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HPA Awards Unveil Creative Category Winners


Los Angeles, CA - The HPA Awards turned the spotlight on the exemplary contributions of the post production industry tonight, honoring work in color grading, sound, editing, restoration, and visual effects for theatrical features, commercials, and episodics. Held at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre, additional honors included the HPA Judges' Award for Creativity and Innovation presented to Sphere, the Las Vegas venue being heralded as the future of entertainment. In addition, the previously announced winners of the coveted Engineering Excellence awards were honored.

To acknowledge the heart, spirit and difficulties of the past year the evening included an HPA-produced short film, Tribute to Post; a heartfelt salute to the resilient members of the post production community. Directed by Clyde Bessey of Origin Point, the short features commentary from industry luminaries Wendy Aylsworth; Jill Bogdanowicz; Mike Brodersen; Larry Chernoff; Michael Cioni; Carolyn Giardina; Seth Hallen; Nikki Jee; Rob Legato, ASC; Loren Nielsen; Sabrina Plisco, ACE; Leon Silverman and Mandy Walker, ASC-ACS.

The winners of the 2023 HPA Awards Creative Categories are:

Outstanding Color Grading - Live Action Theatrical Feature


Yvan Lucas // Company 3

The Fabelmans

Michael Hatzer // Picture Shop

Asteroid City

Gareth Spensley // Company 3


Kostas Theodosiou, Kristen Zimmerman // FotoKem (Winner)

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Tim Masick // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading - Animated Theatrical Feature


Susan Brunig // Pixar Animation Studios

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Jason Hanel // Company 3

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Natasha Leonnet // Picture Shop (Winner)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Mitch Paulson // Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading - Live Action Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature

Swarm - Stung

Alastor Pan Arnold // Keep Me Posted

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty - One Ring Don't Make a Dynasty

Walter Volpatto // Company 3 (Winner)

American Gigolo - Pilot

Shane Harris // Picture Shop

Great Expectations - Episode 2

Toby Tomkins // Harbor

Wednesday - Wednesday's Child Is Full of Woe

Siggy Ferstl// Company 3

Outstanding Color Grading - Documentary


Sam Daley // Light Iron

Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman

Taylor Black // Apache

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Stefan Sonnenfeld, Adam Nazarenko // Company 3

Chimp Empire - Paradise

Blair Wallace // Evolutions Post Production(Winner)

Shaq - From Shaquille to Shaq

Taylor Black // Apache

Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial

Zara - Man SS23 Studio Collection

Tim Masick // Company 3

Levi's - One Fair Exchange in the Greatest Story Ever Worn

Sofie Borup // Company 3

Expedia - Wisdom & Obi

Mark Gethin // Trafik (Winner)

Duracell x Williams Racing - Scream

Tyler Roth // Company 3

Belvedere - Daniel Craig

Matthieu Toullet // Company 3

Outstanding Editing - Theatrical Feature

Sponsored by Blackmagic Design


Nick Houy, ACE

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Eddie Hamilton, ACE


Jennifer Lame, ACE (Winner)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Michael Andrews, ACE

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Monika Willi

Outstanding Editing - Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature (30 Minutes and Under)

Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

The Righteous Gemstones - Burn for Burn, Wound for Wound, Stripe for Stripe

Justin Bourret, ACE

Barry - it takes a psycho

Franky Guttman, ACE

What We Do in the Shadows - Local News

A.J. Dickerson, ACE, Thomas Calder n

Barry - a nice meal

Ali Greer, ACE (Winner)

How To With John Wilson - How To Watch Birds

Cori Wapnowska

Outstanding Editing - Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature (Over 30 Minutes)

Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

The Last of Us - Endure and Survive

Timothy A. Good, ACE, Emily Mendez

White House Plumbers - The Beverly Hills Burglary

Erick Fefferman, Roger Nygard

Succession - With Open Eyes

Ken Eluto, ACE

The White Lotus - Arrivederci

John M. Valerio, ACE (Winner)

White House Plumbers - True Believers

Grady Cooper, Jon Merchen

Outstanding Editing - Documentary

Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

100 Foot Wave - Lost at Sea

Alex Keipper, Alex Bayer

A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Eric Schuman

Being Mary Tyler Moore

Mariah Rehmet

Branson - Episode 2, Atlantic

Paul Trewartha

Moonage Daydream

Brett Morgen (Winner)

Outstanding Sound - Theatrical Feature


Ai-Ling Lee, Kevin O'Connell, Dan Kenyon // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Scott Gershin, Chris Richardson, Masanobu Tomi' Tomita, Andrew Vernon, Dan Gamache // Sound Lab a Keywords Studio

Creed III

Aaron Glascock, Tom Ozanich, Walter Spencer, Curt Schulkey // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

John Wick: Chapter 4

Mark Stoeckinger, Andy Koyama, Casey Genton, Alan Rankin, Manfred Banach // Formosa Group (Winner)

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Jason W. Jennings, Julian Slater, Greg P. Russell, Paul Pirola, Ken McGill, Mia Stewart // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

Outstanding Sound - Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature

Star Trek: Picard - The Last Generation

Matthew E. Taylor, Michael Schapiro, Todd Grace, Ed Carr III, Ian Shedd // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

The Last of Us - Infected

Michael Benavente, Marc Fishman, Kevin Roache, Chris Terhune, Chris Battaglia // Formosa Group (Winner)

Barry - it takes a psycho

Sean Heissinger, Matthew E. Taylor, John Creed, Rickley Dumm // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

Elmo Ponsdomenech, Teddy Salas // Sony Pictures Entertainment

Wednesday - A Murder of Woes

Mike Baskerville, Jamie Sulek, John Loranger, Alastair Gray, Dan Sexton // Company 3

Star Trek: Strange New
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