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H’wood sound hear names

Webb honored for 36-year career

The eighth annual Cinema Audio Society awards for best sound mixing in film and television were held Saturday night at the Sheraton Universal Hotel’s grand ballroom, with a Beach Boys mini among the projects making a splash.

Emcee Don Novello, in his Father Guido Sarducci persona, and C.A.S. prexy Melissa Hoffmann led the ceremony as 375 members of the Hollywood sound community honored their own.

Sound mixer Jim Webb received a career achievement award for his 36 years of crafting the sound for feature films.

The sound mixing for a TV variety, music series or special award went to “Beatles Revolution” (Ken Hahn, David Jaunai and Ashley Howe), while “The West Wing” took the TV series mixing kudos (Dan Hiland, Gary D. Rogers and Mark Weingarten).

“The Beach Boys — An American Family” (Rick Alexander, Richard Rogers, Rick Hart and Edward Moskowitz) won the telefilm or miniseries award. Oscar hopeful “Gladiator” took the motion picture nod (Scott Millan, Bob Beemer and Ken Weston).