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Awards Overview

Since 2006, the HPA Awards have been the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in an industry embracing an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies and creativity. Bestowed in a gala celebration each November, the Awards honor creative achievement, outstanding artistry, lifetime achievement, and engineering excellence.

The November 18 Awards gala tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase.

HPA is committed to your health, safety, and comfort while attending the HPA Awards. In accordance with industry and state guidelines, all attendees and participants will be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend. After purchasing your ticket, you will have the opportunity to upload your proof of vaccination into our secure system and complete pre-screening for entrance into the awards show. If you choose not to upload your proof of vaccination in advance, please bring proof of vaccination with you to the show, it will be checked before you enter the show.

We are taking the following extra precautions to keep our guests safe:

  • We ask that guests wear face masks while in the Theater.
  • We suggest guests wear masks at the pre-show reception and post show dessert party, when they are not eating or drinking.
  • The Legion Theater’s ventilation system is designed to bring in 100% outside air, ensuring no air is recirculated.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to awards@hpaonline.com for assistance.

 

2021 Awards Schedule

  • Sept. 10, 2020 – Sept. 7, 2021 Period of Eligibility for Entries
  • May 5, 2021 – Jun. 24, 2021 Submission Period – Engineering Excellence
  • Jun. 11, 2021 – Jul. 30, 2021 Submission Period – Creative Categories
  • July 18, 2021 Intent to Enter Petition for Deadline
  • July, 2021 Engineering Excellence Judging
  • August, 2021 Creative Judging Panels
  • Oct., 2021 Nominations Announced
  • November 18, 2021 Awards Gala

Awards Given

Creative Categories include Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. Special Awards may also be presented, including Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation, Charles S. Swartz Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


About the Trophy

The HPA Award symbolizes freedom of expression, mastery of an artist’s craft, and groundbreaking creative and technological achievement. The award trophy, designed by the superlative design team at Autodesk, physically embodies these qualities, portraying the limitless possibilities of imagination, collaboration and technical ingenuity that break out of constraints to realize today’s most challenging visions.


Event Details

November 18, 2021
Hollywood Legion Theater
2035 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Entry Rules, Fees and Upload

Engineering Excellence Call for Entries

Submission Period
May 5, 2021 – June 24, 2021

Creative Categories
Call for Entries

Submission Period
June 11, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Submission Fees

Creative Entry Submissions
  • $145 per submission for HPA members
  • $195 per submission for non-members
  • HPA Corporate member companies may submit all entries from that company under the membership rate.
  • Individual members may use the member rate for entries where that individual is the entrant.
Engineering Excellence Award Submissions
  • HPA Corporate Members – $450 per submission
  • Non-Members – $595 per submission
Payment Information
  • Payment may be made via credit card during the submission process, or by mailing in a check, or by ACH/EFT.
  • Payments made by check must be in US Funds only. Make check payable to: Hollywood Professional Association
  • In the case of EFT or ACH payments, HPA must receive the full amount of the entry fee in US Dollars. All transfer or  bank fees are the sender’s responsibility category.

Awards Press Kit

Mission

To promote creative artistry in the field of post production, and recognize the achievement of talent, innovation and engineering excellence in the larger professional media content industry.


Awards Given

Creative Categories include Color Grading, Editing, Sound and Visual Effects in Film, Television and Commercials. Special awards may also be presented, including Engineering Excellence, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation, Charles S. Swartz Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Attendees

The show attracts about 500 people and consistently sells out. Attendees are a broad mix of individuals in post production and the entertainment industry. This includes heads of the studios as well as executives, the top creative talent in post production, executives and management from post facilities, manufacturers of hardware and software, post supervisors, directors of photography, editors and representatives of the industry guilds, unions and professional associations, as well as individuals from the businesses that support post production.


About The Trophy

The HPA Award symbolizes freedom of expression, mastery of an artist’s craft, and groundbreaking creative and technological achievement. The award trophy, designed by the superlative design team at Autodesk, physically embodies these qualities, portraying the limitless possibilities of imagination, collaboration and technical ingenuity that break out of constraints to realize today’s most challenging visions.

Show Date

November, 2021

Press Contact

Chris Purse
chris@ignite.bz
818-980-3473

HPA Contact

Alicia Rock, Event and Program Manager
awards@hpaonline.com
818-273-1508


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HPA Awards Sponsors

Diamond Title Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Award Category Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Foundation Members

Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Organizations & Media Partners

The 2021 HPA Awards Creative Category nominees are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Picture Shop

“Candyman”
Natasha Leonnet // Company 3

“The Green Knight”
Alastor Pan Arnold // FotoKem

“Judas and the Black Messiah”
Tom Poole // Company 3

“Jungle Cruise”
Mitch Paulson // Company 3

“Minari”
David Cole // FotoKem 

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Picture Shop

“Lovecraft Country – Meet Me in Daegu”
Rory Gordon // ArsenalFX Color

“The Queen’s Gambit – End Game”
Steven Bodner // Light Iron

“Sweet Tooth – Big Man”
Walter Volpatto // Company 3

“The Underground Railroad – Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn”
Alex Bickel // Color Collective

“WandaVision – Previously On”
Matt Watson // Marvel Studios Finishing

 

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial
Sponsored by Picture Shop

Dior – “Spring-Summer 2021 Collection”
Tim Masick // Company 3  

Hyundai – “I’m In Charge”
Sofie Borup // Company 3

Lexus – “A New Era”
Matt Osborne // Company 3  

Toyota – “Jessica Long’s Story: Upstream”
Jill Bogdanowicz // Company 3  

Zara – “Spring Summer 2021 Campaign”
Tim Masick // Company 3

 

Outstanding Editing – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design 

“The Father”
Yorgos Lamprinos

“Minari”
Harry Yoon, ACE

“Soul”
Kevin Nolting, ACE

“Sound of Metal”
Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, ACE

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Alan Baumgarten, ACE

 

Outstanding Editing – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature (30 Minutes and Under)
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

“A Black Lady Sketch Show – Sister, May I Call You Oshun?”
Daysha Broadway, ACE, Stephanie Filo, ACE, Jessica Hernández, ACE

“Conan – DIY Conan”
Rob Ashe, Chris Heller, Matt Shaw 

“Hacks – Falling”
Susan Vaill, ACE 

“Hacks – Interview”
Marissa Mueller, Jessica Brunetto

“Hacks – There Is No Line”
Jessica Brunetto

“Hacks – Tunnel of Love”
Ali Greer

 

Outstanding Editing – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature (Over 30 Minutes)
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

“Allen v. Farrow – Episode 101”
Mikaela Shwer, Parker Laramie, Sara Newens

“His Dark Materials – The Scholar”
Sara Jones

“Lovecraft Country – Meet Me in Daegu”
Sean Albertson, ACE

“A Perfect Planet: The Sun”
Nigel Buck

“The Underground Railroad – Chapter 9: Indiana Winter”
Joi McMillon, ACE

 

Outstanding Sound – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS  

“Cherry”
Mark Binder, Elliot Hartley, Donald Flick, Trevor Cress, Matt Coby // IMN Creative

“Godzilla vs. Kong”
Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn // E Squared
Tom Ozanich, Dean A. Zupancic, Jason W. Jennings // Warner Bros Post Production Creative Services

“In the Heights”
Lewis Goldstein, John Marquis, Paul Urmson, Gina Alfano, Brian Bowles, Thomas Ryan,
Alex Soto // Parabolic

“Reminiscence”
Jeremy Peirson, Thomas Jones, Michael Babcock, Sarah Bourgeois, Jessie Pariseau // Warner Bros Post Production Creative Services

“Space Jam: A New Legacy”
Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn // E Squared
Tim LeBlanc, Michael Keller, Malte Bieler // Warner Bros Post Production Creative Services

“Sound of Metal”
Nicolas Becker, Carolina Santana // Sound Park
Carlos Cortés // SplendorOmnia
Michellee Couttolenc, Jaime Baksht // AstroLX

 

Outstanding Sound – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS

 “Lovecraft Country – Sundown”
Tim Kimmel, Marc Fishman, Mathew Waters, Paula Fairfield, Bradley Katona // The Formosa Group 

“Oslo”
Lewis Goldstein, Gina Alfano, Thomas Ryan, Alex Soto // Parabolic

“The Right Stuff – Flight”
Walt Newman, Darleen Stoker, Kenneth Young, Brad Sherman, Alex Gruzdev, Sanaa Kelley, Adam DeCoster, Chris McGreary // Warner Bros Post Production Creative Services

“Snowpiercer – Many Miles from Snowpiercer”
Sandra Portman, Kelly Cole, Bill Mellow, James Fonnyadt, Eric Mouawad, Gregorio Gomez // Sharpe Sound Studios

“Sweet Tooth – Out of the Deep Woods”
George Haddad, Chad Hughes, Alex Gruzdev, Brad Sherman, Julie Altus // Warner Bros Post Production Creative Services

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by ZEISS

“Black Widow”
David Hodgins, Hanzhi Tang, Ryan Duhaime, James Reid, Edmond Smith III // Digital Domain 

“Black Widow”
Sean Walker, Marvyn Young, Karl Rapley, Lily Lawrence, Timothy Walker // Weta Digital  

“Godzilla vs. Kong”
Pier Lefebvre, Michael Langford, Timucin Ozger, Sarang Deshpande, Joshua Toonen // MPC Film

“Jungle Cruise”
Luke Millar // Weta Digital
Chad Wiebe // Industrial Light & Magic
Jim Berney, JD Schwalm, Marla Henshaw 

“The Suicide Squad”
Mark Gee, Danielle Immerman, Mike Cozens, Jason Galeon, Makoto Hatanaka // Weta Digital

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Episodic (Under 13 Episodes) or Non-theatrical Feature
Sponsored by ZEISS

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – New World Order”
Johannes Bresser, Mark Smith, Alexia Cui, Paul Jenness, Sebastian Bommersheim // Weta Digital

“Loki – Journey Into Mystery”
Dan DeLeeuw, David Seager, Alexandra Greene, George Kuruvilla, Dan Mayer // Industrial Light & Magic

“Lovecraft Country – Jig-a-Bobo”
Kevin Blank, Robin Griffin // HBO
Pietro Ponti // Important Looking Pirates
Grant Walker // Framestore
Francois Dumoulin // RodeoFX

“The Mandalorian – Chapter 9: The Marshal”
Joe Bauer, Richard Bluff, Abbigail Keller, Hal Hickel, Jeff Capogreco // Industrial Light & Magic

“Star Trek: Discovery – Su’Kal”
Jason Michael Zimmerman, Ante Dekovic, Aleksandra Kochoska, Charles Collyer, Alexander Wood // CBS Television Studios

“WandaVision – The Series Finale”
Marion Spates, Suzanne Foster, R. Matt Smith, Simon Twine, Frankie Stellato // Digital Domain

 

Outstanding Visual Effects – Episodic (Over 13 Episodes)
Sponsored by ZEISS

“Grey’s Anatomy – Breathe”
Tim Carras, Andie Eikenberg, Bill Parker, Kenneth Armstrong, Chris Myers // Barnstorm VFX

“NCIS: Los Angeles – The Bear”
Carlo Vega, Manmeet Singh, Michael Carter, Dylan Chudzynski  // DigitalFilm Tree

“9-1-1: Lone Star – Hold the Line”
Brigitte Bourque, Tyler Deck, Jason Gottlieb, Josephine Noh, James Yates // FuseFX

“9-1-1 – The New Abnormal”
Jon Massey, Tony Pirzadeh, Timothy Cairns, Bryant Reif, Josephine Noh // FuseFX

“Supergirl – Welcome Back, Kara!”
Armen V. Kevorkian, Jennifer Mochinski, Alex Schade, Carlos Aldrey, Fabian Jimenez, Denys Shchukin // Encore VFX

 

Winners of the coveted Engineering Excellence Award which were previously announced include the ArchPlatform by ArchPlatform Technologies, OpenColorIO v2 by AutoDesk, Nuke by Foundry, and NearTime by Mo-Sys Engineering. The Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, a juried honor, will be awarded to Welcome to Chechnya and its director, David France, and Visual Effects Supervisor, Ryan Laney.

We look forward to welcoming you back, in person, on Thursday, November 18th, at the Hollywood Legion Theater in Hollywood for an evening of recognition and celebration.

Once you arrive at the Hollywood Legion Theater, you will be greeted by a COVID-19 Compliance Officer to confirm your vaccination, then proceed to will call where you name will be on the guest list.

To expedite your check-in process, please upload your proof of vaccination into our secure system and complete pre-screening for entrance into the awards show by CLICKING HERE. If you choose not to upload your proof of vaccination in advance, please bring proof of vaccination and ID with you to the show, it will be checked before you enter the show.

If you purchased a plus one ticket, please forward the above link to your guest so they may upload their vaccination information.

HPA is committed to your health, safety, and comfort while attending the HPA Awards. In accordance with industry and state guidelines, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend.

Event Schedule:
Doors open – 6:00 PM
Pre-show reception, food stations, full bar, live entertainment, and party – 6:00 PM
Awards show – Main Theater – 8:00 PM
Post-show champagne & dessert – 9:30 PM
Cocktail attire suggested

Location:
Hollywood Legion Theater
2035 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068-3238

Parking:
Free Parking is available for attendees across the street in LOT D. There will be ushers directing you were to park and to assist with crossing the street.
Click here for the parking map

Proof of Vaccination Upload:
Click here to upload your proof of vaccination

By attending the 2021 HPA Awards, you agree to the HPA COVID-19 POLICY

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 HPA Awards!

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