HPA Awards Presented In LA
November 11, 2011

HPA Awards Presented In LA

LOS ANGELES — Last night, the The Hollywood Post Alliance (www.hpaonline.com)  presented the Sixth Annual HPA Awards, honoring post professionals in 12 different creative categories, as well as for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity and Innovation. The HPA Awards were conceived to honor top talent working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials, along with the most innovative technologies in post.
This year’s winners are as follows: 

Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film  
“The Help”
Steven J. Scott - EFILM

Outstanding Color Grading – Television 
"Mad Men – Blowing Smoke” 
Tim Vincent - LaserPacific 
Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial   
Nissan “Zero” 
Siggy Ferstl (pictured) - Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film 
“The Social Network”
Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. 

Outstanding Editing – Television 
“Downton Abbey – Series 1 Episode 1” 
John Wilson, A.C.E. - Carnival Film & Television

Outstanding Editing – Commercial  
American Express “Curtain”
Chris Franklin - Big Sky Editorial

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film
“Green Lantern” 
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Rick Kline - Warner Bros. Post Production Services 
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers - Soundelux
Outstanding Sound – Television 
“House – Bombshells” 
Brad North, Joe DeAngelis, Luis Galdames and Jackie Oster -  Universal Studios Sound

Outstanding Sound – Commercial  
Dream House “Trailer #1”
David Brolin - Universal Studios Sound
Bill Neil - Buddha Jones Trailers 

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” 
Jeff Sutherland, Jason Billington, Chris Balog and Ben O’Brien -  Industrial Light & Magic 

Outstanding Compositing – Commercial 
Jameson “Fire”
Dan Glass, Gabby Gourrier, Chris Bankoff and Jeff Willette - Method Studios  

Outstanding Compositing – Television
“Boardwalk Empire – Boardwalk Empire”
Paul Graff, Brian Sales, Merysa Nichols and Jesse Siglow - Crazy Horse Effects, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Cyril Drabinsky, President and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

Engineering Excellence Award: 
Dolby Laboratories - Professional Reference Monitor
Sony Professional Solutions of America - OLED Monitor 
Lightcraft Technology - Previzion
IBM - Linear Tape File System

Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
Testronic Labs - File-Based QC Lab
Steven J. Scott of EFILM - “Tree of Life” DI Environment