'The Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' Among HPA Awards Winner
The Hollywood Post Alliance also honored Ray Dolby with its Charles S. Swartz Award.
Marvel's The Avengers, Hugo, The Iron Lady and The Adventures of Tin Tin all picked up trophies at the 2012 HPA Awards, which were held Nov. 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance, the awards recognize outstanding contributions in post-production in 12 creative categories.
Avengers took home the award for feature film composting; Hugo claimed the prize for feature film editing; Iron Lady was recognized for its color grading; and Tin Tin took the award for sound.
On the television side, winners were Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Grimm and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Ray Dolby, founder and director emeritus of Dolby Laboratories, received the Charles S. Swartz Award for his contributions to image and sound recording technology. Sound designer and editor Walter Murch presented the award.
The winners of the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards are:
Outstanding Color Grading – Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories
Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film
“The Iron Lady”
Rob Pizzey // Company 3
Outstanding Color Grading – Television
“Game of Thrones – The Prince of Winterfell”
Joe Finley // Modern VideoFilm
Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial
Chrysler “Halftime in America”
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3
Outstanding Editing – Sponsored by Avid Technology
Outstanding Editing – Feature Film
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. // Sikelia Productions
Outstanding Editing – Television
"Downton Abbey – Series 2 Episode 7"
John Wilson, A.C.E. // Carnival Film & Television
Outstanding Editing – Commercial
Chris Franklin // Big Sky Editorial
Outstanding Sound – Feature Film
“The Adventures of Tin Tin”
Chris Ward, Brent Burge, Michael Hedges, Christopher Boyes and Andy Nelson // Park Road Post Production
Outstanding Sound – Television
“Grimm - Pilot"
Mark Lanza, Larry Mann, Alan Decker and Nello Torri // Universal Sound
Outstanding Sound – Commercial
Nissan Leaf “Gas Powered Everything”
Jimmy Hite // Margarita Mix Santa Monica
Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Nelson Sepulveda, Alan Travis, Peter Demarest and Chris Bayz // Industrial Light & Magic
Outstanding Compositing – Television
“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service – Rekindled”
Bob Minshall, Mark Intravartolo, Jeremy Jozwik and Carrie Smith // Encore
Outstanding Compositing – Commercial
Chevy “2012 Silverado”
Benjamin Walsh, Dominik Bauch and Nicholas Kim // Method Studios
Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production
Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories
Engineering Excellence Award
Cinnafilm – Tachyon
Crossroads Systems – StrongBox
Dolby Laboratories – Dolby® Atmos™
Sony Electronics – F65 Camera
HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production
Gradient Interactive – Sandbox