The 57th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards announced on Saturday that Amazon Studios drama Sound of Metal and Disney and Pixar's Soul won out in top categories. According to Deadline,'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). 'Soul' won out on the Animated Motion Picture category, BAFTA Awards 2021: Priyanka Chopra Treats Fans With Breathtaking Red Carpet Avatar as She Slays in This Gorgeous Fish-Cut Black Outfit!
The 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'.) However, a victory at the CAS Awards can't be predicted as previous year year, 'Ford v Ferrari' won the CAS Live Action award but lost out at the Oscars in the Sound Mixing category to 1917. But, 'Ford v Ferrari did take the Sound Editing Oscar. Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland Wins Big at Producers Guild of America Awards, Check Out the Complete Winners List Below.
'Sound of Metal' revolves around the story of Ruben essayed by Riz Ahmed, he plays a heavy metal drummer who spirals into crisis when he begins to lose his hearing. Ruben's character has been celebrated for its innovative use of sound throughout awards season, given the way in which it captures its lead character's point of view. As reported by Deadline, 'Soul' is the first animated film to receive an Oscar nom for sound since 2010's 'Toy Story 3'.
The Pixar film centres on Joe, essayed by Jamie Foxx. Joe plays 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. Joe does everything in his power to return to Earth so that he can realise his dreams of performing on stage as a jazz musician. Celebrating the year's outstanding achievements in sound mixing, Saturday'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 honoured 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 CASRe-Recording Mixer - Jaime Baksht SegoviaRe-Recording Mixer - Michelle Couttolenc EsparzaRe-Recording Mixer - Carlos Cortes NavarreteFoley Mixer - Kari Vahakuopus
Original Dialogue Mixer - Vince Caro CASRe-Recording Mixer - Ren KlyceRe-Recording Mixer - David ParkerScoring Mixer - Atticus RossScoring Mixer - David Boucher CASADR Mixer - Bobby Johanson CASFoley Mixer - Scott Curtis
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Re-Recording Mixer - Gary A. Rizzo CASRe-Recording Mixer - Jeff King
TELEVISION SERIES - 1/2 HOUR
The Mandalorian: Ep. 102 Chapter 2: The Child
Production Mixer - Shawn Holden CASRe-Recording Mixer - Bonnie WildRe-Recording Mixer - Stephen UrataScoring Mixer - Christopher Fogel CASADR Mixer - Matthew WoodFoley 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 CASRe-Recording Mixer - Ron Bochar CASScoring Mixer - Stewart LermanADR Mixer - David BoultonFoley Mixer - George A. Lara CAS
NON-THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE OR LIMITED SERIES
The Queen's Gambit: Ep. 4 "Middle Game"
Production Mixer - Roland WinkeRe-Recording Mixer - Eric Hoehn CASRe-Recording Mixer - Eric HirschRe-Recording Mixer - Leo MarcilScoring Mixer - Lawrence Manchester
TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS
Production Mixer - Justin RathbunRe-Recording Mixer - Tony VolanteRe-Recording Mixer - Roberto FernandezRe-Recording Mixer - Tim Latham
CAS CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
William B. Kaplan, CAS
STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD
OUTSTANDING PRODUCT - PRODUCTION
SOUND DEVICES, LLCCL-16 Linear Fader ControlSurface for 8-Series
OUTSTANDING PRODUCT - POST-PRODUCTIONIZOTOPE, INC. RX8. (ANI)