The 7th annual LMGI Awards have named Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and The Last Black Man in San Francisco as its film location winners.
The awards spotlight international features, television, and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative.
The Location Managers Guild International /LMGI announced the winners in an online event hosted by Isaiah Mustafa, 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.
Celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First,” this year’s LMGI Awards broke with tradition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ceremony was presented on a digital platform and streamed to a worldwide audience.
“At a time when the industry is shifting under our collective feet, the LMGI Awards were a bright spot in a sea of pandemic angst, messaging solidarity, inclusion and hope,” said awards cochair and former LMGI president Lori Balton. “International Location Professionals serve the industry with tireless creativity and ingenuity. We are so proud of our Award recipients and nominees–they are all winners.”
The Television Series winners are Perry Mason (HBO), Killing Eve (BBC America) and a tie between Little America (Apple TV+) and ZeroZeroZero (Amazon Prime), all in a newly created category of Outstanding Locations in a Limited Anthology.
Mask of Zodiak won for Outstanding Commercial and Toscana Film Commission won for Outstanding Film Commission.
Oscar-winning director Spike Lee received the acclaimed LMGI Trailblazer Award honoring the groundbreaking spectrum of Lee’s extraordinary award-winning work over the past three decades, presented by Location Manager Tim Stacker (I Am Legend, BlacKkKlansman).
Producer, director and Oscar-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Mummy) was bestowed with this year’s Eva Monley Award, which recognizes and honors industry members who support the vision of location professionals, presented by actor, writer and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver).
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) presented Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise with the esteemed Humanitarian Award, honoring him for establishing the Gary Sinise Foundation with the mission to serve and honor America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, Gold Star families and those in need.
Veteran Location Manager Veronique Vowell (Cold Case, Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere, Ray Donovan, The Replacements, Angels in the Outfield, and The Distinguished Gentleman) received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Art Director Corey Kaplan and Production Designer Jess Kender.
Additional presenters included Noah Wyle (ER, The Red Line), Tim Williams (Travago, Geico Gekko, Tony the Tiger, Old Spice), Damaris Lewis (Pose, BlacKkKlansman, Fatale), Golden Calf winner Sylvia Hoeks (See, The Girl in the Spider’s Web), Jim Cashman (“Jamie” from Progressive), Graham McTavish (Rocky, Rambo, Hobbit Trilogy) and Blair Underwood (Rules for Engagement, Deep Impact, Gattaca). The program was produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein.
2020 LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
Trailblazer Award – Spike Lee
Lifetime Acheivement Award – Veronique Vowell/ LMGI
Eva Monley Award – Christopher McQuarrie
Humanitarian Award – Gary Sinise
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE FILM
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Columbia Pictures
Rick Schuler /LMGI, Steve Mapel /LMGI
1917 – DreamWorks Pictures, Emma Pill /LMGI
Dolemite is My Name – Netflix , David B. Lyons /LMGI, Russel Hadaya
A Hidden Life – Fox Searchlight Pictures, Markus Bensch /LMGI, Leo Baumgartner
Jojo Rabbit – Fox Searchlight Pictures, Jan Adler /LMGI
Little Women – SONY Pictures, Douglas Dresser /LMGI, Kyle “Snappy” Oliver /LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – A24
Daniel Lee /LMGI
6 Underground – Bay Films, Skydance Media, Netflix, Enrico Latella /LMGI, Simon Crook /LMGI
Da 5 Bloods – 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Netflix, Nui Voradet Emeam
Extraction – Netflix, Mary Barltrop /LMGI
Peanut Butter Falcon – Armory Films, Roadside Attractions, Jody Schiesser
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
Perry Mason – HBO
Jonathan Jansen /LMGI, Alexander Georges /LMGI,
Brian Kinney /LMGI, Alex Moreno /LMGI
Babylon Berlin:Season 3– X Filme Creative Pool, Netflix: David Pieper /LMGI
The Crown: Season 3 – Netflix, Pat Karam /LMGI, Pedro “Tate” Aråez /LMGI
See: Season 1 – Apple TV+, Trevor Brokop, Nick Bergstedt, Michael Gazetas /LMGI (posthumous)
Westworld: Season 3 – HBO , Mandi Dillin /LMGI, Michael Wesley /LMGI
Wu-Tang: An American Saga – Hulu, Rob Coleman, Mike Mizrahi, Dexter Wiseman
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Killing Eve: Season 3 – BBC America
Jamie Parsons, Jordi Utset, Lucian Asan
Gigi/Haji – Netflix, Antonia Grant, Idris Ahmed, Tooru Hayakawa, Katsumasa Morita
Goliath: Season 3 – Amazon Prime Video, Scott Poole, Errol Reichow /LMGI
Messiah – Netflix, Wendell Hinkle, Marco Giacalone /LMGI, Hilton Clay Peres /LMGI
Treadstone – Captivate Entertainment, USA Network, Imre Légmån /LMGI,
Rosita Cannata, Bong Cho, Wesker Hsing
White Lines – Netflix, Germån Traver, Leon Seth
**(TIE) OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A LIMITED ANTHOLOGY TELEVISION
*Little America – Apple TV+
Mike Hartel, Rocco Nisivoccia, Adrian Knight /LMGI
*ZeroZeroZero – Amazon Prime Video
Gianni Antonio Grazioli, Christian Peritore, Juan Pablo Noval,
Lily Flaschner, Virginia McCollam, Babacar Seck, Zoubir Belgsir,
Belgravia – Epix, Mark “Sparky” Ellis
Catherine the Great – HBO, Vytautas Riabovas, Kestas Cicenasas, Svetlana Lukash
The Plot Against America – HBO, Matthew Kania
The Spy – Netflix , Rabi El Bakki, Zsuzsa Gregua, Zsolt Valkony
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Mask of the Zodiac – Link – Stink Shanghai
Ben Qian, Allen Cao
Ford: Human Power – Link – Primo, Alejando Bresciani
Georgetown Optician: Eyes Say More Than Words – Link – Design Army, Dean Alexander
Gucci: Of Course A Horse – Link – GE-Projects, , Beau Bright
Renault Clio: The French Exchange – Link – Academy Films, Mark Jones, Eugene Strange
Sprite “You Are Not Alone” – Link – Primo, , Hernan Dal Maso
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Toscana 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