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Sound Mixers Nominate ‘Star Wars,’ “Mad Max,’ ‘The Revenant’

Sound Mixers Nominate 'Star Wars,' "Mad Max,' 'The Revenant'

The nominees for the 52nd Cinema Audio Society awards for achievement in sound mixing include critics’ favorite “Mad Max: Fury Road,” mega-blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and momentum-gathering “The Revenant,” fresh off Golden Globe wins for Best Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu—not to mention a weekend in which it challenged “Star Wars” for the top spot at the box office. “Bridge of Spies” and “The Hateful Eight” round out the final five. 

The separate animation category includes a nomination for “Inside Out,” which is hoping to earn a Best Picture nomination in addition to an expected Best Animated Feature win, while the TV nominations featured “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “The Walking Dead” (AMC), and “House of Cards” (Netflix). (The only series or miniseries to receive multiple nominations was FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” with two.) 

The CAS awards will be announced February 20 in a ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore hotel, where “Trumbo” director Jay Roach will receive the CAS Filmmaker Award, and ADR Mixer Doc Kane will receive the CAS Career Achievement award. Read the full list of nominees below. 


“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

:  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”: Ep. 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”: 502 “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”: 708 “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 Valley”: “Server Space” (Episode 13)

Production Mixer – Benjamin A. Patrick, CAS

Re-recording Mixer — Elmo Ponsdomenech

Re-recording Mixer – Todd Beckett

“Veep”:  Mommy

Production Mixer — Bill MacPherson

Re-recording Mixer — Richard Davey


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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