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January 8, 2013 | By Susan King
"Lincoln," "Skyfall," "Frankenweenie" and "Modern Family" are among the nominees for the 49th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2012. The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominations Tuesday morning in six categories in features and television.  Vying for outstanding achievement in sound mixture for live-action motion pictures are "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty. " Nominees for animated motion pictures are  "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "The Lorax," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph.
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January 8, 2013 | By Susan King
"Lincoln," "Skyfall," "Frankenweenie" and "Modern Family" are among the nominees for the 49th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2012. The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominations Tuesday morning in six categories in features and television.  Vying for outstanding achievement in sound mixture for live-action motion pictures are "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty. " Nominees for animated motion pictures are  "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "The Lorax," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2004 | Susan King
Current project: Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland"; just completed Forster's "Stay." Joining the club: She's one of only three female rerecording mixers working in feature films. Credits: "Adaptation," "Panic Room," "Galaxy Quest," "Quills." The ingredients: "A rerecording mixer is responsible for taking elements of the soundtrack and blending them together into the final mix that you hear on the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2004 | Susan King
Current project: Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland"; just completed Forster's "Stay." Joining the club: She's one of only three female rerecording mixers working in feature films. Credits: "Adaptation," "Panic Room," "Galaxy Quest," "Quills." The ingredients: "A rerecording mixer is responsible for taking elements of the soundtrack and blending them together into the final mix that you hear on the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2009
Animated feature "Bolt," Chris Williams and Byron Howard "Kung Fu Panda," John Stevenson and Mark Osborne "Wall-E," Andrew Stanton -- Foreign-language film "The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany "The Class," France "Departures," Japan "Revanche," Austria "Waltz With Bashir," Israel -- Adapted screenplay "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," screenplay by Eric Roth; story by Roth and Robin Swicord "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley "Frost/Nixon," Peter Morgan "The Reader," David Hare "Slumdog
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
The first time Ed Novick and Mark Weingarten were competing for an Academy Award, in 2009 when Novick's "The Dark Knight" was up against Weingarten's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for the sound mixing Oscar, they both lost. The statuette went to the team for " Slumdog Millionaire. " FOR THE RECORD: Sound mixers: An article in the Feb. 23 Calendar section about Ed Novick and Mark Weingarten, longtime friends who were competing against one another as Oscar nominees for sound mixing, said that one of the few times they had ever worked together was on a musical called "Shag" that was never released in theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
There are always a lot of emotions on Oscar nomination day, but there was an especially bittersweet surge on Thursday when the late Heath Ledger's name was called out in the category of supporting actor for his portrayal of the maniacal Joker in "The Dark Knight" -- one year to the day after his death. Even as the team behind the Warner Bros. film embraced the posthumous honor for Ledger, it also dealt with the disappointment that the acclaimed blockbuster was left out of the best picture race.
NEWS
February 18, 2009 | Tom O'Neil
BEST PICTURE * "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" * "Frost/Nixon" * "Milk" * "The Reader" * "Slumdog Millionaire" SPOTLIGHT: The movie with the most nominations has won 15 times in 20 years, so that means "Curious Case," with its 13 bids, should have this all buttoned up, right? Nope. "Slumdog" is going into the Oscars with all of the buzz and momentum.
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July 6, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
The BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript to cross his desk in years. "The bold decisions that Heath has made with this performance are fascinating to watch," said Nolan, who had one hand perched on his hip and the other holding a curled finger to his chin.
NEWS
December 7, 2010 | By Tom O'Neil, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If God is in the details, then technical crafts are what make movies divine: exceptional art direction, editing, music, effects, sound mixing and makeup. These categories may seem boring on Oscar night, but pay careful attention and keep count. Movies with the most nominations and wins here tend to claim the best picture top prize. FOR THE RECORD: Gold Derby: The Gold Derby column in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said that if songwriter Diane Warren should be nominated and then lose, she would become Oscar's most nominated woman without a win with seven nods.
NEWS
November 21, 2007 | TOM O'NEIL
THIS year has huge drama in the cinematography race, where the legendary Roger Deakins has triple the average chance to finally win the Oscar that he's been due for a long time. This year, he shot three distinctive films: "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "No Country for Old Men" and "In the Valley of Elah."
NEWS
December 3, 2008 | Tom O'Neil
Oscar success is most impressive when a film sweeps. That means it has demonstrated strong support across the academy's branches, which can bolster its shot at claiming the top prize. Over the last 20 years, the movie with the most nominations has won best picture 15 times. That's why epics like "Australia" or blockbusters like "The Dark Knight" have an edge. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Favorites "Bolt" "Kung Fu Panda" "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" "Wall-E" "Waltz With Bashir" Spotlight: Over the seven-year history of this category, Pixar has won three times ("Ratatouille," "The Incredibles," "Finding Nemo")
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