‘Birdman,’ ‘Big Hero 6' earn Cinema Audio Society awards for sound

“Birdman” won a Cinema Audio Society Award for excellence in sound mixing Saturday.
(Alison Rosa / Fox Searchlight)

“Birdman” and “Big Hero 6" won the feature film honors Saturday evening in Los Angeles at the 51st Cinema Audio Society Awards.

The team from “Birdman” won the Cinema Audio Society award for sound mixing in a live-action motion picture. “Big Hero 6" won the prize for sound mixing in an animated motion picture.

On the television side, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” won for sound mixing in a television movie or miniseries, and the “Game of Thrones” episode titled “The Children” earned the award for one-hour series.

The team behind the “Modern Family” episode titled “Australia” won sound mixing for a half-hour TV series, and the “Los Angeles” episode of “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways” took home the award in the television nonfiction, variety or music series or specials category.


Production sound mixer David Macmillan received the CAS career achievement award. Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” writer-director Richard Linklater was presented with the CAS filmmaker award; and University of Colorado Denver student Danny Maurer won the CAS student recognition award.

The awards were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. The complete list of winners:

Achievement in sound mixing

Motion picture -- live action


“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Production mixer Thomas Varga

Re-recording mixer Jon Taylor

Re-recording mixer Frank A. Montaño

Scoring mixer Gustavo Borner

ADR mixer Jason Oliver

Foley mixer John Sanacore

Motion picture -- animated


“Big Hero 6"

Original dialogue mixer Gabriel Guy

Re-recording mixer David E. Fluhr

Re-recording mixer Gabriel Guy

Scoring mixer Alan Meyerson

Foley mixer Mary Jo Lang

Television movie or miniseries

“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 -- one hour

“Game of Thrones: The Children”

Production mixer Ronan Hill

Production mixer Richard Dyer

Re-recording mixer Onnalee Blank

Re-recording mixer -- Mathew Waters

Foley mixer Brett Voss

Television series -- half hour

“Modern Family: Australia”

Production mixer Stephen A. Tibbo

Re-recording mixer Dean Okrand

Re-recording mixer Brian Harman

Television nonfiction, variety or music series or specials

“Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles”

Re-recording mixer Eddie Kim

Re-recording mixer Jeff Fuller

CAS technical achievement award


Sound Devices, Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970

CAS career achievement award

David Macmillan

CAS filmmaker award

Richard Linklater

CAS student recognition award

Danny Maurer


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