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Cinema Audio Society Names Peter Kurland President, Unveils New CAS Board of Directors

The Cinema Audio Society has announced its newly elected CAS Board of Directors. Taking the helm as CAS President is Peter Kurland, CAS, while Steve Venezia, CAS, Frank Morrone, CAS, and Lee Orloff, CAS were re-elected to their executive positions as Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively. Kurland previously made headlines last year when he resigned as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the org’s decision […]

Top Gun: Maverick

CAS Awards Winners List: Top Gun: Maverick, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and Moonage Daydream Triumph

The Cinema Audio Society announced the winners of the 59th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing 2022 on Saturday night at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Top Gun: Maverick, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and the David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream won the top prizes on the feature side, while the big winners on the TV side included Better Call Saul, Only Murders in the Building, and Obi-Wan […]

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CAS Career Achievement Award Honoree Peter Devlin on Any Given Sunday, Star Trek‘s “Creaky” Enterprise, and 1930s Sound Technique

The Cinema Audio Society will bestow its Career Achievement Award on Peter Devlin at the 59th CAS Awards this coming weekend. A five-time Oscar nominee for his work as a Production Sound Mixer on Pearl Harbor, Transformers, Star Trek, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and, most recently, Black Panther, Devlin has been working consistently for more than three decades across film and television. In announcing Devlin’s honor, CAS President Karol Urban […]

Top Gun: Maverick

MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners: Top Gun: Maverick and The Banshees of Inisherin Claim Top Prizes

The Motion Picture Sound Editors tonight presented the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards in a live ceremony held at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing, MPSE Golden Reel Awards were presented in 20 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work. Tom Cruise and Director Joseph Kosinksi presented the MPSE Filmmaker Award to pioneering producer Jerry […]

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water Sound Gurus Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Chris Boyes on Shaping the Sonic Experience of Pandora With Jim Cameron

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Chris Boyes surely liked the sound of what they heard on the morning of Jan. 24, when Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced that they — along with Julian Howarth, Dick Bernstein, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges — were nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Sound category for their work on James Cameron‘s blockbuster sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. Though Whittle and Yates […]

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Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards Honor Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, Andor, & Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

The Advanced Imaging Society‘s 13th annual Lumiere Awards were held on Friday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where AIS handed out 23 statuettes for distinguished creative and technical achievement. The theme for this year’s show was “Behind the Legend,” celebrating the creative teams behind the scenes that are responsible for the legendary stories and characters loved by audiences all over the world. The awards are voted for by members of […]

All Quiet on the Western Front

Cinema Audio Society Unveils 2022 Sound Mixing Nominees, Including All Quiet on the Western Front

The Cinema Audio Society has announced its nominees in seven categories for the 59th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing 2022. The 59th CAS Awards will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, where Oscar-nominated production sound mixer Peter J. Devlin, CAS (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) will be lauded with the CAS Career Achievement Award, and Bardo Director Alejandro González Iñárritu will be […]

Top Gun: Maverick

MPSE Unveils Nominees for 70th Annual Golden Reel Awards; Top Gun: Maverick to Take on Empire of Light

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has unveiled the nominees for the 70th Annual Golden Reel Awards, where Top Gun: Maverick and fellow blockbuster The Batman will compete against more intimate films such as Empire of Light. A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once led with three Golden Reel nominations, while Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis picked up two nods each. MPSE’s awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 26 at […]


Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up

Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television. You can also get a quick reminder of some of our […]

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Academy Unveils Shortlists in 10 Oscar Categories, Including a Star-Studded Field for Best Song

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards, including Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects. The Best Song category, in particular, is stacked this year, as artists who made the Academy’s shortlist include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady […]