Game of Thrones continued its post-series victory lap at the HPA Awards last night, taking two of the 12 prizes awarded in a range of categories recognizing achievements in editing, sound, color grading and VFX for TV, commercials and feature films.

In the episodic or non-theatrical feature film category, Joe Finley at Sim in Los Angeles won the award for outstanding color-grading for his work on GoT season 8 premiere, “Winterfell,” while Mohsen Mousavi of Scanline and Thomas Schelesny of Image Engine were named alongside VFX supervisors Joe Bauer and Ted Rae and VFX producer Steve Kullback for outstanding visual effects for a show with fewer than 13 episodes in the penultimate GoT installment, “The Bells.”

The award for VFX in an episodic series with more than 13 episodes went to Tommy Tran, Kevin Lingenfelser and Joseph Vincent Pike at FuseFX and Brandon Fayette and Brooke Noska at Twentieth Century Fox TV for The Orville‘s “Identity: Part II.”

The winning team for <i>The Orville</i>'s VFX.

The winning team for The Orville‘s VFX.
Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Also earning plaudits for episodic work were Veep editor Roger Nygard, ACE, whose work on “Pledge,” the third episode of season 7;  won in the 30 minutes and under category, Dean Zimmerman, ACE, and Katheryn Naranjo, who won in the category honoring longer episodes for Stranger Things season 3 episode 8, “The Battle of Starcourt,” and the Formosa Group team of Trevor Gates, MPSE, Jason Dotts, Jonathan Wales, Paul Knox and Walter Spencer for “Two Storms,” the sixth episode of The Haunting of Hill House.

Winners in the theatrical feature category included Natasha Leonnet of Efilm, for color grading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Fred Raskin, ACE, for editing Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, Tim LeBlanc, Tom Ozanich, MPSE at Warner Brothers and Erik Aadahl, MPSE, Nancy Nugent, MPSE, and Jason W. Jennings at E Squared for outstanding sound in Godzilla: King of Monsters; and Adam Valdez, Elliot Newman and Audrey Ferrara of MPC Film and Tom Peitzman of T&C Productions alongside Robert Legato, ASC, and Andrew R. Jones for The Lion King.

Finally, the awards for commercials went to Stephen Nakamura of Company 3 for color-grading Hennessy X.O.’s “The Seven Worlds” and to Mark Hills and Anthony Moore at Factory for outstanding sound in John Lewis & Partners’ “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Robert Legato, ASC, receives the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robert Legato, ASC (right), received the HPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Other awards given out last night included the HPA Engineering Excellence Award, which went to Adobe, Epic Games, Pixelworks, Portrait Displays and LG Electronics, the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation, which was given to They Shall Not Grow Old, the HPA Legacy Award, which went to longtime industry journalist Peter Caranicas, and the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award, which was handed to Robert Legato.

The complete list of winners and nominees, as provided by HPA, follows.

Outstanding Color Grading – Theatrical Feature
WINNER: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Natasha Leonnet // EFILM
“First Man”
Natasha Leonnet // EFILM
Steven J. Scott // Technicolor
“Green Book”
Walter Volpatto // FotoKem
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”
Tom Poole // Company 3
Michael Hatzer // Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature
WINNER: “Game of Thrones – Winterfell”
Joe Finley // Sim, Los Angeles
“The Handmaid’s Tale – Liars”
Bill Ferwerda // Deluxe Toronto
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy”
Steven Bodner // Light Iron
“I am the Night – Pilot”
Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3
“Gotham – Legend of the Dark Knight: The Trial of Jim Gordon”
Paul Westerbeck // Picture Shop
“The Man in The High Castle – Jahr Null”
Roy Vasich // Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial
WINNER: Hennessy X.O. – “The Seven Worlds”
Stephen Nakamura // Company 3
Zara – “Woman Campaign Spring Summer 2019”
Tim Masick // Company 3
Tiffany & Co. – “Believe in Dreams: A Tiffany Holiday”
James Tillett // Moving Picture Company
Palms Casino – “Unstatus Quo”
Ricky Gausis // Moving Picture Company
Audi – “Cashew”
Tom Poole // Company 3

Outstanding Editing – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design
WINNER: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
Fred Raskin, ACE
“Green Book”
Patrick J. Don Vito, ACE
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”
David Tedeschi, Damian Rodriguez
“The Other Side of the Wind”
Orson Welles, Bob Murawski, ACE
“A Star Is Born”
Jay Cassidy, ACE

Outstanding Editing – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature (30 Minutes and Under)
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design
WINNER: “VEEP – Pledge”
Roger Nygard, ACE
“Russian Doll – The Way Out”
Todd Downing
“Homecoming – Redwood”
Rosanne Tan, ACE
Jake Shaver, Shannon Albrink // Therapy Studios
“Russian Doll – Ariadne”
Laura Weinberg

Outstanding Editing – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature (Over 30 Minutes)
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design
WINNER: “Stranger Things – Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt”
Dean Zimmerman, ACE, Katheryn Naranjo
“Chernobyl – Vichnaya Pamyat”
Simon Smith, Jinx Godfrey // Sister Pictures
“Game of Thrones – The Iron Throne”
Katie Weiland, ACE
“Game of Thrones – The Long Night”
Tim Porter, ACE
“The Bodyguard – Episode One”
Steve Singleton

Outstanding Sound – Theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS
WINNER: “Godzilla: King of Monsters”
Tim LeBlanc, Tom Ozanich, MPSE // Warner Bros.
Erik Aadahl, MPSE, Nancy Nugent, MPSE, Jason W. Jennings // E Squared
Michael Keller, Kevin O’Connell // Warner Bros.
Bill R. Dean, MPSE, Erick Ocampo, Kelly Oxford, MPSE // Technicolor
Michael Babcock, David E. Fluhr, CAS, Jeff Sawyer, Chris Diebold, Harrison Meyle // Warner Bros.
Skip Lievsay, Sergio Diaz, Craig Henighan, Carlos Honc, Ruy Garcia, MPSE, Caleb Townsend
Tim LeBlanc // Warner Bros.
Peter Brown, Joe Dzuban, Stephen P. Robinson, MPSE, Eliot Connors, MPSE // Formosa Group

Outstanding Sound – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature
Sponsored by DTS
WINNER: “The Haunting of Hill House – Two Storms”
Trevor Gates, MPSE, Jason Dotts, Jonathan Wales, Paul Knox, Walter Spencer // Formosa Group
“Chernobyl – 1:23:45”
Stefan Henrix, Stuart Hilliker, Joe Beal, Michael Maroussas, Harry Barnes // Boom Post
“Deadwood: The Movie”
John W. Cook II, Bill Freesh, Mandell Winter, MPSE, Daniel Colman, MPSE, Ben Cook, MPSE, Micha Liberman // NBC Universal
“Game of Thrones – The Bells”
Tim Kimmel, MPSE, Onnalee Blank, CAS, Mathew Waters, CAS, Paula Fairfield, David Klotz
“Homecoming – Protocol”
John W. Cook II, Bill Freesh, Kevin Buchholz, Jeff A. Pitts, Ben Zales, Polly McKinnon // NBC Universal

Outstanding Sound – Commercial
Sponsored by DTS
WINNER: John Lewis & Partners – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Mark Hills, Anthony Moore // Factory
Audi – “Life”
Doobie White // Therapy Studios
Leonard Cheshire Disability – “Together Unstoppable”
Mark Hills // Factory
New York Times – “The Truth Is Worth It: Fearlessness”
Aaron Reynolds // Wave Studios NY
John Lewis & Partners – “The Boy and the Piano”
Anthony Moore // Factory

Outstanding Visual Effects – Theatrical Feature
WINNER: “The Lion King”
Robert Legato
Andrew R. Jones
Adam Valdez, Elliot Newman, Audrey Ferrara // MPC Film
Tom Peitzman // T&C Productions
“Avengers: Endgame”
Matt Aitken, Marvyn Young, Sidney Kombo-Kintombo, Sean Walker, David Conley // Weta Digital
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Alexis Wajsbrot, Sylvain Degrotte, Nathan McConnel, Stephen Kennedy, Jonathan Opgenhaffen // Framestore
“Alita: Battle Angel”
Eric Saindon, Michael Cozens, Dejan Momcilovic, Mark Haenga, Kevin Sherwood // Weta Digital
“Pokemon Detective Pikachu”
Jonathan Fawkner, Carlos Monzon, Gavin Mckenzie, Fabio Zangla, Dale Newton // Framestore

Outstanding Visual Effects – Episodic (Under 13 Episodes) or Non-theatrical Feature
WINNER: “Game of Thrones – The Bells”
Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Ted Rae
Mohsen Mousavi // Scanline
Thomas Schelesny // Image Engine
“Game of Thrones – The Long Night”
Martin Hill, Nicky Muir, Mike Perry, Mark Richardson, Darren Christie // Weta Digital
“The Umbrella Academy – The White Violin”
Everett Burrell, Misato Shinohara, Chris White, Jeff Campbell, Sebastien Bergeron
“The Man in the High Castle – Jahr Null”
Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain, William Parker, Saber Jlassi, Chris Parks // Barnstorm VFX
“Chernobyl – 1:23:45”
Lindsay McFarlane
Max Dennison, Clare Cheetham, Steven Godfrey, Luke Letkey // DNEG

Outstanding Visual Effects – Episodic (Over 13 Episodes)
WINNER: “The Orville – Identity: Part II”
Tommy Tran, Kevin Lingenfelser, Joseph Vincent Pike // FuseFX
Brandon Fayette, Brooke Noska // Twentieth Century FOX TV
“Hawaii Five-O – Ke iho mai nei ko luna”
Thomas Connors, Anthony Davis, Chad Schott, Gary Lopez, Adam Avitabile // Picture Shop
“9-1-1 – 7.1”
Jon Massey, Tony Pizadeh, Brigitte Bourque, Gavin Whelan, Kwon Choi // FuseFX
“Star Trek: Discovery – Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2”
Jason Zimmerman, Ante Dekovic, Aleksandra Kochoska, Charles Collyer, Alexander Wood // CBS Television Studios
“The Flash – King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd”
Armen V. Kevorkian, Joshua Spivack, Andranik Taranyan, Shirak Agresta, Jason Shulman // Encore VFX