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Andy Nelson Honored by Cinema Audio Society

The Cinema Audio Society will present re-recording mixer Andy Nelson with a career achievement award at the 50th CAS Awards, CAS prexy David E. Fluhr announced on Wednesday.

The CAS Career Achievement Award, which will be presented Feb. 22 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, is the society’s highest accolade.

A veteran mixer with more than 140 feature credits to his name, Nelson has won two Academy Awards for sound mixing ( for 2012’s “Les Miserables” and 1999’s “Saving Private Ryan”) and has been nominated for 16 more in the category. He was also nominated for last year’s “Lincoln,” marking the third Oscar ceremony at which Nelson was twice nominated in his category.

No stranger to CAS’ praise, Nelson has also been nominated for 18 CAS awards for sound mixing, winning for the same two films he earned his Oscars.

Nelson’s other credits include: “War Horse,” “Avatar,” “Super 8,” “Rise of the Guardians,” “Blood Diamond,” “War of the Worlds,” “Star Trek,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Thin Red Line,” “Schindler’s List” and “Evita.”

Previous CAS career achievement honorees include Ray Dolby, Walter Murch, Robert Altman and Jack Solomon, John Bonner, Bill Varney, Mike Minkler, and Scott Millan.

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