The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) today announced the nominees for the 2015 HPA Awards. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the HPA Awards, which honor artistic excellence and creative achievements within the greater post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard-bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry, which now embraces an expanding array of groundbreaking technologies, content management and media distribution.
The HPA Awards recognize outstanding achievement in Editing, Sound, Visual Effects and Color Grading for work in television, commercials, and feature films. The winners of the 10th Annual HPA Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony on November 12, 2015, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
The 2015 HPA Award nominees are:
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
        Charles Boileau // Post-Moderne
        "The Boxtrolls"
        John Daro // FotoKem
        Natasha Leonnet // Modern VideoFilm
        Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
        "Lady of Csejte"
        Keith Roush // Roush Media
        Steven J. Scott // Technicolor
Outstanding Color Grading - Television
        "Olive Kitteridge - Incoming Tide"
        Pankaj Bajpai // Encore
        "Boardwalk Empire - Golden Days for Boys and Girls" 
        John Crowley // Technicolor PostWorks NY
        "Sense8 - What's Going On?"
        Tony Dustin // Technicolor
        "Game of Thrones - Hardhome"
        Joe Finley // Chainsaw, Inc.
        "Masters of Sex - A Parliament of Owls"
        Matt Lear // Sony Pictures Television
Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial   
        Toyota - "Harrier"
        Siggy Ferstl // Company 3
        Lexus - "Face Off"
        Dave Hussey // Company 3
        Dodge - "Wisdom"
        Beau Leon // Company 3
        Lincoln - "Intro"
        Tom Poole // Company 3
        Caterpillar - "Lantern Festival"
        Rob Sciarratta // Company 3

 Outstanding Editing - Feature Film 

        Spencer Averick
Outstanding Editing Feature Film
        "American Sniper"
        Joel Cox, ACE; Gary Roach, ACE
        Tom Cross, ACE 
        "The Imitation Game"
        William Goldenberg, ACE
        Lee Smith, ACE
Outstanding Editing - Television
        "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways - Austin"
        Scott D. Hanson // Therapy Studios
        "VICE on HBO - Cold War 2.0"
        Rich Lowe
        "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways - Nashville"
        Kristin McCasey // Therapy Studios
        "House of Cards - Chapter 32"
        Cindy Mollo, ACE // Netflix
        "Game of Thrones - Hardhome"
        Tim Porter // Beyond the Wall Productions, Inc.
Outstanding Editing - Commercial 
        Adidas - "Takers"
        Steve Gandolfi // Cut+Run
        Fiat - "Alive"
        Kristin McCasey // Therapy Studio
        Skullcandy - "Push Play"
        Doobie White // Therapy Studios
        GNP Seguros - "World Cup"
        Doobie White // Therapy Studios
        Google - "Young Together"
        Miky Wolf // Big Sky Edit
Outstanding Sound - Feature Film
        Richard King, Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten // Warner Bros. Post Production Services
        "Mad Max: Fury Road"
        Mark Mangini, Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff // Warner Bros. Post Production Services
        "American Sniper"
        Alan Murray, Tom Ozanich, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff // Warner Bros. Post Production Services
        Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Martin Hernandez, Aaron Glascock // NBCUniversal StudioPost
        Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro // NBCUniversal StudioPost
Outstanding Sound - Television
        "Halt and Catch Fire - SETI"
         Sue Cahill, Keith Rogers, Scott Weber, Jane Boegel, Mark Cleary, Kevin McCullough // NBCUniversal StudioPost
        "Black Sails - XVIII"
        Benjamin Cook, Stefan Hendrix, Jeffrey Pitts, Sue Cahill, Onnalee Blank, Matthew Waters // Starz
        "Game of Thrones - Hardhome"
        Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Bradley Katona, Paul Bercovitch, Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters // Formosa Group
        "Banshee - You Can't Hide from the Dead"
        Bradley North, Joseph DeAngelis, Ken Kobett, Tiffany Griffith, David Werntz // Technicolor
        "Homeland - Redux"
        Nello Torri, Alan Decker // NBCUniversal StudioPost
        Craig Dellinger // Sony Sound Services
Outstanding Sound - Commercial  
        Medicontour - "Bi-Flex 1.8"
        Phil Bolland // Factory
        The Syria Campaign - "In Reverse"
        Jon Clarke // Factory
        Honda - "The Other Side"
        Tom Joyce, Anthony Moore // Factory
        Volvo - "The Swell"
        Aaron Reynolds // Wave Studios
        Prada - "The Battlefield"
        Miky Wolf // Big Sky Edit
Outstanding Visual Effects - Feature Film
        "Jurassic World" 
        Tim Alexander, Glen McIntosh, Tony Plett, Kevin Martel, Martyn Culpitt // Industrial Light & Magic
        Craig Hammack, Eddie Pasquarello, Francois Lambert, Maia Kayser, Barry Williams // Industrial Light & Magic
        "Into the Woods"
        Matt Johnson, Christian Irles, Daniel Tarmy, Nicolas Chevallier, Benoit Dubuc // MPC
        Ara Khanikian, Sebastien Moreau, Sebastien Francoeur, Patrick David, Laurent Spillemaecker // Rodeo FX
        "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
        Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White, Matt Aitken // Weta Digital
Outstanding Visual Effects - Television
        "Game of Thrones - The Dance of Dragons"
        Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Derek Spears, Eric Carney, Jabbar Raisani // Fire and Blood Productions
Outstanding Visual Effects - Television
        "Ripper Street - Whitechapel Terminus"
        Ed Bruce, Nicolas Murphy, John O'Connell, Joseph Courtis, Ronan Gantly // Screen Scene
        "Marvel's Agent Carter - Now Is Not The End"
        Sheena Duggal, Richard Bluff, Jay Mehta, Chad Taylor, Cody Gramstad // Industrial Light & Magic
        "Black Sails - XVIII"
        Erik Henry // Starz
        Ken Jones // Digital Domain
        Nic Spier // Shade FX
        Christina Spring, Bjorn Ahlstedt // Crazy Horse Effects
        "The Flash - Grodd Lives"
        Armen V. Kevorkian, Andranik Taranyan, Stefan Bredereck, Jason Shulman, Gevork Babityan // Encore VFX 
Outstanding Visual Effects - Commercial 
        Shell - "Shapeshifter"
        Russell Dodgson, Robert Herrington, Ahmed Gharraph, Rafael Camacho // Framestore UK
        Pepsi - "Halftime Touches Down"
        Chris Eckhardt, Michael Ralla // Framestore   
        General Electric - "Invention Donkey"
        Seth Gollub, Theo Jones, Russell Miller, Raul Ortego // Framestore NY
        "Game Of War - Decisions"
        Benjamin Walsh, Brian Burke, Ian Holland, Brandon Nelson // Method Studios
        Game Of War - "Time"
        Benjamin Walsh, Brian Burke, Ian Holland, Chris Perkowitz // Method Studios
A number of Special Award winners have been announced previously, including Leon Silverman, recipient of the 2015 HPA Lifetime Achievement Award. ESPN Digital Center 2 has also been recognized with the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, and five companies will be honored with awards for Engineering Excellence; Canon, Dolby Laboratories, Panasonic, Quantel, and Sony Electronics.
The 10th anniversary of the HPA Awards is expected to be a sold out affair and early ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets for the HPA Awards are on sale now and can be purchased online at For all inquiries, call the HPA at +1(213) 614.0860 or write at More information about the HPA Awards and the Hollywood Post Alliance can be found at Blackmagic Design, Dolby, Avid, NAB Show, Sohonet and Akiti are among the sponsors of the 2015 HPA Awards. 
About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE® ), the leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at
About the HPA® Awards
The HPA Awards were created to foster awareness and recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the professional media content industry, and build involvement in the Hollywood Post Alliance. The HPA is a partner of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE® ). Information about the HPA Awards is available at The HPA Awards will be presented with generous support from its Title Sponsor: Blackmagic Design; Engineering Title Sponsor: NAB Show; Foundation Members and Sponsors: Avid and Dolby Laboratories; Gold Sponsor: Sohonet; and Bronze Sponsor: Akiti.