The Cinema Audio Society presented its awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for movies and TV at a Saturday ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
Tomlinson Holman received the CAS career achievement award for developing the Lucasfilm THX System, as well as the Micro Theater Experience, a sound processing system that delivers high-quality audio to desktop computers.
The award for outstanding sound mixing in a motion picture went to recording mixers Walter Murch, Mark Berger and David Parker, and to production mixer Chris Newman, for their work on “The English Patient.”
Other nominees in the feature film category were “The Birdcage,” “Independence Day,” “The Rock” and “Twister.”
The award for outstanding sound mixing for movies of the week, miniseries and specials went to re-recording mixer Kenn Hahn and to production mixer David Hewitt for the PBS special “Three Tenors at Giants Stadium.”
They edged out “Alien Nation: The Enemy Within,” “Gulliver’s Travels, Part I,” “Harvest of Fire” and “In Cold Blood.”
The outstanding sound mixing award for a TV series was presented to re-recording mixers Robert Appera and Ken Burton, and to production mixer Joe Kenworthy, for “NYPD Blue’s” “Unembraceable You” episode.
They were up against “Babylon 5” (“Severed Dreams”), “Chicago Hope” (“Quiet Riot”), “ER” (“Fear of Flying”) and “The X-Files” (“Tunguska”).
Also on Saturday, newly elected CAS president Steve Hawk was installed in office. He served as the event’s host.