Oscars 2011 Update: Cinema Audio Society Nominations

Today is a big day for Oscars. As in, two sets of guild nominees were announced. They’re really not big categories, but there are two updates. So that’s something. I deliberately waited until after lunch to write these up to give me something to do.

That’s what work is — a series of scheduling things to do to occupy your brain power.

So anyway, first we’re going to deal with the Cinema Audio Society nominees. These are for sound mixing. The Sound Editors Guild is gonna announce at some other point (which I think may be tomorrow). Also, remember: Sound Mixing involves all the sounds created from scratch. Like, the clippity cloppity of horse hooves. That’s sound mixing. Sound editing is all the available stuff, like dialogue and music. right.

Okay, so here are your Cinema Audio Society nominees:

  • Hanna
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Super 8

That’s really all I have. They typically match up sort of well against what the Oscars nominate, but it’s usually hit or miss at best. Last year, only 3 matched up (all Best Picture nominees), 2009 had 4 of 5, 2008 had 3/5, 2007 had 3/5, 2006 had 4/5, 2005 had 4/5, 2004 had 3/5… you get the point.

It seems like the ones that don’t line up are either Best Picture contenders they just want to get in on another category, or films out of left field. (It’s possible that they got in because they were on Sound Editing. I don’t know. That’s something I’ll have to look into for next week.)

Tune in about thirty minutes from now for the Costume Design Guild nominees. You know how we all love our costumes.

One response

  1. Thanks for the update and for the explanation of what sound mixing truly entails – it gives hose foley artists their due credit :)

    January 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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