'The Avengers', 'Game of Thrones' Among Winners at HPA Awards 2012
This year's mega blockbuster flick "The Avengers" has received an award at the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards 2012. Held on November 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A., the event also delivered its prizes to some 2011 movies which have received critical acclaims and even Oscar nominations.
While "Avengers" won the Outstanding Compositing gong, "The Iron Lady" grabbed the Outstanding Color Grading prize. "Hugo" and "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", meanwhile, received the Outstanding Editing and Outstanding Sound awards respectively.
Not only that, but the awards show also awarded some hit TV series including "Game of Thrones", which claimed the Outstanding Color Grading trophy. Other TV winners were "Downton Abbey", "Grimm" as well as "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service".
The HPA also honored Ray Dolby, the inventor of the noise reduction system Dolby NR. He received a Charles S. Swartz award thanks to his contribution to sound recording and image technology. The prestigious prize was presented by sound designer Walter Murch.
The Hollywood Post Alliance Awards was held to recognize outstanding contributions in post-production of feature films, TV series and commercials.
HPA Awards 2012 Winners:
- Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film: "The Iron Lady"
- Outstanding Color Grading - Television: "Game of Thrones" - "The Prince of Winterfell"
- Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial: Chrysler "Halftime in America"
- Outstanding Editing - Feature Film: "Hugo"
- Outstanding Editing - Television: "Downton Abbey" - Series 2 Episode 7
- Outstanding Editing - Commercial: MasterCard "Tango"
- Outstanding Sound - Feature Film: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn"
- Outstanding Sound - Television: "Grimm" - Pilot
- Outstanding Sound - Commercial: Nissan Leaf "Gas Powered Everything"
- Outstanding Compositing - Feature Film: "The Avengers"
- Outstanding Compositing - Television: "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" - "Rekindled"
- Outstanding Compositing - Commercial: Chevy "2012 Silverado"
- 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
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