For years Hamilton Watch Company has been the sponsor of the Behind the Camera Awards – an event the brand created approximately 10 years ago to recognize those in filmmaking that are not seen on the screen—camera men, prop masters, costume designers, film editors and more.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, the brand presents the 7th annual Behind the Camera Awards (in conjunction with LA Confidential Magazine) at the Ebell in Hollywood to a host of recipients, with a star-studded presenter list. Presenters at the event include actor and Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor Bruce Dern, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor Casey Affleck, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated director, screenwriter and producer Jason Reitman, Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams, and award-winning actress Zoe Saldana. Actress Elisabeth Rohm of NBC’s Law & Order is hosting the awards ceremony.
The list of honorees and presenters for the Hamilton Behind the Camera 2013 Awards include:
- Director: David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
- Foreign Film/Director: Haiffa Al Mansour, “Wadjda”
- Screenwriters: Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper, “Out Of The Furnace”
- Producers: Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, “Dallas Buyers Club”
- Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins and Leah Daniels-Butler, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
- Production Designer: Jess Goncher, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
- Film Editor: Dana E. Glauberman, “Labor Day”
- Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson, “American Hustle”
- Property Master: Brad Einhorn, “Behind The Candelabra”
- Lifetime Achievement in Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael, ASC, “Nebraska”
Hamilton Watch Company has enjoyed more than 60 years of screen success, beginning in 1951 with the Oscar-nominated movie, The Frogmen wherein the brand equipped the movie’s naval divers with Hamilton watches – much as it had during World War II. Since then, Hamilton watches have appeared in more than 400 movies, with one of the early winners being the iconic Ventura watch worn by Elvis Presley in the 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. Subsequent hits include Men in Black and 2001 A Space Odyssey, and the recently released A Good Day to Die Hard. Coming soon is the release of the new crime-fiction movie Zulu (which closed the Cannes Film Festival) by Jerome Salle, in which a Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium watch adorns the wrist of Forest Whitaker.