Spike Lee To Receive Trailblazer Award At 7th Annual LMGI Awards

Courtesy of LMGI

EXCLUSIVE: FIlmmaking icon Spike Lee will be honored by the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) with the Trailblazer Award at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards. The virtual awards show is set for October 24 at 2pm PT and will be hosted by Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter Two, Shadowhunters).

The news of Lee’s award was announced by LMGI President Mike Fantasia and Awards Co-chairs Lori Balton and John Rakich. This year’s LMGI Awards ceremony will celebrate the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First.”

“We are especially grateful that Mr. Lee has brought so much diverse talent into the industry,” said Awards Co-chair and former LMGI President Lori Balton. “Actors like Samuel Jackson, Rosie Perez and Giancarlo Esposito, but also so many of us working behind the scenes—Wynn Thomas, Ruth Carter, Ernest Dickerson and Brent Owens to name a few.  He is a Trailblazer on a number of levels.”

Lee is an Oscar winning film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. From She’s Gotta Have It to his recent Netflix drama Da 5 Bloods, Lee has been a pioneer in storytelling and filmmaking, exploring race relations, colorism in the Black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. His work has added numerous trophies to his mantle including an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and the Cannes Grand Prix. He has also received an Academy Honorary Award, an Honorary BAFTA Award, an Honorary César, and The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize among many others.

Lee’s iconic films Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, 4 Little Girls and She’s Gotta Have It were selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” His other works include Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, He Got Game, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Chi-Raq and BlacKkKlansman.

The LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.

Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian and the Eva Monley Awards, which recognize and honor industry members who support the work of location professionals, will be unveiled in the near future. Read the full list of this year’s LMGI Awards nominees below.

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE FILM
1917 – DreamWorks Pictures
Dolemite is My Name – Netflix
A Hidden Life – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Jojo Rabbit – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Little Women – SONY Pictures
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Columbia Pictures

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
6 Underground – Bay Films, Skydance Media, Netflix
Da 5 Bloods – 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Rahway Road Productions, Netflix
Extraction – Netflix
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – A24
Peanut Butter Falcon – Armory Films, Roadside Attractions

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
Babylon Berlin – X Filme Creative Pool, Netflix
The Crown: Season 3 – Netflix
Perry Mason – HBO
See: Season 1 – Apple TV+
Westworld: Season 3 – HBO
Wu-Tang: An American Saga – Hulu

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Giri/Haji – Netflix
Goliath: Season 3 – Amazon Prime Video
Killing Eve: Season 3 – BBC America
Messiah – Netflix
Treadstone – Captivate Entertainment, USA Network
White Lines – Netflix

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A LIMITED ANTHOLOGY TELEVISION
Belgravia – Epix
Catherine the Great – HBO
Little America – Apple TV+
The Plot Against America – HBO
The Spy – Netflix
ZeroZeroZero – Amazon Prime Video

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Ford: Human Power – Link – Primo
Georgetown Optician: Eyes Say More Than Words – Link – Design Army
Gucci: Of Course A Horse – Link – GE-Projects
Mask of the Zodiac – Link – Stink Shanghai
Renault Clio: The French Exchange – Link – Academy Films
Sprite “You Are Not Alone” – Link – Primo

OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Berlin Brandenberg Film Commission
The Municipality of Port Hope Marketing & Tourism Office, Port Hope, Ontario
New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission
Toscana Film Commission

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