Hamilton watches, in conjunction with Niche Media’s Los Angeles Confidential magazine, paid tribute to the brilliant behind-the-camera talents whose body of work contributed to the quality of motion picture or TV series at the 5th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards gala hosted at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. Hamilton watches is known for their pioneering role in the worlds of aviation and cinema as well as their innovative timekeeping technology. Los Angeles Confidential magazine is the premiere glossy publication in Los Angeles, celebrating the finest in fashion, art, beauty, culture, dining, entertainment, interior design, nightlife and travel.

Isaiah Mustafa hosted the awards show. An elite list of A-list actors, actresses and award-winning filmmakers including Robert Pattinson, Jon Hamm, Harrison Ford, Michael Bay, Antonio Banderas, Viola Davis, Jon Favreau, JJ Abrams presented the honorees.

The Hamilton Behind the Camera 2011 Awards honored:

  • Director Chris Weitz, “A Better Life”
  • Producer Agustin Almodovar, “The Skin I Live In”
  • Screenwriter Yasmina Reza, “Carnage”
  • Production Designer Mark Ricker, “The Help”
  • Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”
  • Film Editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, “Super 8”
  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant, “Mad Men”
  • Property Master Russell Bobbitt, “Cowboys & Aliens”
  • Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Stunt Choreographer Vic Armstrong, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Winner of the Hamilton Short movie competition

“Because of our long-standing relationship with Hollywood, Hamilton realizes that it takes the hard work and commitment of many talented professionals to put together the movies/TV series we all love so much,” said Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton International. “It is with tremendous gratitude that we honor these eleven off-screen heroes tonight who have devoted their lives to Hollywood, in order to create truly remarkable on-screen productions for everyone to enjoy.”

“Los Angeles Confidential and Niche Media are so honored to participate in such a preeminent event and congratulate all of the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards honorees,” says Alison Miller, Publisher Los Angeles Confidential.

The honorees were selected from movies/TV series 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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Hamilton: Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies.With products appearing in approximately 400 films, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood. The brand has a long-standing relationship with the film industry that started in 1951 with the Oscar-nominated movie “The Frogmen.”  The brand also boasts a strong aeronautical heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world with 160 production sites in Switzerland. www.hamiltonwatch.com

Los Angeles Confidential:Los Angeles Confidential, published by Niche Media, Los Angeles Confidential covers the hottest trends and most influential players and tastemakers from an insider’s point of view. Niche Media LLC, a subsidiary of Greenspun Media Group (GMG. GMG publications include Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS INC and Vegas2Go. GMG and Niche Media titles exceed 35,000 pages with a combined annual distribution of 19 million copies nationally.