- LOS ANGELES
The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) unveiled the winners of its 7th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday (10/24) hosted by Isaiah Mustafa, honoring outstanding creative contributions of location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe, and recognizing outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. Celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First,” this year’s LMGI Awards broke with tradition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ceremony was presented on a digital platform and streamed to a worldwide and more inclusive audience via YouTube.
The Motion Picture winners are Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Columbia Pictures) and The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime Video). The Television Series winners are Perry Mason (HBO), Killing Eve (BBC America), and a tie between Little America (Apple TV+) and ZeroZeroZero (Amazon Prime Video) in a newly created category of Outstanding Locations in a Limited Anthology. Mask of Zodiak (designed to promote mask wearing) won for Outstanding Commercial and the Toscana Film Commission won for Outstanding Film Commission. 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.
Oscar®-winning director Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods, BlacKkKlansman, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X), whose films have reflected significant cultural and historical content with the highest quality, received the acclaimed LMGI Trailblazer Award honoring the groundbreaking spectrum of his extraordinary work over the past three decades, presented by location manager Tim Stacker (I Am Legend, BlacKkKlansman). Producer, director and Oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Mummy) was presented this year’s Eva Monley Award, which recognizes and honors industry members who support the vision of location professionals, presented by actor, writer and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver, Star Wars- The Last Jedi). Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) presented Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise with the esteemed Humanitarian Award, honoring him for establishing the Gary Sinise Foundation with the mission to serve and honor America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, Gold Star families and those in need. Veteran location manager Veronique Vowell (Cold Case, Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere, Ray Donovan, The Replacements, Angels in the Outfield, and The Distinguished Gentleman) received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by art director Corey Kaplan and production designer Jess Kender.
Committee co-chairs of this year’s LMGI Awards are veteran location managers Lori Balton and John Rakich.
Here’s a rundown of LMGI Awards winners:
2020 LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
Trailblazer Award – Spike Lee
Lifetime Acheivement Award – Veronique Vowell/ LMGI
Eva Monley Award – Christopher McQuarrie
Humanitarian Award – Gary Sinise
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE FILM
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Columbia Pictures
Rick Schuler /LMGI, Steve Mapel /LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – A24
Daniel Lee /LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
Perry Mason – HBO
Jonathan Jansen /LMGI, Alexander Georges /LMGI, Brian Kinney /LMGI, Alex Moreno /LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Killing Eve: Season 3 - BBC America
Jamie Parsons, Jordi Utset, Lucian Asan
(TIE) OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A LIMITED ANTHOLOGY TELEVISION
Little America – Apple TV+
Mike Hartel, Rocco Nisivoccia, Adrian Knight/LMGI
ZeroZeroZero – Amazon Prime Video
Gianni Antonio Grazioli, Christian Peritore, Juan Pablo Noval, Lily Flaschner, Virginia McCollam, Babacar Seck, Zoubir Belgsir, Hicham Jamaledine
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Mask of the Zodiac - Stink Shanghai
Ben Qian, Allen Cao
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Toscana Film Commission