Oscars 2013 Update: CAS Nominations

And here’s your second shortlist of the day: The Cinema Audio Society.

That’s Sound Mixing, for those of you who don’t know.

Sound Editing is basically compiling all the different sounds, and making all the sounds that will be in the sound mix, and sound mixing is basically putting everything into what you hear when you watch the movie. So it’s basically mixing everything together, making certain things more noticeable than others, putting things in different channels (like when you hear the revving of a car in the rear speakers, but in the front you hear other effects and music and such), and putting the music and dialogue over everything. The real easy way to differentiate: Last year, Les Mis won for Mixing, and Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied (remember that?) for Editing.

So here are your Cinema Audio Society nominees:

Motion Picture – Live Action

Captain Phillips


Inside Llewyn Davis

Iron Man 3

Lone Survivor

At least three of these are my expected nominees — and that’s even before I do all the heavy thinking for tomorrow’s article. So that’s not surprising.

Iron Man 3 here is a bit surprising, and Lone Survivor here is as well. Just because both of those seem more like Editing nominees than Mixing nominees. So maybe they’ll be on both.

I’ll have to keep that in mind.

(Also, we know what’ll probably win here, right?)

Motion Picture – Animated

The Croods

Despicable Me 2


Monsters University

Walking With Dinosaurs

No surprise. They got the big four, and the fifth expected nominee isn’t eligible. So they went with dinosaurs. Cool.

So that’s what we got. I’m gonna look into this and report back tomorrow with my official picks.

As of now, all the guilds have posted nominees except the sound editors.


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