“Game of Thrones” and “Sense8” win for TV series at Location Managers Guild ceremony
“The Revenant” just keeps on winning.
The Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer, which counts three Oscars among its many trophies, also took the top prize for outstanding locations in a period film at the 3rd annual Location Managers Guild International Awards, which honor the contributions of location pros and film commissions.
The pic, helmed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, became famous – some would say notorious – for its long, difficult shoot in frigid locations in Canada and Patagonia.
“Sicario,” directed by Denis Villeneuve and shot along the embattled border between the U.S. and Mexico, won for outstanding locations in a contemporary film.
In television, season 5 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was honored for outstanding locations in a period TV series and Netflix’s “Sense8” took the trophy for outstanding locations in a contemporary series.
The LGMI Awards ceremony took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry execs and press. Location manager David Doumeng served as host.
Also at the ceremony, actor Tony Revolori (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) presented director Wes Anderson with the Eva Monley Award. Jeff Goldblum accepted the award on Anderson’s behalf.
Actress Amy Brenneman (“The Leftovers”) and director/executive producer Brad Silberling (“Jane the Virgin”) were honored with LMGI’s Humanitarian Award for their work with numerous charities and their commitment to social responsibility.
Director Michael Mann presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to supervising location manager Janice Polley (“Insurgent”)
Teamsters Local 399 head Steve Dayan (“City of Angels”) was presented with the Trailblazer Award by California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch and location manager Ilt Jones (“Transformers”).
Additional presenters included actor Christopher Guest (“The Princess Bride”), actress/director Melanie Mayron (“Jane the Virgin”), actress/comedienne Milana Vayntrub (“Life Happens”), actress Jillian Armenante (“Fresh Off the Boat”) and Association of Film Commissioners International executive director Kevin Clark.
A complete list of honorees:
Eva Monley Award
AMY BRENNEMAN and BRAD SILBERLING
Lifetime Achievement Award
JANICE POLLEY, Location Manager
STEVE DAYAN, Head of Local 399 Teamsters
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
Outstanding Locations in a Period Film
Location Managers: ROBIN MOUNSEY and BRUCE BROWNSTEIN
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film
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
Location Managers: MARCO GIACALONE and BILL BOWLING
Outstanding Film Commission
Outstanding Locations in a Commercial
Location Managers: SEAN ALQUIST (Los Angeles), ART CHALERMPHAN (Bangkok),
DANIEL FONTOURA (Rio), JIKESH SHAH (Kolkata)
Producers of this year’s LMGI Awards were co-chairs Robin Citrin and LMGI 1st VP Lori Balton.
Pictured above: Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”