- GLENDALE, Calif.
The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) on Saturday (4/7) night. The motion picture winners were Dunkirk (filmed at the French location of the real evacuation and Malo-les-Bains) and Baby Driver (shot on locations throughout Atlanta). The TV series winners were Game of Thrones (filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta and other locations) and Ozark (shot in seven areas in Atlanta). The LMGI Awards spotlight international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. The black-tie awards ceremony and reception took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Comedian Jonah Ray (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Mystery Science Theater 300: The Return) served as host.
Writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar, Terminator Genisys) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Canadian location manager Rino Pace LMGI (Inception, Deadpool, Unforgiven). New York location pro Jimmy Ayoub LMGI presented the 2018 Trailblazer Award to New York location manager Josh Karan LMGI (founder, ALSAM).
Additional presenters included Tracie Thoms (Devil Wears Prada, Rent), Dennis Haysbert (24, Far From Heaven) and Kevin Daniels (Ladder 49). Location managers Mandie Dillin LMGI (Interstellar, Inception, Iron Man) and David Doumeng LMGI, both past LMGI Award winners, also presented awards at the gala along with Lori A. Balton LMGI (A Wrinkle In Time, Downsizing, Jack Ryan, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), founder and past president of the LMGI and the winner of the 2017 Trailblazer Award for being the first location professional accepted into the Academy.
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Rino Pace LMGI (Inception, Deadpool, Unforgiven)
Josh Karan LMGI (founder, ALSAM)
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
Game of Thrones, Robert Boake LMGI, Matt Jones LMGI, Tate Araez Guzman LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Ozark, Wes Hagan LMGI, Kevin Dowling LMGI, Patrick Rofoli
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment - Baby Driver, Christopher Hicks, Cardellia Hunter
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Volkswagon: "Atlas," Charlie Love LMGI, Jof Hanwright LMGI, John Hutchinson LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
Dunkirk, Ben Piltz, Arnaud Kaiser
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
Baby Driver, Doug Dresser LMGI, Kyle Hinshaw LMGI
Producers of this year’s LMGI Awards are co-chairpersons LMGI president Eric Klosterman and Robin Citrin.