The cinematographer for “Fences,” the producer for “Jackie” and the director of “Moonlight” were all among the behind-the-scenes talent who were honored at the 2016 Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards at Exchange LA on Sunday Nov. 6.
The honorees featured a spread from many of the films considered contenders at the 2017 Academy Awards, and were selected from movies released during the year and presented prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Toronto and Venice and AFI.
Attendees at the awards ceremony included Mel Gibson, John Legend, Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams who each presented an award. Among the winners were Barry Jenkins who took home the breakthrough director award for his work on “Moonlight” and director Darren Aronofsky for his producing work on “Jackie.”
Check out a list of some of the winners and the stars who presented the awards below:
Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen, “Fences,” presented by Denzel Washington
Film Editor: Maryann Brandon, “Passengers” presented by director Morten Tyldum
Sound Mixers: Kevin O’Connell, Rob Mackenzie and Andy Wright, “Hacksaw Ridge,” presented by Mel Gibson
Producer: Darren Aronofsky, “Jackie,” presented by Natalie Portman
Composer: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land,” presented by John Legend
Production Designer: Patrice Vermette, “Arrival,” presented by Amy Adams
Lead Hair Stylist: Ken Walker, “Loving,” presented by Jeff Nichols
Screenwriter: Mike Mills, “20th Century Women,” presented by Ewan McGregor
Visual Effects: Craig Hammack, “Deepwater Horizon,” presented by Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg
Breakthrough Director: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight,” presented by Mahershala Ali
The awards were sponsored by Hamilton watches and Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. “Scandal” actress Bellamy Young served as emcee.