Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
November 23, 2009

Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced

Los Angeles, Calif. - During a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance presented its Fourth Annual HPA Awards. The HPA Awards honor top behind-the-scenes talent working in motion pictures, television, and commercials. The Alliance also is handing out special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, and the Charles S. Swartz Award.
The winners of the 2009 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film in a DI Process

“Julie & Julia”
Steven J. Scott // EFilm

Outstanding Color Grading - Television

“Yankee Stadium Tribute - Yogi's Bronx"
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial

Pepsi “Pass”
Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

“Slumdog Millionaire”
Chris Dickens, A.C.E.

Outstanding Editing- Television

“Breaking Bad – ABQ”
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E. // Sony Pictures Entertainment

Outstanding Editing- Commercial

Jaguar "XF/XK"
Neil Gust // Outside Editorial

Outstanding Audio Post- Feature Film

Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano, Scott Hecker and Eric Norris // Universal Studios Sound

Outstanding Audio Post- Television

“Fringe - Unleashed”
Thomas Harris, Michael Ferdie, Chris Reeves, Mark Fleming and Tom Dahl // Walt Disney Studio Post Production Services

Outstanding Audio Post- Commercial

Honda Civic “Grooves”
Nathan Dubin // Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Nelson Sepulveda, Ben O’Brien, Matthew Brumit and Robert Hoffmeister // Industrial Light & Magic

Outstanding Compositing – Television

“Krupp – Eine Deutsche Familie”
Thomas Tannenberger, Olcun Tan, Shane Cook and Josiah Howison // Gradient Effects

Outstanding Compositing - Commercial

Toyota “Ninja Kittens”
Colin Renshaw // Animal Logic


The Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production:

Ben Burtt

The Hollywood Post Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award:

Paul Haggar

Engineering Excellence Award:

DVS Digital Video Systems
S. two Corporation