“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” garnered the award for outstanding achievement in sound mixing in a feature film at the 40th annual Cinema Audio Society kudos on Saturday night.
The film’s recording mixers, Paul Massey and D.M. Hemphill, and production mixer Art Rochester received individual awards for their work.
“Angels in America — Part 2” recording mixers Lee Dichter and Ron Brochar, as well as production mixer James Sabat, took the sound mixing prize in the television movies or miniseries category.
In the television series category, “24” (episode “5 p.m.-6 p.m.”) recording mixers Michael Olman and Kenneth Kobett and production mixer Bill Gocke nabbed the award.
Recording mixers Gary Bourgeois and Tateum Kohut and production mixer Stuart Pearce of “The Blues: The Road to Memphis” received the award for television nonfiction, variety, music series or special.
Chris Jenkins, Ned Price, Tom Regal and Leon Vitali shared the CAS president’s award for their work in the restoration of seven Stanley Kubrick films.
“The technology may have changed over the years, but there is one thing that has stayed constant — and that’s the sound mixer,” said CAS prexy Richard Lightstone. “Mixers are the first hands and the last hands on every project.”