- Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017
- BURBANK, Calif.
The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards on Saturday night (4/8). The event honored the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in seven categories of film, television and commercials. The black-tie awards ceremony took place at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano served as host.
Hidden Figures and La La Land earned top feature honors--for Outstanding Locations in a Period Film, and Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film, respectively.
The Outstanding Film Commission honor was bestowed upon the Royal Film Commission of Jordan for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
TV winners were The Night Manager, The Crown, and Westworld. The latter two tied for Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series. The Night Manager earned distinction in the Contemporary TV Series category.
There was also a tie in the Commercials category--between Apple Macbook Pro’s “Bulbs” and Johnnie Walker’s “This Land is Your Land.”
Location manager Chris Baugh (Steve Jobs, Passengers) presented Oscar®-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, T2 Trainspotting) with the Eva Monley Award. Accepting the award on Boyle’s behalf was production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers). Founding LMGI member Lori Balton (Seabiscuit, Inception), the first location professional to be accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Trailblazer Award presented by director Brad Silberling (Reign, Jane the Virgin). Art director, location scout and photographer Stuart Raven Barter (Thelma & Louise, True Romance, European Marlboro campaign) received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by long-time collaborator and legendary commercial director Joe Pytka.
Below is a full rundown of the evening’s winners.
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
Eva Monley Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
STUART RAVEN BARTER
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES ***TIE***
The Crown - Pat Karam, Robert Bentley/LMGI
Westworld - Mandi Dillin/LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
The Night Manager - Tom Howard, Daniel Sampedro Palerm
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Royal Film Commission of Jordan - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL ***TIE***
"Bulbs" (Macbook Pro) - David Doumeng/LMGI, Charlie Love/LMGI
"This Land is Your Land" (Johnnie Walker) - JJ Levine/LMGI, Will Brewster/LMGI, Patrick Burn, Dana Hanby
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
Hidden Figures - Wes Hagan/LMGI, Dan Gorman/LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
La La Land - Robert Foulkes/LMGI, Steve Beimler/LMGI