HPA Announces Annual Awards

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Mon, 11/21/2022 - 08:24 -- Nick Dager

The HPA Awards returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects.  The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration.

Kim Waugh, right, receiving the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award from Jeff Nagler.The HPA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Kim Waugh, executive vice president of Worldwide Post Production Creative Services by Warner Bros. Discovery president of worldwide studio operations, Jeff Nagler.

Ignite Films took home the inaugural Jury Award for Outstanding Restoration for their work on Invaders from Mars.

Winners of the coveted Engineering Excellence Award, announced previously, include Color in the Cloud by Amazon Web Services; Arri for RevealL color science; LG for UltraFine Pro OLED HDR monitor; and Mo-Sys Engineering for LED Key.

The 2022 HPA Awards were made possible through the generous support of diamond title sponsor Blackmagic Design; awards category sponsors DTS and Picture Shop; cocktail reception sponsors FuseFX, Light Iron, and Zeiss; trophy sponsor LucidLink; registration sponsor Creative Solutions; dessert reception sponsors the Bubble Agency, MediaSilo, and Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services Worldwide; and event sponsors Deluxe, FotoKem, and Pixelogic; and supporting sponsors AVID, AWS, Colorist Society International, and Sohonet.

More information about the HPA Awards and a complete list of the winners can be found at www.hpaonline.com.