Cinema Audio Society
CAS Oscar Sound Mixing
The Social Network The Social Network
True Grit True Grit
Shutter Island The King’s Speech
Black Swan Salt
CONCLUSION – Inception, True Grit, The Social Network
1 – Statistics
53% of the time CAS and Oscar Sound Mix match.
Have matched the last 2 years in a row and 3 of the last 4.
The last 2 years the CAS winner has also won Best Picture.
CONCLUSION – True Grit, Inception
2 – Precursors
There have been very little awards organizations to give out Sound awards, but Inception has won all of them.
CONCLUSION – Inception
3 – Genre
Very rarely does a non-action, thriller, war, musical, crime, period, epic film win this award. In the last 17 years, only 3 films have won CAS. However, those 3 films also won Oscar Sound Mix and Best Picture:
– 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire
– 1997 – Titanic
– 1996 – The Enlgish Patient
The majority of the Sound Mix winners are action-oriented. There are a select few that are not. Musicals, Epic Dramas or Romances tend to be the only other films that win. The King’s Speech is favored to win Best Picture, but I don’t think it’s action-packed enough to win CAS or Oscar Sound Mixing.
PREDICTION – Inception