Stranger Things and No Time to Die won the period TV and movie awards at the ninth annual Location Managers Guild International Awards. More than 400 attended the awards ceremony, including LMGI members, industry executives and press, held Aug 27 at LA Center Studios.
The LMGI Awards honors excellence in locations in film, television and commercials, in which filming locations set the tone, enrich the character, and enhance the narrative.
The winners’ locations ranged from the U.S. midwest to Italy. In fact, three of the top winners were filmed in Italy.
Period TV: STRANGER THINGS shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania.
Period Film: NO TIME TO DIE filmed in London, Norway, Jamaica, The Faroe Islands and Italy.
Contemporary TV: SUCCESSION filmed
Contemporary Film: HOUSE OF GUCCI filmed throughout Italy in Milan, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps.
TV Limited Series: STATION ELEVEN filmed around Ontario, Canada and Chicago, Illinois).
Awards honorees included Martin Scorsese and Orlando Bloom, who were not present, but gave acceptance speeches via pre-recorded video.
Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese received the prestigious Eva Monley Award, honoring his more than 50 years of extraordinary award-winning work, presented by Location Manager Mike Fantasia (Top Gun, Maverick).
British actor Orlando Bloom, whose role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shed light on the plight of Ukrainian children forced to evacuate their country amid the ongoing Russian invasion, was bestowed with the esteemed LMGI Humanitarian Award, presented by Megan Henderson, co-anchor of “KTLA Morning News.”
Production Designer and longtime friend Clay Griffith (Jerry Maguire) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to 35-year veteran Location Manager Joe Panzarella, LMGI (Midnight Run, L.A. Confidential, The Italian Job, Vice). Location Manager and LMGI 1st Vice President Alison Taylor bestowed the 2022 Trailblazer Award to Joanelle Romero, Founder and President of Red Nation Celebration Institute, honoring the RNCI’s trailblazing initiatives to promote inclusivity in the film industry and bring revenue to Native communities. Bird Singer Zion White performed a historic indigenous dance to celebrate the native culture.
Additional presenters included:
James Cromwell (“American Horror Story: Asylum,” The Longest Yard, L.A. Confidential, Babe), Emmy®-winning/Oscar®-
Alexis Floyd (“Inventing Anna,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Amy Hill (Mack and Rita, Fifty First Dates, “Mom”) and
Kate Linder (“The Young and Restless”), among others.
Actor Paul Scheer (Black Monday, How Did This Get Made?” opened the show with his witty humor.
Congrats LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
“Stranger Things” – Season 4
Tony Holley, Kyle A. Carey, John Lucas, Jonas Spokas, Vytautas Riabovas
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
“Succession” – Season 3
Paul Eskenazi, Enrico Latella
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A TELEVISION SERIAL PROGRAM, ANTHOLOGY, OR LIMITED SERIES
Srdjan Vilotijevic, Elmer Jones, Stefan Nikolov, Stuart Berberich
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
House of Gucci – Elisabetta Tomasso, Piernicola (Betta) Pinnola
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
No Time to Die – Charlie Hayes, Mandy Sharpe, Ben Piltz, Matthew Clarke, Duncan Broadfoot
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Oklahoma Film & Music Office (“Reservation Dogs”)
Tava Maloy Sofsky
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Crown Royal: Kickoff with Crown
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
EVA MONLEY AWARD: Martin Scorsese
HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Orlando Bloom
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: John Panzarello, LMGI (L.A. Confidential, The Italian Job, Vice)
TRAILBLAZER AWARD: Red Nation Celebration Institute
This year’s awards are produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein. Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards is John Rakich, LMGI President. Further inquiries regarding the LMGI Awards may be directed to email@example.com
The LMGI Awards are sponsored by:
Title: Studio Air Conditioning;
Diamond: Board Brothers, Inc., Netflix;
Platinum:Sunset Studios, Trilith Studios, Wrigley Media Group, 123 Spirits;
Gold: Balloo Hire Centres, Classic Tents & Events, Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), FilmLA, Honolulu Film Office, Toni Maier On Location, Inc., William F. White International Inc.;
Silver: Film US Virgin Islands, Fresco Film Services – Spain & Portugal, Giggster,
Bronze: A-Zone Trailers, California Film Commission, Directors Guild of Canada-British Columbia; Directors Guild of Canada-Ontario; El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office; ON-SET Displays, Pacific Production Services, Pacific Traffic Control, Placer-Lake Tahoe Film, Savannah Regional Film Commission, The Location Portal;
Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, The Location Guide, SHOOT Magazine, Variety.