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8 S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 C A S Q U A R T E R L Y O n February 18, the 53rd Cinema Audio Society Awards took place in the Bunker Hill Ballroom of the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. The event not only celebrated the incredible work in the field of sound mixing for pictures in 2016 but joined many old and new friends together. The elegant gala started off with a cocktail reception and dinner and, following the awards presentation, emceed by comedian Elayne Boosler, culminated in an after party hosted by the Awards Title Sponsor, Dolby Laboratories. This year, in add ition to previous annual awards given in the categories of Motion Pictures – Live Action, Mo- tion Pictures – Animated, Television Movies and Mini- Series, Television Series – One Hour, Television Series – Half-Hour, and Television Non-Fiction, Variety, Mu- b y K a r o l U r b a n C A S M P S E CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY RD AWARDS: A Night to Remember sic Series or Specials, the category for Motion Pictures – Documentary was added. The CAS is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate the unscripted nonfiction narrative artistry of sound mixing for documentary film- making. Additionally, our Outstanding Product Awards 2017 were presented as well as our highest honors of the CAS Filmmaker Award and the CAS Career Achievement Award. This year's Career Achievement honoree was the talented Oscar ® -nominated John Pritchett (Memoirs of a Geisha, Road to Perdition, There Will Be Blood). Scott Millan CAS and actor Jack Black presented the award in great ap- preciation of John Pritchett's stellar work. Jack Black clev- erly summed up the plight of sound for picture explain- ing that, while it is central to effective storytelling, it is

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