‘Life of Pi’ wins big at 3D Society’s gala

Ang Lee film takes top awards at Creative Arts Ceremony

Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” was the big winner at the Intl. 3D Society’s fourth annual Creative Arts Ceremony Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton.

“Pi” took home three top awards: live-action 3D feature, stereography — live action and 3D sequence/moment of the year. “Brave” took 3D animation, “The Avengers” best conversion from 2D to 3D and “Katy Perry: Part of Me” live event.

“Our honorees demonstrated that 3D is really just beginning to tell its story,” said society president Jim Chabin. “But, the quality and breadth of content is very impressive.”

Lee won the Society’s Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, presented by Lloyd’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, and society co-chairman Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net. DreamWorks Animation received the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and distinguished achievement for 3D body of work. Panasonic was honored with the Society’s Century Award for its support of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games 3D broadcasts from London.

In all, the Intl. 3D Society handed out 25 honors for at the ceremony.