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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.

2022 Awards Schedule

  • September 8, 2021 – September 6, 2022 Period of Eligibility for Entries
  • April 13 – July 1, 2022 Submission Period – Engineering Excellence
  • June 1 – July 29, 2022 Submission Period – Creative Categories
  • July 17, 2022 Petition Deadline
  • July, 2022 Engineering Excellence Judging
  • August 10, 2022 Tickets Sales Open
  • August, 2022 Creative Judging Panels
  • October, 2022 Nominations Announced
  • November 17, 2022 Awards Gala

Awards Given

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

Event Details

November 17, 2022
Hollywood Legion Theater
2035 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

  • Doors Open – 6:00 PM PT
  • Pre-show Show Reception, Food Stations, Full-Bar, Live Entertainment, and Party – 6:00 PM PT
  • Awards Show – Main Theater – 8:00 PM PT
  • Post Show Champagne & Dessert to follow
  • Dress Code: Cocktail Attire Suggested

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Entry Rules, Fees and Upload

Engineering Excellence Call for Entries

Submission Period
April 13, 2022 – July 1, 2022

Creative Categories
Call for Entries

Submission Period
June 1, 2022 – July 29, 2022

Submission Fees

Creative Entry Submissions
  • $195 per submission for HPA members
  • $245 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 – $550 per submission
  • Non-Members – $695 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


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.


The show, which consistently sells out, attracts about 500 entertainment industry leaders: studio heads, post facility executives, the top creative talent in post production, hardware and software industry leaders, post supervisors, DPs, editors, and representatives of industry guilds, unions and professional associations.

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 17, 2022

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Chris Purse

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The 2022 HPA Awards Creative Category nominees are:


Outstanding Color Grading – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Picture Shop 

“The Batman”
David Cole // FotoKem

David Cole // FotoKem

“Nightmare Alley”
Stefan Sonnenfeld, Adam Nazarenko // Company 3

“No Time to Die”
Matt Wallach // Company 3

“Top Gun: Maverick”
Stefan Sonnenfeld, Adam Nazarenko // Company 3


Outstanding Color Grading – Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Picture Shop 

“1883 – 1883”
Mitch Paulson // Company 3

“Better Call Saul – Carrot and Stick”
Keith Shaw // Keep Me Posted

“Billy the Kid – The Rattler”
Mark Kueper // Picture Shop

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?”
Steven Bodner // Picture Shop

“Yellowstone – Half the Money”
Bob Festa // Company 3


Outstanding Color Grading – Documentary/Nonfiction
Sponsored by Picture Shop 

“Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever”
Natasha Leonnet // Company 3

“DIO: Dreamers Never Die”
Frederik Bokkenheuser // Picture Shop

“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”
John Persichetti // Picture Shop

“Our Great National Parks – A World of Wonder”
Dan Gill // Picture Shop

“The Rescue”
Stefan Sonnenfeld, Andrew Geary // Company 3


Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial
Sponsored by Picture Shop 

Amazon – “Kindness, the greatest gift”
Damien Vandercruyssen // Harbor

Mango – “A Mediterranean Dream”
Joseph Bicknell // Company 3

O2 – “The Everyhome”
Fernando Lui // Marla Colour Grading

Qantas – “I Still Call Australia Home”
Mark Gethin // TRAFIK

Zara – “Man Spring/Summer 2022”
Tim Masick // Company 3


Outstanding Editing – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE

Jeremy Milton, ACE

“No Time to Die”
Tom Cross, ACE, Elliot Graham, ACE

“Tick, Tick… Boom!”
Myron Kerstein, ACE, Andy Weisblum, ACE

“Top Gun: Maverick”
Eddie Hamilton, ACE


Outstanding Editing – Documentary/Nonfiction – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

Janus Billeskov Jansen

“How to Survive a Pandemic”
Tyler H. Walk, Adam Evans

“The Janes”
Kristen Huntley

“Lucy And Desi”
Robert A. Martinez

Langdon Page, Maya Daisy Hawke

“Summer of Soul”
Joshua L. Pearson


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

“Barry – 710N”
Franky Guttman

“Barry – starting now”
Ali Greer

“Before Dawn, Kabul Time”
Shannon Albrink

“Fast Foodies – Nikki Glaser”
Jason Le, Nathan Belt

“Hacks – The One, The Only”
John Daigle


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

“Black Bird – The Place I Lie”
Rob Bonz

“Moon Knight – The Goldfish Problem”
Cedric Nairn-Smith

“Severance – The We We Are”
Geoffrey Richman, ACE

“Stranger Things – Chapter Four: Dear Billy”
Dean Zimmerman, ACE, Casey Cichocki

“Succession – The Disruption”
Brian Kates


Outstanding Editing: Documentary/Nonfiction – Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design

“Dean Martin: King of Cool”
Tom Donahue

“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”
Simon Bryant, Jim Clark, Will Gilbey, Jacob Proctor, Pablo Noé, Lior Linevitz-Matthews, James Collett, Bill DeRonde, Asaf Eisenberg, Tim Perniciaro

“Prehistoric Planet – Coasts”
Richard Ketteridge, Andy Hague

“Selena + Chef – Kwame Onwuachi”
James Ciccarello, Blake Maddox

“Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known”
Joshua L. Pearson


Outstanding Sound – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS

“The Batman”
William Files, Douglas Murray, Lee Gilmore, Chris Terhune // Pacific Standard Sound
Andy Nelson // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett, Mac Ruth // Formosa Group

Wayne Pashley, Jamieson Shaw, David Lee // Big Bang Sound Design
Andy Nelson, Michael Keller // Warner Bros. Post Production Services

Shannon Mills, Nia Hansen, David E. Fluhr, CAS, Gabriel Guy, CAS Paul McGrath, CAS // Walt Disney Animation Studios

“The Matrix Resurrections”
Dane Davis, Stephanie L. Flack, Lars Ginzel, Matthias Lempert, Frank Kruse, Barry O’Sullivan // Warner Bros. Post Production Services


Outstanding Sound – Episode or Non-Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS

“Barry – 710N”
Sean Heissinger, Matthew E. Taylor, Rickley Dumm // Warner Bros. Post Production Services
Elmo Ponsdomenech, Teddy Salas // Sony Pictures Entertainment

“Baymax! – Kiko”
Shannon Mills, Cameron Barker, David E. Fluhr, CAS, Paul McGrath, CAS Kendall Demarest // Walt Disney Animation Studios

“Candy – The Fight”
Mark Binder, Elliot Hartley, Trevor Cress // IMN Creative

“Euphoria – Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”
Wylie Stateman, Anne Jimkes-Root, Austin Roth, Beso Kacharava, Bryant Fuhrman // 247SND

“The Sandman – 24/7”
Aaron Glascock, Christopher S. Aud, Curt Schulkey, Albert Gasser, Walter Spencer, Mike Horton // Warner Bros. Post Production Services


Outstanding Sound – Documentary/Nonfiction
Sponsored by DTS

“Becoming Cousteau”
Tony Volante, Daniel Timmons // Harbor

“The Biggest Little Farm: The Return”
Sue Gamsaragan Cahill, Keith Rogers, Steve Bucino, Johanna Turner, Jane Boegel-Koch // NBCUniversal StudioPost

Lewis Goldstein, Bennett Kerr, Jerell Suelto, Linzy Elliott, Alfred DeGrand // Parabolic

“Prehistoric Planet – Freshwater”
Richard Lambert, Jonny Crew, Tim Owens, Tim Mercer, Paul Ackerman // Films at 59

“The Princess”
Andrew Stirk, Jack Cheetham, Simon Gershon, Mike Grimes // The Project Post Ltd


Outstanding Visual Effects – Theatrical or Non-Theatrical Feature

“The Batman”
Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anthony Smith, Malcolm Humphreys, Michael James Allen // Industrial Light & Magic

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Joel Behrens, Alexandre Millet, Kazuki Takahashi, Juan Pablo Allgeier, Bryan Smeall // Digital Domain

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Julian Foddy, Jan Maroske, Koen Hofmeester, Sally Wilson, John Seru // Industrial Light & Magic

Scott Kersavage, Erin V. Ramos, David Hutchins, Christopher Hendryx // Walt Disney Animation Studios

“No Time to Die”
Mark Bakowski, Bruno Baron, Rob Shears, Steve Ellis, Denis Scolan // Industrial Light & Magic


 Outstanding Visual Effects – Episode or Series Season

“The Book of Boba Fett – Complete Season”
Richard Bluff, Abbigail Keller, Paul Kavanagh, Peter Demarest // Industrial Light & Magic
Bobo Skipper // Important Looking Pirates VFX

“Foundation – Season One”
Danilo Ivanisevic, Anthony Mimoz, Matthieu Bidault, Maxime Laroche, Lee Brunet // Rodeo FX, Inc.

“Foundation – Season One”
Adica Manis, Chris MacLean, Mike Enriquez // Apple TV+
Chris Keller, Jess Brown // DNEG

“Obi-Wan Kenobi – Complete Season”
Patrick Tubach, Pablo Helman, Eddie Pasquarello, David Shirk, Christopher Balog // Industrial Light & Magic

“Prehistoric Planet – Deserts”
Elliot Newman, Kirstin Hall, Seng Lau, Matt Marshall, Andy Hargreaves // MPC

“Stranger Things – Season Four”
Julien Hery, Antoine Sitruk, François Couette Karim El-Masry, Philip Harris-Genois // Rodeo FX, Inc.


Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects – Episode or Series Season

“Love, Death & Robots – Night of the Mini Dead”
Thomas Hullin, Josianne Côté, Tim Emeis, José Maximiano // Rodeo FX, Inc.

“The Morning Show – My Least Favorite Year”
Zsolt Poczos, Gary Romey, Jeremy Renteria, Sean Roth, Chris Stark // FuseFX

“See – Rock-a-Bye”
Chris Wright, Parker Chehak, Scott Riopelle
Javier Roca // El Ranchito
Tristan Zerafa // Pixomondo

“Severance – Season One”
Vadim Turchin, Nicole Melius, David Piombino, David Rouxel, Sean R. Findley // The Mill

“The Terminal List – Transience”
Jon Massey, Anthony Ceccomancini, Tom Reeder // Amazon Studios
Josephine Noh // FuseFX
Lawson Deming // Barnstorm VFX


Winners of the coveted Engineering Excellence Award were previously announced and include Amazon Web Services for Color in the Cloud; Arri for REVEAL Color Science; LG Electronics for LG UltraFine Pro OLED Monitor; and Mo-Sys Engineering for LED Key. The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Kim Waugh, Executive Vice President Worldwide, Post Production Creative Services, Warner Bros. Discovery at the HPA Awards gala.

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