Sixth annual LMGI Awards winners include Roma, Chernobyl and Mission Impossible – Fallout
Winners at the sixth annual LMGI Awards include Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Chernobyl while Mission: Impossible- Fallout and Roma won in the motion picture categories. Best commercial and Film Commission were also presented at the ceremony in Santa Monica.
The yearly LMGI Awards honour the outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world.
The black-tie awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of five hundred, including LMGI members, industry executives, international film commissions and press.
Mission Impossible – Fallout and Roma won in the motion picture categories, taking home awards for outstanding locations in a contemporary feature and period feature respectively.
Mission Impossible - Fallout saw Tom Cruise perform dramatic stunt sequences across the globe in France, UK, Abu Dhabi, Norway and New Zealand.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar winning Roma chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early seventies. The film was shot at locations throughout Mexico’s capital city.
In the television categories Chernobyl, which filmed in Lithuania, as well as the Ukrainian exclusion zone won the award for best locations in a period film. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan which shot in Montreal, Morocco, France and Washinton D.C took home the top prize for a contemporary television series.
Portugal-shot commercial Nujeen Mustafa was bestowed best locations in a commercial. The spot for National Geographic by agency 72andSunny chronicles the story of Nujeen, a Syrian refugee with Cerybl Palsey who on her journey from Syria to Germany. The spot was directed by Pulse Film’s Reed Morano and serviced by Ready to Shoot in Portugal.
In the outstanding film commission category, New Zealand’s Film Otago Southland were recognised for their support for screen productions. Recent films to have shot here include Mission Impossible – Fallout, A Wrinkle in Time and Alien: Covenant.
The LMGI awards also recognised celebrated had three honouree awards. Acclaimed Oscar-nominated director Peter Weir (Witness, The Truman Show) received the Eva Monley Award, which recognises and honours industry members who support the work of location professionals. Emmy Award winning actrees Holland Taylor accepted the award on Weir’s behalf.
Oscar-nominated producer Duncan Henderson (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Location Manager Michael J. Meehan, who has worked on many of Weir’s films including Dead Poets Society and Master and Commander. He is also an expert on sea-based films having worked as location manager on The Perfect Storm and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Lastly, Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man, 2 Fast 2 Furious) presented the Humanitarian Award to Hidden Film Group for their philanthropic reach across the globe, deep compassion and active engagement in raising awareness of human rights and social issues. Executive Producer Roxanne Taylor (pictured) accepted in person on behalf of herself, and management partners Deon Taylor and Robert F. Smith.
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
EVA MONLEY AWARD
Peter Weir (Witness, Dead
Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Location Manager Michael J. Meehan (Dead Poets Society, The Perfect Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Master and Commander)
Hidden Empire Film
Group’s Deon Taylor, Roxanne Taylor and Robert F. Smith
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Tom Clancy’s Jack
Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)
Arnaud Kaiser, Peggy Pridemore, Christian McWilliams, Lori Balton
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount Pictures)
Ben Piltz, David
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE
Horacio Rodriquez de Zamacona, Claudia Puebla Monge (pictured)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Nujeen Mustafa (National Geographic –72andSunny)
Jose Aragao, Luis Santos
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
KJ Jennings, Executive Manager
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