VIDEO from Hamilton and Synaptic Digital: 6th Annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards Honored Off Screen Heroes on October 28th in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- October 30, 2012- 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. This year's honorees and presenters have received over 47 Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA and SAG Awards and nominations.

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Chris Harrison hosted the awards with presentations by an elite list of award-winning actors, actresses and filmmakers including, Harrison Ford, Ewan McGregor, Brett Ratner, Paul Dano, Omar Sy, Mena Suvari, Lisa Bonet, Garcelle Beauvais, Ben Lyons, Lawrence Zarian and others.

The Hamilton Behind the Camera 2012 Awards honored:

  • Director Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
  • Screenwriter Zoe Kazan, "Ruby Sparks", selected in collaboration with the association DreamAgo
  • Producers Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustín, Enrique López Lavigne, and Ghislain Barrois, "The Impossible"
  • Production Designer Sharon Seymour, "Argo"
  • Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, "Life of Pi"
  • Film Editor Pietro Scalia, "Prometheus"
  • Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky, "The Hunger Games"
  • Property Master Andrew M. Siegel, "The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • Foreign Film Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, Directors "The Intouchables"
  • Lifetime Achievement in Film Editing Michael 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.

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