We are in the final weekend of awards season before next week’s Academy Awards. There are two award shows this weekend, with tonight’s being the Cinema Audio Society awards for sound mixing. Once again Star Trek was nominated, but the sound mixers from Trek came home empty handed.
Star Trek Sound Mixers lose to The Hurt Locker
The 46th CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing were held tonight at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Star Trek’s Sound Production Mixer Tony Johnson, along with Re-recording Mixers Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Andy Nelson were nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Feature Film. They were going up against the sound mixers from Avatar, District 9, The Hurt Locker, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The winners were sound mixers Ray Beckett
and Paul N.J. Ottosson for The Hurt Locker. More details at The Wrap.
Tonight played out similar to last weekend’s result where Star Trek’s sound editors were nominated for a number of MPSE Awards, but lost out to Avatar and Inglorious Basterds.
Star Trek’s sound mixers and sound editors are also nominated for Oscars, but the guild winners are now the clear front-runners at the Academy Awards.
Star Trek sound designer Ben Burtt at CAS Awards
Star Trek Sounds
If you want to have fun with some more Star Trek sounds, here is a Star Trek soundboard.
White Ribbon wins for Cinematography
The American Society of Cinematographers also held their awards tonight. The cinematographers were one of two guilds that didn’t nominate Star Trek (the other being the Director’s Guild). The winner for best cinematography in a feature film went to Christian Berger for the German black-and-white film The White Ribbon. It beat Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Nine and Inglorious Basterds. For more results go to LA Times.
One more guild to go – then the Oscars
The main Award season is almost over. Tomorrow the Visual Effects Society is the last guild to hand out their honors. After that it is on to the Oscars next weekend, and later on will be the MTV and Empire awards. So far Star Trek has made history by collecting nominations at almost every award show, but the wins have been elusive.
Here is the award show scorecard, with a list of Star Trek nominations and the final result
- CSA: Best Casting (Studio Feature Film) [WON]
- People’s Choice: 5 nominations [No Wins]
- Critic’s Choice: 5 Nominations [No Wins]
- Golden Globes: no nominations
- SAG: Best Stunt Ensemble [WON]
- PGA: Best Picture [Loss to Hurt Locker]
- DGA: no nomination
- ADG: Best Production Design (Fantasy) [Loss to Avatar]
- ACE: Best Edited Film (Drama) [Loss to Hurt Locker]
- Grammys: Best Score Soundtrack [Loss to Up]
- WGA: Best Adapted Screenplay [Loss to Up in the Air]
- MPSE Best Sound Editing (3 categories: Music, Dialog, Sound Effects) [Loss to Avatar and Inglorious Basterds]
- BAFTAs: 2 nominations [No Wins]
- CDG: Best Costumes (Fantasy) [Loss to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus]
- Faith and Values: Best Mature Film [Loss to The Blind Side]
- ASC: no nomination
- CAS: Best Motion Picture Sound Mixing [Loss to The Hurt Locker]
Upcoming Award Shows
- VES: Best Visual Effects & Best Matte Painting (awards 2/28)
- Oscars: 4 nominations (awards 3/7)
- Empire: 3 nominations (awards 3/28)