October 01, 2019

The HPA Award Nominations Are Out…and Technicolor and MPC Earns Six Nods for VFX and Color

Technicolor and MPC artists were nominated for their outstanding work spanning theatrical features, episodic television, and commercials.

Technicolor and MPC are thrilled to be nominated for a total of six Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards this year. The awards honor the best creative achievements by those in the industry exhibiting a mastery of craft and technology. By combining outstanding artistry with innovation excellence, these are the behind-the-scenes talent who enable the most ambitious visions to be realized.

Here are the Technicolor nominations for HPA Awards this year:

  • Supervising Digital Colorist Michael Hatzer – nominated for Outstanding Color Grading on Us
  • Colorist Roy Vasich – nominated for Outstanding Color Grading on Man in the High Castle (Episode 310: Jahr Null)
  • Colorist Steve Scott on behalf of Technicolor was also nominated for Outstanding Color Grading on Roma
  • MPC Film VFX team of Adam Valdez , Elliot Newman, and Audrey Ferrara– nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects on The Lion King
  • MPC Colorist James Tillett—nominated for Outstanding Color Grading on Tiffany & Co. ‘Believe in Dreams: A Tiffany Holiday’
  • MPC Colorist Ricky Gausis—nominated for Outstanding Color Grading on Palms Casino ‘Unstatus Quo’

Of his nomination for Us, Hatzer explains "I couldn’t be more honored to have been nominated for this award. I really feel that Us is a special film that means a lot to me and my team, and we are thrilled that it's getting the attention it truly deserves."

Vasich describes the honor of contributing to The Man in the High Castle, "Working on a show like The Man in the High Castle is quite inspirational. With exceptional photography, production design, costumes, locations, etc., I feel a tremendous responsibility as a colorist to honor the vision of all the amazing artists involved. The Directors of Photography, Gonzalo Amat and Jim Hawkinson, are constantly pushing for new and inventive ways to tell the story of the show. Collaborating with them has been incredibly rewarding, both professionally and personally."

Adam Valdez, MPC VFX Supervisor, "I'm absolutely thrilled that MPC's hard work on The Lion King is being celebrated! Thank you to HPA for the nomination and congratulations to all the artists and production crew who worked on the movie."

Winners will be announced at the 2019 HPA Awards Show being held on Thursday, November 21, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to this year’s nominees and this well-deserved recognition of their work. Visit HPA online for the full list of nominees.