'Game of Thrones,' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Iron Man 3′ Win Top Honors At First Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

Game of ThronesGame Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty won top honors for its location managers at this evening’s first Location Managers Guild of America Awards, which was held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The black-tie event, which was presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment, honors “outstanding and creative contributions of location professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials. haskell wexlerIn addition, filmmaker Alexander Payne (Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways) was given the Eva Monley Award for his dedicated understanding of the power of quality locations to enhance a story.” Billy Crystal presented the Humanitarian Award to cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who won Oscars for his work on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bound for Glory. Wexler was named one of the 10 most influential cinematographers in movie history by an International Cinematographers Guild survey for his body of work, which also includes In the Heat Of The Night, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (with Bill Butler), Matewan, Blaze and *61. Secret-Life-of-Walter-Mitty-6Commercial location scout Scott Dewees was given the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Sheri Davis, Director of the Inland Empire Film Commission, received the Trailblazer Award. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.

Besides the special awards, the full list of winners follows:

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Feature Film
Ilt Jones (Iron Man 3)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – TV Program
Robert Boake (Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Commercial
David Doumeng & Charlie Love (Nike)

Outstanding Location Feature Film
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Outstanding Location Television Program
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Film Commission
Albuquerque Film Commission (Breaking Bad & Lone Survivor)

    1. I wouldn’t go as far to say great directing, but it was beautifully shot and the locations were amazing.

  1. Sadly, as with most award ceremonies the true talent gets ignored. Game of Thrones vastly inexperienced Robert Boake “Location manages” a Studio and various long term set builds around Belfast, a quarry, farmland. The epic locations in the Series are managed by the two other vastly experienced Supervising Location Managers ( there are three on this project!!!) in Iceland and Croatia. Where were they?

  2. Uhhhh what about CBS’s “CRIMINAL MINDS” each and every episode takes place in a different US city all found and shot in Los Angeles….Alaska, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, you name it…we’ve shot it ALL in Los Angeles…..

  3. Sadly, as with most award wins come some hugely jealous and pathetic haters like ‘Martin’.
    Your statement is Vastly wrong, you obviously have no idea where the epic sets actually are located, and what Boake actually manages. Where were you??

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