Cinema Audio Society announces 58th annual award winners

Mar 21, 2022
Karol Urban, CAS President (Credit: Mark Von Holden) and Kirsten Vangsness, host of the 58th Cinema Audio Society Awards (Credit: Alex J. Berliner)

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team for Dune: Production Mixer Mac Ruth CAS; Re-Recording Mixer Ron Bartlett CAS; Re-Recording Mixer Douglas Hemphill CAS; Scoring Mixer Alan Meyerson CAS; ADR Mixer Tommy O’Connell and Foley Mixer Don White.

Top honours for Motion Picture – Animated went to the team for Encanto: Original Dialogue Mixer Paul McGrath CAS; Re-Recording Mixer David E. Fluhr CAS; Re-Recording Mixer Gabriel Guy CAS; Song Mixer David Boucher CAS; Scoring Mixer Alvin Wee; ADR Mixer Doc Kane CAS and Foley Mixer Scott Curtis. This year the CAS Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Documentary went to the team for Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised): Production Mixer Emily Strong; Re-Recording Mixer Paul Hsu; Re-Recording Mixer Roberto Fernandez CAS; Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey CAS and Music Mixer Jimmy Douglass.

Host for this year’s celebration was comedian-author-podcaster-distiller Kirsten Vangsness.

After a virtual event in 2021, the 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards returned to the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Legendary director and producer Sir Ridley Scott received the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award.

Honoured with the CAS Career Career Achievement Award, Re-recording mixer Paul Massey CAS attended the ceremonies virtually. Speaking on “the most meaningful award I’ve ever received,” Massey recalled moving to LA in 1990. “I was intrigued to learn how the great film mixers of that time were able to achieve such incredible soundtracks. Mixers like Buzz Knudson, Bill Varney, Richard Portman. I decided I wanted to learn all I could to try and become as experienced as them. I am still far from that. This award means so much to me and is so humbling because it’s chosen by my peers and yet I still feel I have so much more to learn.”

Massey’s mother, Bernice, secretly flew in from England to surprise her son and collect his award, alongside her grandson, Sean Massey MPSE.

During the evening’s festivities CAS members and celebrity presenters announced award winners for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2021 in seven categories, along with two Outstanding Product winners and a Student Recognition Award. An after party, sponsored by Smart Post Sound, followed the award ceremony.

Mare of Easttown Ep. 6 “Sore Must Be The Storm” won the award for Non-Theatrical Motion Picture or Limited Series. The Television – One Hour honors went to Yellowstone: S4 Ep. “1 Half the Money.” The Beatles Get Back: Part 3 won for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials. Ted Lasso: S2 Ep. 5 “Rainbow” took home the award for Television Series – Half Hour.

Lily Adams, a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, was awarded the CAS Student Recognition Award and presented with a check for $5,000. The other four finalists each received $1,000. Co-sponsors of the Student Recognition Award  Blackmagic Design and DTS  provided the support for these gifts Additionally, the five students received gift bags with a variety of production and post-production products with an equivalent value of $9,000, to help launch their careers in sound thanks to the support of these generous companies: Acon Digital, AKG Professional by Harman, Avid, Deity Microphones, DTS, Filmmakers Academy, Halter Technical, iZotope Inc., K-Tek, Krotos Audio, Lectrosonics Inc., McDSP, SoundDogs, Sound Particles,Todd-AO and Zaxcom.

The CAS Outstanding Product Awards for 2021 were presented to Dolby Laboratories for the Dolby Atmos Renderer 3.7 and Shure Incorporated for the Axient Digital ADX5D Dual-Channel Wireless Receiver.

Celebrity presenters and attendees at the awards ceremony included: Jack Alcott (Dexter: New Blood), Clancy Brown (ABC’s The Connors), Shannon Dang (The CW’s Kung Fu), Jonathan del Arco (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Picard), Michael Fishman, Walter E. Jones, Paloma Garcia Lee (West Side Story), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky, Creed, Aquaman 2 ), David Magidoff, Ava Otto, Thom Russo, Sara Sanderson, Cassie Scerbo (Bring It On, Sharknado), Gabriel Sloyer, Brittny Sugarman, Alanna Ubach (Euphoria, Coco, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Diane Warren (songwriter) and Alex Rose Wiesel.

The newly elected CAS Board was also announced at the event.

CAS President Karol Urban says the event was a smashing success: “After a couple of absolutely strange and tumultuous years, the community was really hungry to come together in the spirit of celebration and share their experiences with one another. There is much strength to be found in the camaraderie of our peers.”




Production Mixer: Mac Ruth CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Ron Bartlett CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Douglas Hemphill CAS

Scoring Mixer: Alan Meyerson CAS

ADR Mixer: Tommy O’Connell

Foley Mixer: Don White



Original Dialogue Mixer: Paul McGrath CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: David E. Fluhr CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Gabriel Guy CAS

Song Mixer: David Boucher CAS

Scoring Mixer: Alvin Wee

ADR Mixer: Doc Kane CAS

Foley Mixer: Scott Curtis


Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Production Mixer: Emily Strong

Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Hsu

Re-Recording Mixer: Roberto Fernandez CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Massey CAS

Music Mixer: Jimmy Douglass


Mare of Easttown Ep. 6 “Sore Must Be The Storm”

Production Mixer: Richard Bullock

Re-Recording Mixer: Joseph DeAngelis CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Chris Carpenter


Yellowstone: S4 Ep. 1 “Half the Money” 

Production Mixer: Andrejs Prokopenko

Re-Recording Mixer: Diego Gat CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Samuel Ejnes CAS

ADR Mixer: Michael Miller CAS

ADR Mixer: Chris Navarro CAS


Ted Lasso: S2 Ep. 5 “Rainbow”

Production Mixer: David Lascelles AMPS

Re-Recording Mixer: Ryan Kennedy

Re-Recording Mixer: Sean Byrne CAS

ADR Mixer: Brent Findley CAS MPSE

ADR Mixer: Jamison Rabbe

Foley Mixer: Arno Stephanian CAS MPSE


The Beatles Get Back: Part 3

Production Mixer: Peter Sutton (dec.)

Re-Recording Mixer: Michael Hedges CAS

Re-Recording Mixer: Brent Burge

Re-Recording Mixer: Alexis Feodoroff

Music Mixer: Giles Martin

Music Mixer: Sam Okell

Foley Mixer: Michael Donaldson


Shure Incorporated for the Axient Digital ADX5D Dual-Channel Wireless Receiver


Dolby Laboratories for the Dolby Atmos Renderer 3.7


Lily Adams, Savannah College of Art and Design

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