The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) recently announced the 2018 nominees for the HPA Awards creative categories, recognizing excellence in color grading, editing, visual effects and sound. Deluxe Toronto Colorist Chris Wallace earned a nod for his outstanding work on visionary director Guillermo del Toro’s “Shape of Water;” the Deluxe Toronto sound team of Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern, Nelson Ferreira, Nathan Robitaille was also recognized for their contribution to the Oscar-winning drama. On the visual effects front, artists at Encore VFX were nominated for both “Supergirl” (For Good) and “Legends of the Tomorrow” (The Good The Bad and the Cuddly) in the Outstanding VFX – Television (over 13 episodes) category; led by VFX Supervisor and ECD Armen Kevorkian, the “Supergirl” team includes Gevork Babityan, Kris Cabrera, Jerry Chalupnik and Jason Shulman, and the “Legends of Tomorrow” team includes Andranik Taranyan, Jason Shulman, Dan Aprea and Lycee Anaya.
Congrats to the Deluxe Toronto and Encore VFX artisans on the well-deserved honor, and best of luck to all the nominees. Full list here.