On Nov. 13, entertainment’s biggest stars and the best behind-the-camera-talent descended upon the Avalon in Hollywood for a night of celebrating the year’s most acclaimed films.
In partnership with Los Angeles Confidential, the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards pays tribute to films released during the year, particularly those presented at prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Toronto, Venice and AFI, which just wrapped over the weekend. It’s no surprise festival darlings like the Jamie Dornan-starring Belfast and ultra-buzzy Princess Diana flick, Spencer, were among the top honorees. Hosted by comedian and Emmy-nominated Insecure actor Yvonne Orji, other winners included director Dennis Villeneuve for Dune and Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Lost Daughter.
“We are turning the spotlight around and shining it on those film professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes and we want you to know that we see you, we appreciate you and tonight, we applaud you,” Orji said in her welcome.
Though the night was dedicated to the crews and visionaries behind the best films of the year, the night was full of A-listers whose main duties were to present the various awards. The celebrity lineup included Dornan, Awkwafina, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Kelly Marie Tran, Regina King, Kristen Stewart, Javier Bardem, Mahershala Ali, Simon Rex, Marlee Matlin and Peter Sarsgaard.
“We do a lot of determining what the best things in art are,” Stewart said in her introduction of Larraín. “He may have convinced close to 200 devoted and obsessed cast and crew members that this movie is somehow theirs, but I think his greatness lies in his own personal and wild vision.”
See the full list of winners below.
Best Director: Pablo Larraín (Spencer)
Best Visionary Award: Dennis Villeneuve (Dune)
Best Screenwriter: Benjamin Cleary (Swan Song)
Best Producer Sean Baker (Red Rocket)
Best Breakthrough Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter)
Best Craft Achievement: Siân Heder, Geraud Brisson, Marius de Vries, Nick Baxter, Lisa Zagoria, Deborah Aquila (Coda)
Best Animated Film Award: Carlos Lopez Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon)
Best Costume Design: Antoinette Messam (The Harder They Fall)
Best Editor: Peter Sciberras (The Power of the Dog)
Best Sound Editing: Mandell Winter & David Esparza (The Guilty)
Best Property Master: Lindsay Moran (Mass)
Best Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos (Belfast)
Best Hair and Makeup: Stacey Morris & Carla Farmer (Coming 2 America)
Best Composer: Alexandre Desplat (The French Dispatch)
Photography by: Getty Images for Los Angeles Confidential / Hamilton Behind the Camera