‘American Sniper,’ ‘Guardians’ receive Cinema Audio Society nominations

‘Guardians of the Galaxy”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” received a Cinema Audio Society Award nomination Tuesday morning.
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“American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are among the nominees announced Tuesday morning for the Cinema Audio Society’s 51st CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing in film and television for 2014.

Live-action motion picture nominees are “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Interstellar” and “Unbroken.”

Nominated for the CAS Award in animated motion pictures are “Big Hero 6,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Lego Movie” and “Penguins of Madagascar.”

Television movie or miniseries nominees are “American Horror Story: Monsters Among Us,” “Fargo: Part 2-The Rooster Prince,” “Houdini: Part 1,” “The Normal Heart” and “Sherlock: His Last Vow.”


Vying for the one-hour television CAS honor are “Boardwalk Empire: Friendless Child,” “Game of Thrones: The Children,” “Homeland: Redux,” “True Detective: Who Goes There” and “The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary.”

Nominees in the half-hour television series category are “Family Guy: The Simpsons Guy,” “Modern Family: Australia,” “Nurse Jackie: “The Lady With the Lamp,” “Parks and Recreation: Moving Up” and “Veep: Detroit”

Television nonfiction, variety or music series or special category nominees are “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey-Standing Up in the Milky Way,” “Deadliest Catch: Lost at Sea,” “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles,"  “2014: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” and “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History-Part 3-The Fire of Life.”

The awards will be presented at a ceremony Feb. 14 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Doug McIntyre, host of KABC Talk Radio’s “McIntyre in the Morning” will be the master of ceremonies.


A complete list of nominees follows:

Motion picture – live action

“American Sniper”
Production mixer -- Walt Martin, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording mixer -- John Reitz
Scoring mixer -- Robert Fernandez
ADR mixer -- Thomas J. O’Connell
Foley mixer -- James Ashwell
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Production mixer -- Thomas Varga
Re-recording mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Frank A. Montaño


Scoring mixer -- Gustavo Borner
ADR mixer -- Jason Oliver
Foley mixer – John Sanacore, CAS
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Production mixer -- Simon Hayes, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Lora Hirschberg
Re-recording mixer -- Christopher Boyes
Scoring mixer -- Gustavo Borner
ADR mixer -- Doc Kane
Foley mixer -- Chris Manning
“Interstellar “
Production mixer -- Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gary A. Rizzo, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gregg Landaker


Scoring mixer -- Alan Meyerson, CAS
ADR mixer -- Thomas J. O’Connell
Foley mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS

Production mixer -- David Lee
Re-recording mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Frank A. Montaño
Scoring mixer -- Jonathan Allen
ADR mixer -- Paul Drenning, CAS
Foley mixer -- John Guentner
Motion picture — animated

“Big Hero 6"
Original dialogue mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Scoring mixer -- Alan Meyerson, CAS
Foley mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS
“The Boxtrolls”
Original dialogue mixer – Carlos Sotolongo
Re-recording mixer -- Tom Myers
Re-recording mixer -- Ren Klyce
Re-recording mixer -- Nathan Nance
Scoring mixer -- Nick Wollage
Foley mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS
“How to Train Your Dragon 2"
Original dialogue mixer -- Tighe Sheldon
Re-recording mixer -- Randy Thom, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Shawn Murphy
Re-recording mixer -- Brandon Proctor
Scoring mixer -- Shawn Murphy
Foley mixer -- Corey Tyler
“The Lego Movie”
Original dialogue mixer -- Thomas J. O’Connell
Re-recording mixer -- Michael Semanick, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording mixer -- Wayne Pashley
Scoring mixer -- Brad Haehnel
Foley mixer -- John Simpson
“Penguins of Madagascar”
Original Dialogue mixer -- Tighe Sheldon
Re-recording mixer -- Paul N.J. Ottosson, CAS
Scoring mixer -- Dennis Sands, CAS
Foley mixer -- Randy K. Singer, CAS
Television movie or mini-series

“American Horror Story: Monsters Among Us”
Production mixer -- Bruce Litecky, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Doug Andham, CAS
ADR mixer -- Evan Daum
Foley mixer -- Kyle Billingsley
“Fargo: Part 2 - The Rooster Prince”
Production mixer -- Michael Playfair, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- David Raines, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Mark Server
ADR mixer -- Andrew Morgado
“Houdini: Part 1"
Production mixer -- Tamas Csaba, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Ken Burton, CAS
ADR mixer -- Chris Navarro, CAS
“The Normal Heart”
Production mixer -- Drew Kunin
Re-recording mixer -- Joe Earle, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Doug Andham, CAS
ADR mixer -- Beauxregard Neylon
Foley mixer -- Scott Curtis
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Production mixer -- John Mooney
Re-recording mixer -- Howard Bargroff
Scoring mixer -- Nick Wollage
ADR mixer – Peter Gleaves
Foley mixer -- William Everett

Television series - 1 hour

“Boardwalk Empire": “Friendless Child”
Production mixer -- Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Tom Fleischman, CAS
ADR mixer -- Mark DeSimone, CAS
Foley mixer -- George Lara, CAS
“Game of Thrones": “The Children”
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": “Redux”
Production mixer -- Diethard Keck
Re-recording mixer -- Nello Torri, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Alan M. Decker, CAS
ADR mixer -- Stephen Webster
Foley mixer -- Shawn Kennelly
“True Detective": “Who Goes There”
Production mixer -- Geoffrey Patterson, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Martin Czembor
“The Walking Dead": “No Sanctuary”
Production mixer -- Michael P. Clark, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Gary D. Rogers, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Daniel J. Hiland, CAS

Television series – 1/2 hour

“Family Guy": “The Simpsons Guy”
Production mixer -- Patrick Clark
Re-recording mixer -- James Fitzpatrick, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Arman Steiner

“Modern Family": “Australia”
Production mixer -- Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Brian Harman, CAS

“Nurse Jackie": “The Lady With the Lamp”
Production mixer -- Jan McLaughlin, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- Peter Waggoner

“Parks and Recreation": “Moving Up”
Production mixer -- Steven Michael Morantz, CAS
Re-recording mixer -- John W. Cook II, CAS
Re-recording mixer – Robert Carr, CAS

“Veep": “Detroit”
Production mixer -- William Macpherson

Television non-fiction, variety or music series or specials

“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” - “Standing Up in the Milky Way”
Re-recording mixer -- Mark Hensley
Re-recording mixer -- Joel D. Catalan
ADR mixer -- Paul Aranoff
Foley mixer -- David Torres
“Deadliest Catch” – “Lost at Sea”
Re-Recording mixer -- Bob Bronow, CAS
“Foo Fighters Sonic Highways": “Los Angeles”
Re-Recording mixer – Eddie Kim
Sound mixer – Jeff Fuller

“2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony”
Re-Recording mixer -- Brian Riordan, CAS
Re-Recording mixer -- Jamie Ledner
Music mixer -- Jay Vicari
Music mixer -- Bob Clearmountain
“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” - “Part 3: The Fire of Life”
Re-Recording mixer -- Dominick Tavella, CAS
Pre-production mixer – Lou Verrico

Cinema Audio Society technical achievement award nominations

Cinela - Pianissimo Microphone Suspension and Windscreen

K-Tek - Stingray bag
RF Venue - Optix Remote Antenna Distribution
Sound Devices - Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970
Zaxcom - Wide Band Digital Recording Wireless System QRX200, TRXLA2.5 and RX-12

Post Production

Avid - S6 Control Surface
Exponential Audio - Phoenixverb Surround
iZotope - RX4-Advanced
Maggot Software - Spanner v2.1
Source Elements - Source-Connect Pro v3.8