The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented by Oscar® nominated documentarian Rory Kennedy (“Last Days in Vietnam”) and Sound Mixer Mike Minkler, CAS to the sound mixing team of Thomas Varga, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank A. Montaño, Gustavo Borner, Jason Oliver and John Sanacore, CAS from “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”.

Top honors for Motion Picture - Animation went to “Big Hero 6” and the sound mixing team of Gabriel Guy, CAS , David Fluhr, CAS, Alan Meyerson, CAS and Mary Jo Lang, CAS.

Held in the famed Crystal Ballroom of the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel and hosted by radio personality Doug McIntyre, the 51st CAS Awards also celebrated the professional contributions of Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, CAS by honoring him with the CAS Career Achievement Award. A three time Academy Award® winner for “The Right Stuff”, “Speed” and “Apollo 13”, Macmillan was feted by previous CAS Career Achievement Honoree Scott Millan, CAS  along with Steve Bowerman, CAS and David Krischner.

Among other highlights, the Oscar® nominated director of “Boyhood” Richard Linklater, received the CAS Filmmaker Award in a presentation that included remarks by Christopher Nolan, John Pritchett, CAS and Tricia Linklater.  Linklater joins an impressive list of previous CAS Filmmakers Honorees including: Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme and Edward Zwick.

The Sound Mixing team of “Sherlock: His Last Vow” took top honors for Television Movie or Mini-Series.  Television-One Hour honors went to  “Game of Thrones: The Children”, while “Modern Family: Australia” won the award for Television Series-Half Hour. “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles” won for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials.

Danny Maurer a student at University of Colorado Denver was awarded the CAS Student Recognition Award and presented with a check for $2500. 

The CAS Technical Achievement Awards were presented to Sound Devices Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970 for production and iZotope RX4-Advanced for Post-Production. 

Celebrity presenters for the evening were:  Carolyn Hennesy (Revenge, Jessie, True Blood, Cougar Town, General Hospital), Maddalena Ischiale (Unbroken), singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk  (Armageddon, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Providence soundtracks) and Henry G. Sanders (Selma, Bull Durham, Play it to the Bone, Rocky Balboa, Dr, Quinn, Medicine Woman).

The Cinema Audio Society thanks the 2015 CAS Awards Sponsors: Platinum Level – DreamWorks Animation, NBC Universal Operations Group, Paramount Pictures, Technicolor and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Gold Level – Dolby and Fox Searchlight and Silver Level – Avid, iZotope, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities.  Trew Audio was the exclusive host of the CAS Awards After Party.

The Cinema Audio Society, a philanthropic, non-profit organization, was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.

Complete Winners List OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION

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

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

TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES

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

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

TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR

Modern Family: Australia

Production Mixer -- Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Brian Harman, CAS

TELEVISION NON-FICTION, 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

PRODUCTION

Sound Devices - Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970

POST-PRODUCTION

iZotope - RX4-Advanced