Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Ford v. Ferrari,’ HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones, HBO’s ‘Barry,’ HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’

The sound mixing team from Ford v. Ferrari won the feature competition at the Cinema Audio Society’s 56th annual CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. 

Also Saturday at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, Ford v Ferrari helmer James Mangold received the society’s Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Harrison Ford and Ford v Ferrari rerecording mixer Paul Massey. Accepting the award for Ford v Ferrari‘s sound mixing were Massey, production sound mixer Steven A. Morrow, rerecording mixer David Giammarco (who was also the film’s sound designer), scoring mixer Tyson Lozensky, ADR mixer David Betancourt and Foley mixer Richard Duarte.

Ford v Ferrari as well as Ad Astra, 1917, Joker and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood are also nominated for the Oscar in sound mixing. In six of the past 10 years, the winner of the CAS feature category went on to claim the Oscar in sound mixing. 

Harrison Ford received applause as he said that Mangold’s film was a compelling story that “deserved to be seen in a decent movie theater… I also deserved to make a shit load of money.” He quipped that it was “the kind movie they made 40 year ago, I know because I was there.”

Accepting the award, Mangold emphasized the importance of collaboration in filmmaking, saying that on his movies, “I discourage everyone from staying in their lane. I hate the idea of turf. All the elements of a good film are connected and require these element to work together.”

A surprise service award was presented to Peter Damski.

Bo Pang of Chapman University received the CAS student recognition award..

The winners:

Motion Picture – Live Action: “Ford v Ferrari”
Motion Picture – Animated: “Toy Story 4”
Motion Picture – Documentary: “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound”
Television Series – 1 Hour: “Game of Thrones”: “The Bells”
Television Series – 1/2 Hour: (TIE) “Barry”: “ronny/lily” and “Fleabag”: “Episode #2.6”
Television Movie or Limited Series: “Chernobyl”: “1:23:45”
Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials: “David Bowie: Finding Fame”
Outstanding Product – Production: Sound Devices, LLC: Scorpio
Outstanding Product – Post Production: iZotope, Inc.: Dialogue Match

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy:  20TH Century Fox; HBO

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