'Slumdog' editor wins at HPA Awards


"Slumdog Millionaire" took the award for film editing while "Breaking Bad" copped the prize for TV editing at the Hollywood Post Alliance's fourth annual HPA Awards, held Thursday night at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.

The awards honor behind-the-scenes talent working in film, TV and commercials.

Special awards were presented to Ben Burtt, who received the Charles S. Swartz Award for outstanding contribution in the field of post production; Paul Haggar, Lifetime Achievement Award; and DVS Digital Video Systems, Signiant, S. two Corp., Engineering Excellence Award.

The winners were:

Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film in a DI Process
"Julie & Julia"                               
Steven J. Scott // EFilm

Outstanding Color Grading -- Television
"Yankee Stadium Tribute -- Yogi's Bronx"                   
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading -- Commercial
Pepsi "Pass"                               
Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3

Outstanding Editing -- Feature Film
"Slumdog Millionaire"                           
Chris Dickens, A.C.E.

Outstanding Editing -- Television
"Breaking Bad -- ABQ"                       
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E. // Sony Pictures Entertainment
       
Outstanding Editing -- Commercial
Jaguar "XF/XK"                               
Neil Gust // Outside Editorial

Outstanding Audio Post -- Feature Film
"WATCHMEN"                           
Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano, Scott Hecker and Eric Norris // Universal Studios Sound

Outstanding Audio Post -- Television
"Fringe - Unleashed"                            
Thomas Harris, Michael Ferdie, Chris Reeves, Mark Fleming and Tom Dahl // Walt Disney Studio Post Production Services

Outstanding Audio Post -- Commercial
Honda Civic "Grooves"
Nathan Dubin // Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Outstanding Compositing -- Feature Film
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"                
Nelson Sepulveda, Ben O'Brien, Matthew Brumit and Robert Hoffmeister // Industrial Light & Magic

Outstanding Compositing -- Television
"Krupp - Eine Deutsche Familie"               
Thomas Tannenberger, Olcun Tan, Shane Cook and Josiah Howison // Gradient Effects

Outstanding Compositing -- Commercial
Toyota "Ninja Kittens"       
Colin Renshaw // Animal Logic
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