Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Twilight star Robert Pattinson presented Chris Weitz with the True Grit Director Award for A Better Life, a story about a Los Angeles illegal immigrant who his new truck will allow him to earn a better income for his family.
Antonio Banderas presented the Super Producer Award to Agustín Almodóvar, the younger brother of renowned writer-director Pedro Almodóvar. Yasmina Reza won the Screenwriter Award for her adaptation of her play Le Dieu du Carnage into the film by Roman Polanski, Carnage.
JJ Abrams presented the Film Editor Award to his long-time collaborators Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, saying "I found two collaborators who could do it all." They most recently worked together on Super 8.
Famed stuntman and stunt choreographer Vic Armstrong received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known for doubling for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Christopher Reeve as Superman, and is considered the world's most prolific according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The Behind the Camera Awards are given annually to spotlight the vital and highly creative work carried out behind the scenes to make a movie successful. Honourees are chosen based on the knowledgeable advice of professionals for each chosen category, from among the movies released during the year and/or presented at prestigious festivals of Cannes, Toronto and Venice and the Festival of the American Film Institute.
Complete list of winners for the 5th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards
TRUE GRIT DIRECTOR
Chris Weitz, A Better Life
Agustín Almodóvar, The Skin I Live In
Yasmina Reza, Carnage
Mark Ricker, The Help
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, Super 8
Janie Bryant, Mad Men
Russell Bobbitt, Cowboys & Aliens
VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
Scott Farrar, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Stunt Choreographer Vic Armstrong
WINNER OF THE HAMILTON SHORT MOVIE COMPETITION
Evelina De Gaudenzi