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HPA Announces Awards Nominees


The Hollywood Post Alliance announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The awards honor excellence in postproduction, recognizing the achievements of individuals and companies. The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the HPA Awards’ history.

The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Nov. 1.

The nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film

Tom Poole, Company 3

Stephen Nakamura, Company 3

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
James Norman, 1000volt

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Adam Glasman, Company 3

The Iron Lady
Rob Pizzey, Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

Game of Thrones – The Prince of Winterfell
Joe Finley, Modern VideoFilm

Magic City – Castles Made of Sand
Tony D’Amore, Technicolor Creative Services Hollywood

Hatfields & McCoys Miniseries – Night 2
Lorraine Grant

Castle – The Blue Butterfly
Tony Smith, Encore

Boardwalk Empire – 21
Martin Zeichner, Technicolor-PostWorks New York

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

Captain Morgan, “Secret Passage”
Tim Masick, Company 3

Audi, “Ahab”
Sean Coleman, Company 3

Chrysler, “Halftime in America”
Siggy Ferstl, Company 3

Ciroc, “Rat Pack”
Dave Hussey, Company 3

Elizabeth Arden, “Wonderstruck”
Tim Masick, Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius, La Classe Américaine
Anne-Sophie Bion

The Dark Knight Rises
Lee Smith, A.C.E.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. and Angus Wall, A.C.E.

Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E., Sikelia Productions

Marvel’s The Avengers
Jeff Ford, A.C.E. and Lisa Lassek

Outstanding Editing – Television

Breaking Bad – Face Off
Skip Macdonald, A.C.E.

Downton Abbey – Series 2 Episode 7
John Wilson, A.C.E., Carnival Film & Television

Boardwalk Empire – Under God’s Power She Flourishes
Kate Sanford, A.C.E.

Homeland – Pilot
Jordan Goldman and David Latham

Final Witness – Graveyard Love
Miky Wolf, Big Sky Editorial

Dexter – Those Kinds of Things
Louis Cioffi, A.C.E.

Outstanding Editing – Commercial

ESPN MLB, “Walk Off”
Jeff Ferruzzo, Outside Editorial

Werthers, “Magic”
Kristin McCasey, Therapy Studios

MasterCard, “Tango”
Chris Franklin, Big Sky Editorial

Miller64, “Living the Dream”
Jeff Ferruzzo, Outside Editorial

Telekom, “Life”
Doobie White, Therapy Studios

Outstanding Sound – Feature Film

The Hunger Games
Lon Bender, Bill Dean, Kris Fenske and Glynna Grimala, Soundelux
Mike Prestwood Smith and Michael Keller, Todd AO

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, E.J. Holowicki and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Skywalker Sound

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Skip Lievsay, Blake Leyh, Eliza Paley and Paul Urmson, Warner Bros. Sound

The Adventures of Tin Tin
Chris Ward, Brent Burge, Michael Hedges, Christopher Boyes and Andy Nelson, Park Road Post Production

Safe House
Conrad Kuhne, Chris Jenkins and Frank A. Montaño, Universal Studios Sound
Per Hallberg, Soundelux

Outstanding Sound – Television

Grimm – Pilot
Mark Lanza, Larry Mann, Alan Decker and Nello Torri, Universal Sound

Person of Interest – Matsya Nyaya
Scott Weber and Keith Rogers, Disney Digital Studio Services
Tom de Gorter and Matt Sawelson, Atomic Sound

Hatfields & McCoys Miniseries – Night 3
Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern

The Walking Dead – Beside the Dying Fire
Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Tim Farrell, Gary Rogers, Dan Hiland, Phil Barrie and Bartek Swiatek, Warner Bros. Sound

Homeland – Finale: Marine One
Craig Dellinger, Jonathan Golodner and Larry Goeb, Sony Pictures Studios
Alan Decker and Nello Torri, Universal Sound

Outstanding Sound – Commercial

Lurpak, “Rainbow”
Aaron Reynolds, Wave Studios

Nissan Leaf, “Gas Powered Everything”
Jimmy Hite, Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Durex, “Vinyl”
Jack Sedgwick, Wave Studios

Cadbury’s, “Twirly Gig”
Parv Thind, Wave Studios

Irish Road Safety, “Drug Driving Night Out”
Aaron Reynolds, Wave Studios

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film

Marvel’s The Avengers
Matt Holland, Tim Hey, Caterina Schiffers and Steve McGillen, Weta Digital

Marshall Krasser, Ben O’Brien, Sherry Hitch and Mike Conte, Industrial Light & Magic

John Carter
Zave Jackson, Helen Newby, Aymeric Perceval and Jamie Wood, Cinesite Ltd.

Alfred Murrle, Christoph Salzmann, Florian Schroeder and Paul Redican, Weta Digital

Marvel’s The Avengers
Nelson Sepulveda, Alan Travis, Peter Demarest and Chris Bayz, Industrial Light & Magic

Outstanding Compositing – Television

The River – Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Stephan Fleet, Mitch Gates, Charley Carlat and Sarah McGrail, Encore

Castle – Head Case
Mitch Gates, Rick Ramirez, Jeremy Jozwik and Brian McIntyre, Encore

Great Expectations – Episode 3
Henry Badgett, Stuart Bullen, Markus Kuha and Simon Rowe, BlueBolt

NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service – Rekindled
Bob Minshall, Mark Intravartolo, Jeremy Jozwik and Carrie Smith, Encore

Outstanding Compositing – Commercial

Sky Sports, “Do the Fold”
David Lebensfeld, Grant Miller, Nick Sorenson and John Martini, Ingenuity Engine

Tooheys Extra Dry, “Nocturnal Migration”
Colin Renshaw, Matt Chance and Urs Furrer, Alt.vfx

Chevy, “2012 Silverado”
Benjamin Walsh, Dominik Bauch and Nicholas Kim, Method Studios

BP, “Side By Side”
Glen Noren, Paul Rosckes, Marko Markewycz and Mark Walczak, Optimus

Trust Bank, “Bus”
David Lebensfeld, Grant Miller, Nick Sorenson and John Martini, Ingenuity Engine

In addition to the craft categories, the HPA will also honor winners of the engineering excellence award sponsored by NAB Show, present the HPA Judges award for creativity and innovation in postproduction and the Charles S. Swartz award, which recognizes broad and lasting contributions in the field of postproduction.

For information about the HPA Awards, visit

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