'Star Wars,' 'Mad Max' Among CAS Sound Mixing Awards Nominees

Contenders in the feature animation category include 'Inside Out' and 'The Peanuts Movie.'
Carolyn Giardina
January 12, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are among the feature nominees for the Cinema Audio Society's 52nd annual awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing, which will be presented Feb. 20 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

In the category for live-action features, CAS additionally nominated the sound mixing teams behind Bridge of Spies, The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.

Nominees in the feature animation category are the sound mixing teams behind The Good Dinosaur, Hotel Transylvania 2, Inside Out, Minions and The Peanuts Movie. CAS also has four television categories and two for technical achievement.

Several individuals received multiple nominations, including re-recording mixer Michael Semanick, who was mentioned for The Good Dinosaur, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Inside Out. Also among the multiple nominees are re-recording mixer Andy Nelson, for Bridge of Spies and Force Awakens; and Randy Thom, for Revenant andPeanuts Movie. Two separate episodes of American Horror Story are nominated in the TV movie or miniseries category, resulting in double nominations for production mixer Brendan Beebe and re-recording mixer Joe Earle.

During the ceremony, the CAS Filmmaker Award will be given to Jay Roach and the Career Achievement Award will be presented to ADR mixer Doc Kane, who also is a nominee for Inside Out.

The complete list of nominees follows:  



Bridge of Spies

Production Mixer — Drew Kunin

Re-recording Mixer — Andy Nelson, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Gary Roger Rydstrom, CAS

Scoring Mixer — Thomas Vicari, CAS

ADR Mixer — Bobby Johanson, CAS

Foley Mixer — Chris Manning

The Hateful Eight

Production Mixer — Mark Ulano, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Michael Minkler, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Chris Minkler

Scoring Mixer — Fabio Venturi

Foley Mixer — Nerses Gezalyan

Mad Max: Fury Road

Production Mixer — Ben Osmo

Re-recording Mixer — Chris Jenkins

Re-recording Mixer — Gregg Rudloff

ADR Mixer — Thomas J. O’Connell

Foley Mixer — Ryan Squires

The Revenant

Production Mixer — Chris Duesterdiek

Re-recording Mixer — Jon Taylor, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Frank Montaño

Re-recording Mixer — Randy Thom, CAS

Scoring Mixer — Conrad Hensel

ADR Mixer — Michael Miller, CAS

Foley Mixer — Geordy Sincavage

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Mixer — Stuart Wilson

Re-recording Mixer — Andy Nelson, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Chris Scarabosio

Scoring Mixer — Shawn Murphy

ADR Mixer — Charleen Steeves

Foley Mixer — Chris Manning



The Good Dinosaur

Original Dialogue Mixer — Vince Caro

Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson

Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick

Scoring Mixer — Brad Haehnel

Foley Mixer — Kyle Rochlin

Hotel Transylvania 2

Original Dialogue Mixer — Howard London, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick

Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson

Scoring Mixer — Brad Haehnel

Foley Mixer — Randy Singer, CAS

Inside Out

Original Dialogue Mixer — Doc Kane

Re-recording Mixer — Tom Johnson

Re-recording Mixer — Michael Semanick

Scoring Mixer — Joel Iwataki

Foley Mixer — Mary Jo Lang, CAS


Original Dialogue Mixer — Carlos Sotolongo

Re-recording Mixer — Gary A. Rizzo, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Chris Scarabosio

Scoring Mixer — Shawn Murphy

Foley Mixer — Corey Tyler

The Peanuts Movie

Original Dialogue Mixer — Bill Higley

Re-recording Mixer — Lora Hirschberg

Re-recording Mixer — Randy Thom, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Leff Lefferts

Scoring Mixer — Casey Stone, CAS

Foley Mixer — Jason Butler



American Crime, Episode 1

Production Mixer — Ben Lowry

Re-recording Mixer — Rick Norman

Re-recording Mixer — Ryan Davis

American Horror Story: Hotel, "Room Service"

Production Mixer — Brendan Beebe, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Joe Earle, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Vicki Lemar

American Horror Story: Hotel, "Checking In"

Production Mixer — Brendan Beebe, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Joe Earle, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Doug Andham, CAS

ADR Mixer — Judah Getz

Foley Mixer — John Guentner

Fargo: Season 2, Episode 5

Production Mixer — Michael Playfair, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Kirk Lynds

Re-recording Mixer — Martin Lee

True Detective, Episode 4, "Down Will Come"

Production Mixer — Geoffrey Patterson, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Steve Pederson

Re-recording Mixer — Daniel J. Leahy

ADR Mixer — Ron Bedrosian

Foley Mixer — Shawn Kenelly



Better Call Saul, Episode 110, "Marco"

Production Mixer — Phillip W. Palmer, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Larry B. Benjamin, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Kevin Valentine

ADR Mixer — Matt Hovland

Foley Mixer — David Michael Torres

Game of Thrones, "Hardhome"

Production Mixer — Ronan Hill, CAS

Production Mixer — Richard Dyer, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Onnalee Blank, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Mathew Waters, CAS

Foley Mixer — Brett Voss, CAS

Homeland, "The Tradition of Hospitality"

Production Mixer — Ed Cantú

Re-recording Mixer — Nello Torri, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Alan M. Decker, CAS

ADR Mixer — Paul Drenning, CAS

Foley Mixer — Shawn Kennelly

House of Cards, Chapter 27

Production Mixer — Lorenzo Millan

Re-recording Mixer — Nathan Nance

Re-recording Mixer — Scott Lewis

Foley Mixer — Corey Tyler

The Walking Dead, "First Time Again"

Production Mixer — Michael P. Clark, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Gary D. Rogers, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Daniel J. Hiland, CAS

ADR Mixer — Eric Gotthelf



Modern Family, "Connection Lost"

Production Mixer — Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Dean Okrand, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Brian R. Harman, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — David Michael Torres

Nurse Jackie, "Managed Care"

Production Mixer — Jan McLaughlin, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Peter Waggoner

Parks and Recreation, "One Last Ride: Part 1"

Production Mixer — George A. Flores, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — John W. Cook II, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Bill Freesh, CAS

Silicon ValleyEpisode 13, "Server Space"

Production Mixer — Benjamin A. Patrick, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Elmo Ponsdomenech

Re-recording Mixer — Todd Beckett

Veep, "Mommy Meyer"

Production Mixer — Bill MacPherson

Re-recording Mixer — Richard Davey



Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, "Madagascar"

Re-Recording Mixer — Benny Mouthon, CAS

Deadliest Catch, "Lunatic Fringe"

Re-Recording Mixer — Bob Bronow, CAS

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

Re-Recording Mixer — Scott R. Lewis

Production Mixer — Eddie O'Connor

Production Mixer — Michael Emery

Production Mixer — Dennis Hamlin

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Re-Recording Mixer — Steve Pederson

Re-Recording Mixer — Cameron Frankley

Live From Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Re-Recording Mixer — Ken Hahn, CAS

Production Mixer/House Sound — Paul Bevan




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