November 11, 2009


The Charles S. Swartz Award will be presented to Ben Burtt for his contributions to a number of iconic and Oscar-winning films. Paul Haggar will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his service and commitment to the field of post production. Haggar headed post production at Paramount for nearly two decades.

And Engineering Excellence Awards will be presented to DVS Digital Video Systems for its Clipster; Signiant for its content distribution management solution; and S. two Corporation for its OB-1 uncompressed digital recorder.

Nominees in the creative categories are as follows:

Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film in a DI Process

“Pride and Glory”           
Dave Cole // LaserPacific Media Corporation

“Julie & Julia”                               
Steven J. Scott // EFilm

Natasha Leonnet // EFilm
Outstanding Color Grading - Television

 “Four Single Fathers”   
Sergio Cremasco // Rumblefish

"Mad Men – The Jet Set”
Tim Vincent //LaserPacific Media Corporation.

“Yankee Stadium Tribute - Yogi's Bronx"                   
Siggy Ferstl // Company 3
Outstanding Color Grading - Commercial 

Pepsi “Pass”                               
Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3

American Express “Members Moments”
Valerie Junge // Big Sky Editorial                  

Jaguar “XJ Launch Film”                   
Alex Bickel // Outside Editorial

Outstanding Editing – Feature Film

“Star Trek”           
Maryann Brandon, A.C.E and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. // Paramount
“The Hurt Locker”       
Chris Innis and Bob Murawski

“Slumdog Millionaire”                           
Chris Dickens, A.C.E.

Outstanding Editing - Television

“Dollhouse – Omega”        
Harry B. Miller III, A.C.E

“Breaking Bad – ABQ”                       
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E. // Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Lie to Me – Season Finale”
David J. Siegel, A.C.E. and David C. Cook

Outstanding Editing - Commercial "Syndrome"
Chris Franklin // Big Sky Editorial

NASCAR “Start Er Up”
Neil Gust // Outside Editorial

Jaguar "XF/XK"                               
Neil Gust // Outside Editorial

Outstanding Audio Post - Feature Film

Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano, Scott Hecker and Eric Norris // Universal Studios Sound

E.J. Holowicki // Pixar Animation Studios
Tom Myers, Michael Silvers and Michael Semanick // Skywalker Sound

“Quantum of Solace”
Eddy Joseph // Soundelux London
Jimmy Boyle   

Outstanding Audio Post - Television

 “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Mascara”                  
David F. Van Slyke // Slick Sounds
 Ruth Adelman, Jivan Tahmizian, Bill Smith, Yuri Reese and Mace Matiosian // Todd-AO 

“Lost – The Incident”     
Tom de Gorter, Paula Fairfield, Carla Murray, Scott Weber and Frank Morrone // Walt Disney Studio Post Production Services

“Fringe - Unleashed”                            
Thomas Harris, Michael Ferdie, Chris Reeves, Mark Fleming and Tom Dahl // Walt Disney Studio Post Production Services

Outstanding Audio Post - Commercial

Sony “Extreme Detail Bond”
Parv Thind // Wave Recording Studios

Honda Fury “Unleashed”
Paul Hurtubise, Richard Cooperman and Thom Blackburn // Solid
Jeff Levy // Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Honda Civic “Grooves”
Nathan Dubin // Margarita Mix Santa Monica

Outstanding Compositing – Feature Film

“Star Trek”
Eddie Pasquarello, Grady Cofer, Greg Salter and Conny Fauser // Industrial Light & Magic

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”                
Nelson Sepulveda, Ben O’Brien, Matthew Brumit and Robert Hoffmeister // Industrial Light & Magic

Outstanding Compositing – Television

“House – House Divided”
Elan Soltes, Dan Lopez, Jeremy Jozwik and Changsoo Eun // Encore Hollywood

“Krupp – Eine Deutsche Familie”               
Thomas Tannenberger, Olcun Tan, Shane Cook and Josiah Howison // Gradient Effects

Outstanding Compositing - Commercial

NBA “Amazing Playoff Moments – Bird Steals the Ball”     
Geoff McAuliffe, Jimi Simmons, Sean McLean and Robin Hobart // Brickyard VFX

“The Day the Earth Stood Still - International Landmark Destruction Campaign”
Brady Beaubien and Brandon Peterson // Interlace

Toyota “Ninja Kittens”   
Colin Renshaw // Animal Logic