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Awards

For Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Resul Pookutty
Ian Tapp
Richard Pryke

Television Movies and Mini-Series
John Adams, Episode 1: “Join or Die”
Jay Meagher, CAS
Mike Minkler, CAS
Bob Beemer, CAS

Television Series
24: “Redemption”
William F. Gocke, CAS
Michael Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials:
Deadliest Catch: ”No Mercy”
Bob Bronow, CAS
DVD Original Programming:
Smashing Pumpkins- If All Goes Wrong
Kerry Brown
Brian Slack

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Nominations

For Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing

Motion Pictures:
THE DARK KNIGHT
Ed Novick
Lora Hirschberg
Gary A. Rizzo

IRON MAN
Mark Ulano, CAS
Christopher Boyes
Lora Hirschberg

QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Chris Munro, CAS
Mike Prestwood Smith
Mark Taylor

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Resul Pookutty
Ian Tapp
Richard Pryke

WALL-E
Tom Myers
Michael Semanick, CAS

Television Movies and Mini-Series

Generation Kill, Episode 5: “A Burning Dog”
Danny Hambrook
Stuart Hilliker
Alexandros Sidiropoulous

John Adams, Episode 1: “Join or Die”
Jay Meagher, CAS
Mike Minkler, CAS
Bob Beemer, CAS

John Adams, Episode 2: “Independence”
Jay Meagher, CAS
Mike Minkler, CAS
Bob Beemer, CAS

John Adams, Episode 3: “Don’t Tread on Me”
Jay Meagher, CAS
Marc Fishman
Tony Lamberti

Recount
Gary Alper
Gary C. Bourgeois, CAS
Greg Orloff, CAS

Television Series

24: “Redemption”
William F. Gocke, CAS
Michael Olman, CAS
Kenneth Kobett, CAS

Dexter: Episode 5: “Turning Biminese”
Roger Pietschman, CAS
Elmo Ponsdomenech
Kevin Roache

House: “Lsst Resort”
Von Varge
Gerry Lentz, CAS
Rich Weingart, CAS

Lost: “Meet Kevin Johnson”
Robert Anderson, Jr., CAS
Frank Morrone, CAS
Scott Weber

Mad Men: “The Jet Set”
Peter Bentley
Ken Teaney, CAS
Geoffrey Rubay

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials:

American Idol: Season 7 Finale
Brian Riordan, CAS
Conner Moore

Deadliest Catch: ”No Mercy”
Bob Bronow, CAS

Great Performances at the Met: “La Boheme”
Bill King
Ken Hahn, CAS
Jay Saks
John Bowen

Great Performances: “Company”
Jorge Silva
Ken Hahn, CAS

Steve Miller Band Live in Chicago
Andy Johns
Brian Slack

DVD Original Programming:

Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
Carlos Sotolongo
Mark Fleming, CAS
Tom Dahl, CAS

Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
Nominees TBA

Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Andy Johns
Brian Slack

Smashing Pumpkins- If All Goes Wrong
Kerry Brown
Brian Slack

Wargames: The Dead Code
Terry O’Bright, CAS

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Tsangari: With my next film, White Knuckles, it comes with a budget — it’s going to be a huge new world for me. As always when I enter into a new thing, don’t you wonder how it’s going to be and how much of yourself you are going to have to sacrifice? The ballet of all of this. I’m already imaging the choreography — not of the camera, but the choreography of actually bringing it to life. It is as fascinating as the shooting itself. I find the producing as exciting as the directing. The one informs the other. There is this producer-director hat that I constantly wear. I’ve been thinking about these early auteurs, like Howard Hawks and John Ford and Preston Sturges—all of these guys basically were hired by the studio, and I doubt they had final cut, and somehow they had films that now we can say they had their signatures.  There are different ways of being creative within the parameters and limitations of production. The only thing you cannot negotiate is stupidity.
Filmmaker: And unfortunately, there is an abundance of that in the world.
Tsangari: This is the only big risk: stupidity. Everything else is completely worked out in the end.
~ Chevalier‘s Rachel Athina Tsangari

“The middle-range movies that I was doing have largely either stopped being made, or they’ve moved to television, now that television is a go-to medium for directors who can’t get work in theatricals, because there are so few theatricals being made. But also with the new miniseries concept, you can tell a long story in detail without having to cram it all into 90 minutes. You don’t have to cut the characters and take out the secondary people. You can actually put them all on a big canvas. And it is a big canvas, because people have bigger screens now, so there’s no aesthetic difference between the way you shoot a movie and the way you shoot a TV show.

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~ Joe Dante

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