'Avatar,' 'District 9' Nab Hollywood Post Alliance Awards


Avatar and District 9 each picked up one more award, and the movies Alice in Wonderland and Inception also took home trophies as the Hollywood Post Alliance held its fifth annual HPA Awards on Thursday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The HPA Awards, which honor talent working behind the scenes, singled out Avatar for best compositing in a feature film; Alice for color grading using a DI process; Inception for editing; and District 9 for sound.

Television winners included miniseries The Pacific and episodes of Lost and House.

Ted Gagliano, president of 20th Century Fox Feature Post Production, was honored with the group's Lifetime Achievement Awards.

A complete list of winners follows

 

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

Inception

Lee Smith

 

Outstanding Editing - Television

Lost  - The End

Mark J. Goldman, Christopher Nelson, Stephen Semel and Henk van Eeghen// 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

Avatar

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

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

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

 

Engineering Excellence Award

ALEXA

Arnold + Richter Cine Technik (ARRI)

 

Open EXR workflow

Digital Vision

 

Davio processor

Cine-tal

 

Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation

nextLAB Mobile

FotoKem

 

Custom Image Processing

Reliance MediaWorks

 

GLoW

Gradient Effects

 

OUTPOST and LIGHTSTREAM

Light Iron Digital

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