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Winners Of The HPA Awards Announced

On November 12th, The Hollywood Post Alliance presented the Fifth Annual HPA Awards.  The HPA Awards honor the best of the best talent working behind the scenes in motion pictures, television and commercials.   A number of special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Creativity and Innovation were handed out during the event, the special awards had been announced earlier.

Below is a complete list of the evening’s award recipients:



Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film

“Alice in Wonderland”

Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading – Television 

“The Pacific – Episode Five”

Steve Porter // Riot

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial  

AT&T “Legends”

Siggy Ferstl // Company 3


Outstanding Editing – Feature Film


Lee Smith, A.C.E.


Outstanding Editing – Television

“Lost – The End”

Mark J. Goldman, Christopher Nelson, A.C.E., Stephen Semel, A.C.E., and Henk van Eeghen, A.C.E. // Touchstone Television

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

American Express “Geoffrey Canada”

Chris Franklin // Big Sky Editorial

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film     

“District 9”

Michael Hedges, Gilbert Lake, Brent Burge and Chris Ward // Park Road Post Production

Outstanding Sound – Television         

“House – Help Me”

Brad North, Joe DeAngelis, Luis Galdames and Jackie Oster // Universal Sound

Outstanding Sound – Commercial 

Devil “Theatrical Trailer #1”

David Brolin // Universal Studios

Phil Daccord // Giaronomo

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film


Erik Winquist, Robin Hollander, Erich Eder and Giuseppe Tagliavini // Weta Digital

Outstanding Compositing – Commercial

Kia Soul “This or That”

Diramid Harrison Murray, Russell Dodgson, Tim Osborne and Adam Rowland // Framestore


Lifetime Achievement Award:

Ted Gagliano, President of 20th Century Fox Feature Post Production

Engineering Excellence Award:


             Arnold + Richter Cine Technik (ARRI)

            Open EXR workflow

            Digital Vision

            Davio processor


Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

nextLAB Mobile


Custom Image Processing

Reliance MediaWorks


Gradient Effects


Light Iron Digital