Tuesday, 13 January 2015


Block-headed audience complaints did not deter the Cinema Audio Society from nominating Interstellar for their main film award for its sound mix. It competes against fellow blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy for the prize, though war movies American Sniper and Unbroken provide serious competition. Only two of these five nominees are on my current Oscar predictions list, which swaps out Birdman, Guardians and Unbroken for Gone Girl, Into the Woods and WhiplashFull details of nominees are below for the award which will be handed out on the 14th of February.

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Live Action
Jonathan Allen, Paul Drenning, John Guentner, David Lee, Frank A. Montaño and Jon Taylor (Unbroken)
James Ashwell, Robert Fernandez, Walt Martin, Thomas J. O’Connell, John T. Reitz and Gregg Rudloff (American Sniper)
Gustavo Borner, Christopher Boyes, Simon Hayes, Lora Hirschberg, Doc Kane and Chris Manning (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Gustavo Borner, Frank A. Montaño, Jason Oliver, John Sanacore, Jon Taylor and Thomas Varga (Birdman)
Gregg Landaker, Mary Jo Lang, Alan Meyerson, Thomas J. O’Connell, Gary Rizzo and Mark Weingarten (Interstellar)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Animated
David E. Fluhr, Gabriel Guy, Mary Jo Lang and Alan Meyerson (Big Hero 6)
Brad Haehnel, Thomas J. O’Connell, Wayne Pashley, Gregg Rudloff, Michael Semanick and John Simpson (The LEGO Movie)
Ren Klyce, Mary Jo Lang, Tom Myers, Nathan Nance, Carlos Sotolongo and Nick Wollage (The Boxtrolls)
Shawn Murphy, Brandon Proctor, Tighe Sheldon, Randy Thom and Corey Tyler (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Paul N. J. Ottosson, Dennis Sands, Tighe Sheldon and Randy K. Singer (Penguins of Madagascar)