The Revenant and Game of Thrones amongst winners at the LMGI Awards 2016
After receiving three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, The Revenant’s incredibly successful awards period continued this weekend at the Location Managers Guild International Awards, taking home the award for Outstanding Locations in a Period Film. Portions of the film were shot on location in Alberta, Canada but the production later moved to Tierra del Fuego in search of more snow.
Hosted by David Doumeng, the third annual LMGI Awards took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Among the show’s sponsors were The Location Guide, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
Game of Thrones, HBO’s flagship production received the award for Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series. The show’s fifth season was filmed on a global scale, travelling to Spain, Northern Ireland and Croatia. These locations have been revisited for the show’s sixth season, which premiered yesterday.
Drug cartel thriller Sicario staring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro managed to walk away with the honour of Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film. Lending a sense of realism to the film’s narrative on Mexican drug trafficking, the production filmed on location in Mexico City and in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The award for Outstanding Film Commission was given to FilmL.A., Inc. California has seen a surge in shooting on location since its annual film incentive fund was increased to USD330 million in 2015. Los Angeles has hosted a large portion of these productions including The Disaster Artist and Gilmore Girls: Seasons.
Filmmaker Wes Anderson was among those to receive Honourary Awards, alongside Director Michael Mann and Location Manager Janice Polley.
The full list of winners are as follows:
LMGI Awards Honourees
Eva Monley Award, Wes Anderson
Humanitarian Award, Amy Brenneman and Brad Siblerling
Lifetime Achievement Award, Janice Polley, Location Manager
Trailblazer Award, Steve Dayan, Head of Local 399 Teamsters
LMGI Awards winners
Outstanding Locations in a Period Film, The Revenant, Location Managers: Robin Mounsey and Bruce Brownstein
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film, Sicario, Location Managers: S. Todd Christensen and Shani Orona
Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series, Game of Thrones, Season 5, Location Managers: Robert Boake and Tate Araez
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series, Sense8, Location Managers: Marco Giacalone and Bill Bowling
Outstanding Film Commission, FilmL.A., (Bosch)
Outstanding Locations in a Commercial, Chevy: Anthem, Location Managers: Sean Alquist (Los Angeles), Art Chalermphan (Bangkok), Daniel Fortuna (Rio), Jikesh Shah (Kolkata)
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