The Cinema Audio Society has named their choices for the best sound mixes of the year, and the biggest jaw-dropper is that apparently they heard something in Interstellar that the rest of us couldn't hear (literally, couldn't hear). How can this happen? And from a group of sound mixing professionals, no less!?!
For instance, a film like, say, Birdman (also nominated by the CAS) is a great example of a movie wherein the clarity of the sound recording and post-production mix does an excellent job of pulling you into the scene.
Two of the other nominees are ones I'm currently predicting for Oscar nods; American Sniper and Unbroken, although I have to think long and hard about the latter's real chances. Rounding out the five is Guardians of the Galaxy, which I wouldn't expect to score anywhere beyond effects and makeup with AMPAS.
The five CAS nominees, again, are:
Guardians of the Galaxy
The animated contenders after the cut.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
The Penguins of Madagascar
If it were up to me, this would be an easy win for Dragons 2, but sweeper mentality may ultimately see it go to The LEGO Movie.