Five films will vie for top honors at the 48th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, the CAS announced Thursday.

The quintet of film nominees includes “Hanna,” “Hugo,” “Moneyball,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Super 8,” all of which have been nommed for outstanding achievement in sound mixing by the philanthropic nonprofit group.

The CAS also announced its technical awards and TV honors, which include miniseries, special and series.

Nominated TV series include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Dexter,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.”

“Our nominees this year reflect the best work done in motion pictures and television as determined by the voting membership of the Cinema Audio Society. I offer my sincere congratulations to each of the nominees,” said CAS prexy David E. Fluhr.

Awards will be presented Feb. 18 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

A career achievement award will be presented to re-recording mixer Scott Millan, and the CAS Filmmaker Award will go to director Rob Marshall at the ceremony.

The full list of nominees for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2011 are:

Motion Pictures

“Hanna”: production mixer: Roland Winke; re-recording mixers: Christopher Scarabosio, Craig Berkey, CAS; scoring mixer: Andrew Dudman

“Hugo”: production mixer: John Midgley; re-recording mixer: Tom Fleischman, CAS; scoring mixer: Simon Rhodes

“Moneyball”: production mixer: Ed Novick; re-recording mixers: Deb Adair, CAS; Ron Bochar, CAS; David Giammarco; scoring mixer: Brad Haenel

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”: production mixer: Lee Orloff, CAS; re-recording mixers: Paul Massey, CAS, Chris Boyes; scoring mixer: Alan Meyerson

“Super 8”: production mixer: Mark Ulano, CAS; re-recording Mixers: Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer; scoring mixer: Dan Wallin

Television (Series)

“Boardwalk Empire — To the Lost”: production mixer: Franklin D. Stettner, CAS; re-recording mixers: Tom Fleischman, CAS

“Breaking Bad — Face Off”: production mixer: Darryl L. Frank, CAS

re-recording mixers: Jeffery Perkins, Eric Justen

“Dexter — Just Let Go”: production mixer: Greg Agalsoff; re-recording mixers: Pete Elia, CAS, Kevin Roache, CAS

“Game of Thrones — Baelor”: production mixer: Ronan Hill; re-recording mixers: Mark Taylor, Doug Andham, CAS

“The Walking Dead — What Lies Ahead”: production mixer: Bartek Swiatek, CAS; re-recording mixers: Gary D. Rogers, CAS, Daniel J. Hiland, CAS

Television (Movies and Mini-Series)

“Cinema Verite”: production mixer: Petur Hliddal; re-recording mixers: Lora Hirschberg, Scott Lewis, Douglas Murray; scoring mixer: Greg Townley

“Innocent”: production mixer: Shane Connelly; re-recording mixers: Mark Hensley, Tamara Johnson, CAS

“The Kennedys: Hour 7”: production mixer: Henry Embry, CAS; re-recording mixer: Frank Morrone, CAS, Stephen Traub; scoring mixer: Larold Rebhun

“Mildred Pierce : Part 5”: production mixer: Drew Kunin; re-recording mixer: Leslie Shatz; scoring mixer: Todd Whitelock

“Too Big to Fail”: production mixer: James J. Sabat, CAS; re-recording mixers: Chris Jenkins, Robert J. Beemer, CAS; scoring mixer: Chris Fogel

Television (Non-Fiction, Variety or Music — Series or Specials)

“American Experience — Triangle Fire”: production mixer: G. John Garrett, CAS; production mixer: Rick Angelella; production mixer: Everett Wong; re-recording mixer: Coll Anderson

“Bobby Fischer Against the World”: production sound: Mark Maloof; re-recording mixer: Bill Marino

“Deadliest Catch: New Blood”: re-recording mixer: Bob Bronow, CAS

“Great Performances at the Met: Nixon in China”: re-recording mixer: Ken Hahn, CAS; music mixer: Jay Saks

“Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour”; production mixer: John Harris; re-recording mixer: Brian Riordan, CAS

Technical Awards


Calrec Apollo Broadcast Mixing Console (software release 1.6 and later)

Movie Slate Sound Dept. Plugin by Pureblend Software

Remote Audio Meon LiFe

Yamaha 01V96i Digital Mixer

Zaxcom Nomad Production Sound System


Acheron Designer Screen Channel Loudspeaker

Avid Pro Tools 10

Avid Eucon Protocol Version 2.6.2

Dolby Media Meter 2

Izotope Ozone 5 Advanced