Hamilton, being founded in 1892 in Lancaster, PA, has had quite the love affair with the film industry, with timepieces first being featured in the 1951 film, The Frogmen. This long history of Hamilton, now a part of the Swatch Group, having small supporting roles within films was the catalyst for the first Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in 2003 which initially only honored costume designers.
Now, this annual event presents awards to those behind the camera whose work directly impacts the emotional and visual experience of movie-goers.
Hollywood Life Magazine is Hamilton’s partner on the event. Hollywood Life is published six times a year and is also known for their own award events—theYoung Hollywood Awards, Breakthrough Awards and Hollywood Style Awards.
Here’s a small sampling of the awards:
Super Producer – Jon Kilik for The Driving Bell and the Butterfly. It is of note that Kilik has produced Cannes Film Festival winners three years in a row from 2005-7. (Photos by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images via View Images.com)
Jump to The 5th Annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards: Recognizing Those Behind the Scenes (Part II) to see who else was presented with awards and what stars did the presenting.