Friday, November 11, 2011

Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Awards - winners

The Hollywood Post Alliance held its 6th annual HPA Awards last night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The winners in the film categories were The Help (Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process), The Social Network (Outstanding Editing), The Green Lantern (Outstanding Sound) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Outstanding Compositing).

In addition, one of the previously announced Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation went to Steven J. Scott of EFILM for Tree of Life.

For television, the winners were Mad Men (Outstanding Color Grading), Downton Abbey (Outstanding Editing), House (Outstanding Sound), and Boardwalk Empire (Outstanding Compositing).

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Cyril Drabinsky, the President and CEO of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.

The Hollywood Post Alliance is the trade association for the "professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content."


Complete list of winners for the 2011 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards

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 // 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 Service
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 – Television
Boardwalk Empire – Boardwalk Empire
Paul Graff, Brian Sales, Merysa Nichols and Jesse Siglow // Crazy Horse Effects, Inc.

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

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

Engineering Excellence Award
Dolby Laboratories // Professional Reference Monito
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

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