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New Categories Include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, and Sound for Documentary/Nonfiction and Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects

The HPA Awards Committee today announced nominees for the 2022 HPA Awards creative categories. Recognized as the standard bearer for creative accomplishment and technical innovation, the HPA Awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. This year’s categories have been expanded to include Outstanding Color Grading, Editing, and Sound for Documentary/Nonfiction and Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects.

The awards will return to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater for the second year on November 17, when the winners of the creative category honors will receive their awards in person. Tickets for the event are now on sale for HPA members and nominees at hpaonline.com.

Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards creative categories recognize outstanding achievement in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects for work in episodic, spots, and feature films.

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

“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 // 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 // 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 Lu, 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.

The HPA Awards are made possible through the generous support of diamond title sponsor Blackmagic Design; award category sponsors DTS and Picture Shop; cocktail reception sponsors Fuse FX, Light Iron, and ZEISS; registration sponsor Creative Solutions; dessert reception sponsors Bubble Agency, MediaSilo, and Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services Worldwide; and supporting sponsors Avid, AWS, Colorist Society, and Sohonet.

HPA thanks its industry partners the American Society of Cinematographers, American Cinema Editors, and Cinema Audio Society for their collaboration on craft categories. HPA thanks judging hosts Fotokem, Pixelogic, and Deluxe Digital Cinema for use of their facilities. For sponsorship or program advertising opportunities, contact Joyce Cataldo at jcataldo@hpaonline.com. More information about the HPA Awards and the Hollywood Professional Association can be found at www.hpaonline.com.

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