• Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
"Judas and the Black Messiah," "Tenet" take feature film honors At LMGI Awards
LaKeith Stanfield, foreground, and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from “Judas and the Black Messiah.” (photo by Glen Wilson/courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  • HOLLYWOOD, Calif.
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The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) unveiled and honored the winners of its 8th Annual LMGI Awards themed “Celebrate the Where” during a Saturday (10/23) ceremony across seven categories, 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. Topping the feature competition were Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros., location pros Bill Garvey, Tim Kanieski) and Tenet (Warner Bros., Janice Polley/LMGI, Julie Hannum/LMGI, Klaus Darrelman, LMGI) in the period and contemporary film categories, respectively.

The TV series winners were: The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix - David Pieper/LMGI, Stefan Wöhleke, Matt Graver/LMGI, Fred Kamping), The Crown – Season 4  (Netflix - Mark Walledge, Tate Aráez/LMGI) and Lupin (Netflix - Thomas De Sambi, Valerie Segond).

Apple Watch Series 6’s “It Already Does That” (Matt DeLoach/LMGI, Jof Hanwright/LMGI, Brent Gaffen, Galidan Nauber/LMGI) won for Outstanding Commercial, and the Savannah Regional Film Commission--The Underground Railroad (Beth Nelson/LMGI Partner) won for Outstanding Film Commission.
 
Hosted by actor and director Isaiah Mustafa, this year’s LMGI Awards returned to a virtual ceremony on a digital platform and streamed to a worldwide and more inclusive audience on YouTube and Vimeo.

John Rakich, LMGI president, said, "'International' isn’t a big enough word for what we do. It’s easy to imagine a scene taking place at any spot on the globe, or somewhere in outer space, or in a world that exists in a post-apocalyptic universe. It’s another thing to go out and find it. Every day we, the location professionals, make the impossible possible. Tonight, we celebrate the best of who we are. I congratulate all of our talented LMGI nominees.”
 
Oscar®-winning actress Marlee Matlin, whose lifetime advocacy for the deaf and hearing impaired is reflected in the highly acclaimed film CODA on Apple TV+, received the esteemed Humanitarian Award honoring the exemplary commitment that she has made to spotlight the deaf and hearing impaired throughout her award-winning career in the motion picture and television worlds. Emmy®-winning actress Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Elvis, Happiness) presented the award to Matlin.
 
David Yates, director of the last four Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts films, was bestowed this year’s distinguished Eva Monley Award, which recognizes and honors industry members who support the vision of location professionals, presented by veteran location manager Sue Quinn (Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, four Harry Potter films, Pirates of the Caribbean).
 
Location manager Aine Furey, a pioneer whose career spans almost four decades and over 400 hours of screen time, received the 2021 LMGI Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by producer Jeff King (The Umbrella Academy) and Art Hindle. Furey can easily be called a pioneer who was instrumental in establishing Ontario as an attractive production environment for film and television production.
 
Patricia Fay (Dante’s Peak, Assassins, Always, The Patriot), who spent many years traveling the country by trains, planes, snowmobiles and whatever it took as a location manager until her retirement in 2000, received the Trailblazer Award, presented by Emmy-winning production designer Jim Bissell (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mission Impossible: Ghost)
 
Committee chair of this year’s LMGI Awards was veteran location manager and LMGI president Rakich (Shadowhunters, Hemlock Grove, See). The program was produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein. 
 
2021 LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:

HONORARY AWARDS:

  • Humanitarian Award – Marlee Matlin
  • Eva Monley Award – David Yates
  • Trailblazer Award – Patricia Fay
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Aine Furey/ LMGI

 
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE FILM
Judas and the Black Messiah, Warner Bros
BILL GARVEY, TIM KANIESKI

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
Tenet, Warner Bros
JANICE POLLEY/LMGI, JULIE HANNUM/LMGI, KLAUS DARRELMAN/LMGI

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
The Crown - Season 4, Netflix
MARK WALLEDGE, TATE ARÁEZ/LMGI

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN  A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Lupin, Netflix
THOMAS De SAMBI, VALERIE SEGOND
 
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A TV SERIAL PROGRAM, ANTHOLOGY, OR LIMITED SERIES
The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix
DAVID PIEPER/LMGI, STEFAN WÖHLEKE, MATT GRAVER/LMGI, FRED KAMPING
 
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
"It Already Does That," Apple Watch Series 6 
MATT DeLOACH/LMGI, JOF HANWRIGHT/LMGI, BRENT GAFFEN
                 
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Savannah Regional Film Commission, The Underground Railroad
BETH NELSON      


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