‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Westworld’ Among CAS Sound Mixers Award Nominees


The sound mixing teams from A Quiet Place, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and First Man are the feature nominees of the Cinema Audio Society’s 55th annual CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing, which will be handed out Feb. 16 at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.


In six of the past 10 years, the winner of the feature category went on to claim the Oscar in sound mixing. That was the case a year ago, when the sound mixing team from Dunkirk won both awards.


This year’s CAS animated feature category nominees are Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Grinch.


Fahrenheit 11/9, Free Solo, Quincy, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are nominated in the category for feature documentaries.


TV category nominees include Westworld, Silicon Valley and Deadliest Catch.


There are a few double nominees in the field, including Michael Semanick, who is nominated for Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man; and Doc Kane, nominated for Black Panther and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

During the ceremony, Steven Spielberg is scheduled to receive the CAS Filmmaker Award and production sound mixer Lee Orloff will accept the Career Achievement Award.


Here is the full list of movies and television programs nominated for the CAS Awards. Additional information, including the names of the individual nominees, is available at the Cinema Audio Society website.



Motion Picture – Live Action: “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “First Man” “A Quiet Place” “A Star Is Born”

Motion Picture – Animated: “The Grinch” “Incredibles 2” “Isle of Dogs” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Motion Picture – Documentary: “Fahrenheit 11/9” “Free Solo” “Quincy” “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Television Series – 1 Hour: “Better Call Saul”: “Talk” “The Handmaid’s Tale”: “Holly” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy” “Ozark”: “The Badger” “Westworld”: “The Passenger”

Television Series – 1/2 Hour: “Ballers”: “The Kids Are Alright” “Barry”: “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going” “Modern Family”: “Did the Chicken Cross the Road?” “Mozart in the Jungle”: “Domo Arigato” “Silicon Valley”: “Fifty-One Percent”

Television Movie or Limited Series: “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” (Part 1) “The Man Who Would Be Vogue” “Escape at Dannemora”: Episode 101 “Fahrenheit 451” “Genius: Picasso”: “Chapter 1” “The Romanoffs”: “House of Special Purpose”null

Television Non-Fiction,Variety or Music Series or Special: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (Bhutan) “Carpool Karaoke: Primetime Special 2018” “Deadliest Catch”: “Last Damn Arctic Storm” “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Outstanding Product – Production: Aaton: Cantaress Dan Dugan Sound Design: Dugan Automixing in Sound Devices 633 Compact Mixer Denecke, Inc.: JB-1 Compact Timecode Generator Lectrosonics: SMWB Series Wideband Transmitter Sound Devices: A10 Digital Wireless System

Outstanding Product- Post-Production: Audionamix: IDC (Instant Dialog Cleaner) Exponential Audio: Stratus 3D and Symphony 3D Reverbs iZotope, Inc.: RX 7 Sound Particles: Doppler + Air Todd-AO: Absentia DXBohemian RhapsodyRami Malek (Freddie Mercury)


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