The Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards
Event Produced in Conjunction with Los Angeles Confidential Magazine –Presenters Included Harrison Ford, Mena Suvari, Ewan McGregor, Paul Dano, and Others.
Hamilton watches, known for their pioneering role in the worlds of aviation and cinema as well as their innovative timekeeping technology, hosted the 6th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards last night at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony, co-hosted by Niche Media’s Los Angeles Confidential magazine, paid tribute to the brilliant behind-the-scenes talents whose individual work has contributed to the quality of a motion picture and to the lasting impression that it has left on movie audiences.
Chris Harrison hosted the awards with presentations by an elite list of award-winning actors, actresses and filmmakers including, Lisa Bonet, Garcelle Beauvais, Harrison Ford, Mena Suvari, Ewan McGregor, Brett Ratner, Paul Dano, Ben Lyons, Lawrence Zarian and others.
The Hamilton Behind the Camera 2012 Awards honored:
- DIRECTORBenh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
- SCREENWRITERZoe Kazan, “Ruby Sparks”, selected in collaboration with the association DreamAgo
- PRODUCER Belen Atienza, Alvaro Augustin, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, and Ghislain Barrois, “The Impossible”
- PRODUCTION DESIGNER Sharon Seymour, “Argo”
- CINEMATOGRAPHERClaudio Miranda, “Life of Pi”
- FILM EDITORPietro Scalia, “Prometheus”
- COSTUME DESIGNERJudianna Makovsky, “The Hunger Games”
- PROPERTY MASTERAndrew M. Siegel, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
- FOREIGN FILM Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, Directors “The Intouchables”
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITINGMichael Kahn, “Lincoln”
In acknowledging the hard work of Belén Atienza and the other producers of “The Impossible”, Ewan McGregor said, “Throughout the process of making [the movie],” our producers, Belen, Alvaro, Ghislain and Enrique…felt a responsibility toward everyone touched by the tsunami to get it right and to honor their memories…I am so proud to be a part of this project, and I commend the producers for bringing it to the screen with sensitivity and truth.”
Of Hamilton’s relationship with Hollywood, Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton International said, “Watch making and filmmaking have a lot in common. They both take skill, patience, vision, and commitment. Most of all, they both take passion…the passion to reach and inspire people. Over the course of the six decades that we’ve collaborated with filmmakers, we have come to understand that from the props to the set design and from costumes to the screenwriting, all of the hard work done off-screen plays a critical role in creating the fantastic films we see onscreen. Tonight, we proudly acknowledged the special gifts these 14 talented individuals have been given and we thanked them for sharing those gifts with all of us.”
The honorees were selected from movies that were released during the year and/or qualified and presented at the most recent prestigious movie festivals of Cannes, Toronto and Venice as well as at the Festival of the American Film Institute.
It began 60 years ago
This Hamilton initiative was geared at adding an additional dimension to the brand’s long-standing relationship with the film industry. It started in 1951 with the Oscar-nominated movie “The Frogmen”. Actors playing naval diving heroes wore the same Hamilton watches as the American soldiers during the WWII. Since then the brand’s distinctive watches have caught the attention of the world’s leading screen stylists. Their eye-catching shapes, materials and designs earn them roles in the most diverse movie genres. Men in Black™ 3 represents the latest milestone for Hamilton, as the brand loaned more watches to this film than it has to any other title…
Hamilton extended its cinematographic career to roles not only in major Hollywood productions but also in European, Chinese or Russian movies. With roles in over 400 movies to its credit, Hamilton has certainly earned the title of Hollywood star. A glance at the list of the Hamilton movies and co-stars reads like an endless list of Academy Award nominations and blockbuster hits. And the tradition is set to continue with many new Hamilton appearances currently in production.
Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies.Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood, with products appearing in 400 films. The brand also boasts a strong aeronautical heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world with 160 production sites in Switzerland.
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