Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Sound Of Metal’ & ‘Soul’ Claim Top Honors — Complete Winners List

Matt Grobar and Patrick Hipes
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UPDATED with full list of winners: Tonight at the 57th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, Amazon Studios drama Sound of Metal and Disney/Pixar’s Soul won out in top categories.

Sound of Metal was named Best Motion Picture – Live Action, besting Mank (Netflix), Greyhound (Apple TV+), News of the World (Universal Pictures) and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix), while Soul won out on the Animated Motion Picture category,

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Tonight’s wins give each of these films added momentum in the Oscars’ new category of Best Sound, which combines sound mixing and sound editing for the first time. (Other nominees in the category include Greyhound, Mank and News of the World.) At the same time, though, victories here aren’t necessarily predictive. Last year, Ford v Ferrari won the CAS Live Action award but lost out at the Oscars in the Sound Mixing category to 1917; Ford v Ferrari did however take the Sound Editing Oscar.

Telling the story of Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a heavy metal drummer who spirals into crisis when he begins to lose his hearing, Sound of Metal has been celebrated for its innovative use of sound throughout awards season, given the way in which it captures its lead character’s POV. No less accomplished, sonically, Soul is the first animated film to receive an Oscar nom for sound since 2010’s Toy Story 3. The Pixar film centers on Joe (Jamie Foxx), a frustrated middle-school band teacher who is swept into a celestial realm known as The Great Before, after a sudden accident separates him from his body, doing everything in his power to return to Earth, so that he can realize his dreams of performing on stage as a jazz musician.

Celebrating the year’s outstanding achievements in sound mixing, tonight’s virtual CAS Awards also saw prizes bestowed on the The Mandalorian, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Queen’s Gambit, Hamilton, and Be Gees doc How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, with George Clooney receiving the honorary Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award.

At this year’s ceremony, production sound mixer William B. Kaplan, CAS was honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award, while a Student Recognition Award and two Outstanding Product Awards were also doled out. Kaplan’s credits include nine films with John Landis (among them, Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Coming to America), many with Tony Scott (including Top Gun) and Robert Zemeckis (including Back to the Future, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express) as well as James Cameron’s Avatar.

Check out the complete list of winners below.

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION

Sound of Metal

Production Mixer – Phillip Bladh CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Jaime Baksht Segovia
Re-Recording Mixer – Michelle Couttolenc Esparza
Re-Recording Mixer – Carlos Cortés Navarrete
Foley Mixer – Kari Vähäkuopus

MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED

Soul

Original Dialogue Mixer – Vince Caro CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Ren Klyce
Re-Recording Mixer – David Parker
Scoring Mixer – Atticus Ross
Scoring Mixer – David Boucher CAS
ADR Mixer – Bobby Johanson CAS
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

MOTION PICTURE—DOCUMENTARY

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Re-Recording Mixer – Gary A. Rizzo CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Jeff King

TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR

The Mandalorian: Ep. 102 Chapter 2: The Child

Production Mixer – Shawn Holden CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Bonnie Wild
Re-Recording Mixer – Stephen Urata
Scoring Mixer – Christopher Fogel CAS
ADR Mixer – Matthew Wood
Foley Mixer – Blake Collins CAS

TELEVISION SERIES – 1 HOUR

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: S3, Ep. 8 “A Jewish Girl Walks Into the Apollo…”

Production Mixer – Mathew Price CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Ron Bochar CAS
Scoring Mixer – Stewart Lerman
ADR Mixer – David Boulton
Foley Mixer – George A. Lara CAS

NON-THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE OR LIMITED SERIES

The Queen’s Gambit: Ep. 4 “Middle Game”

Production Mixer – Roland Winke
Re-Recording Mixer – Eric Hoehn CAS
Re-Recording Mixer – Eric Hirsch
Re-Recording Mixer – Leo Marcil
Scoring Mixer – Lawrence Manchester

TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS

Hamilton

Production Mixer – Justin Rathbun
Re-Recording Mixer – Tony Volante
Re-Recording Mixer – Roberto Fernandez
Re-Recording Mixer – Tim Latham

CAS CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

William B. Kaplan, CAS

STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD

Brandyn Johnson

OUTSTANDING PRODUCT – PRODUCTION

SOUND DEVICES, LLC
CL-16 Linear Fader Control
Surface for 8-Series

OUTSTANDING PRODUCT – POST-PRODUCTION
IZOTOPE, INC.
RX8

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