixer: Stacey Michaels CAS)
Television Series — Half Hour: Only Murders In The Building S2:E5, The Tell (Production Mixer: Joseph White Jr. CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Penny Harold CAS, Re-Recording Mixer: Andrew Garrett Lange CAS, Scoring Mixer: Alan Demoss, ADR Mixer: Chris Navarro CAS, Foley Mixer: Erika Koski)
Television Series — Non-Fiction, Variety or Music/Series or Specials: Formula 1: Drive to Survive, S4:E9 Gloves Are Off (Re-Recording Mixer: Nick Fry, Re-Recording Mixer: Steve Speed)