‘Crash,’ ‘Kong’ sound good to org

Audio Society selects pic noms

The Cinema Audio Society has tapped Lionsgate’s “Crash,” Universal’s “King Kong,” Sony’s “Memoirs of a Geisha,” Fox’s “Walk the Line” and Paramount’s “War of the Worlds” as nominees for outstanding achievement in sound mixing.

The winner will be announced Feb. 25 at the org’s 42nd annual awards ceremonies at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

The org also announced nominations in TV series for CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” HBO’s “Deadwood,” HBO’s “Rome,” Fox’s “24” and NBC’s “The West Wing.”

Nods in telepics/mini-series went to CBS’s “Category 7,” ABC’s “Empire,” HBO’s “Lackawanna Blues,” Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” and USA’s “Three Wise Guys.”

In the non-fiction/variety/music category, nominations went to Discovery’s “Alien Planet,” PBS’s “American Masters: Sweet Honey in the Rock,” PBS’s “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London 1975,” Military Channel’s “Red Flag: Thunder at Nellis” and PBS’s “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.”

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