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‘The Hobbit’ Nominated for Hollywood Post Alliance Award

HPAAwardsCongratulations to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the visual effects team at WETA Digital on the nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Feature Film in the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards.

The HPA Awards honour  ‘excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.’ There are 12 craft categories covering film, television and commercials.

The nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Feature Film category are:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White and Eric Reynolds // Weta Digital
  • Gravity  Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Max Solomon, Paul Beilby and Stuart Penn // Framestore
  • Maleficent Adam Valdez, Seth Maury, Kevin Hahn, David Seager and Carey Villegas // MPC
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier Russell Earl, Steve Rawlins, Johan Thorngren, Francois Lambert and Daniel Pearson // Industrial Light & Magic
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Keith Miller and Paul Story // Weta Digital

Joe Letteri is nominated for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as The Hobbit: DOS.

Winners of the 2014 HPA Awards will be announced on 6 November, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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