Oscar 2007: Cineam Audio Society Honors No Country for Old Men

February 17, 2008–The industry's society of sound met Downtown Los Angeles Saturday for the 44th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, where the night's top prizes went to “No Country for Old Men,” special award honorees Bill Condon and Dennis Sands, and a recording device called the Zaxcom Deva 5.8.

The Coen Brothers' film won the kudo for achievement in motion picture sound mixing, beating out “Transformers,” “300,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Into the Wild.”

Award for sound mixing achievement in a TV series went to the “Living Doll” episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Other nods went to HBO's “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” in the television movie series category, “Species: The Awakening” for DVD original programming and “The Magic Flute” installation of the Great Performances at the Met” series in the non-fiction, variety, or music series/specials category.

Technical achievement awards, which were added to the award show only four years ago, went to the aforementioned Deva recorder for production technology achievement. Award for the piece of equipment used in post-production work went to the Digidesign Icon Console.

Sands, who was honored with the Career Achievement Award (the CAS's most esteemed honor) and Condon, who received the year's filmmaker award, recalled their prolific careers after each receiving standing ovations from the audience.