Sunday evening marked the exciting conclusion of the winter awards season, and today Avid congratulates its many customers who were recognized as award nominees and winners at the Oscar®, GRAMMY®, and ACE Eddie Awards, collectively the world’s most prestigious ceremonies that honor music, film and television industry professionals. Avid and its customers were also recognized for their contributions to the craft of sound mixing in films and television at the 48th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards kicked things off on February 12, 2012, honoring dozens of our customers for their contributions and achievements in music and the recording arts. Artists, producers and engineers using Avid's audio solutions took home awards for Record and Song of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year, Best New Artist, and Pop, Alternative, R&B, Rap, Dance and Country Albums of the Year. Honored albums powered by Avid Pro Tools included Adele's 21, Kanye West's My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Chris Brown's F.A.M.E., Lady Antebellum's Own the Night and Bon Iver's Bon Iver.
At the 48th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, held on February 28, 2012, again our customers were honored for their work on Hugo, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture and Boardwalk Empire in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Television Series—both mixed on a System 5 digital audio console at Soundtrack NY. In addition, Pro Tools 10 received the CAS Technical Achievement Award for Post Production.
The 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards were also held on February 18, 2012, recognizing the most accomplished editors in television and film. Avid customers honored by the American Cinema Editors during the ceremony include: The Artist (Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical); Freedom Riders (Best Edited Documentary); Cinema Verite (Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television); Breaking Bad: “Face Off” (Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television); Curb your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken” (Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television); The Descendants (Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic); Rango (Best Edited Animated Feature Film). Joel Cox, A.C.E., (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Heading into the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, 2012, Avid customers were well represented—more than 40 were nominated for an Oscar. Eight out of the nine films nominated for best picture used Avid audio or video solutions, including—The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo, Moneyball, The Help, Tree of Life and War Horse. During the ceremony, The Artist, which was edited using Avid Media Composer, was named the winner in the Best Picture category, and customers also took home awards in the Animated Feature Film, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories.
Avid was also interviewed by some of the local Boston media to share in our excitement surrounding the highly-anticipated event. Check out: WCVB-TV Boston - Local Company Has Oscar Dreams.
Congratulations again to all of our customers on their creative achievements. As another season comes to a close and with the New Year already in full swing, we can’t wait to see how all of you will use Media Composer®, Pro Tools® and Sibelius® software and more to create the most prestigious, award-winning productions, and most loved media in the world.