House of Gucci, Succession Lead 9th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

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The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners for its 9th Annual LMGI Awards at a ceremony that took place at the Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday night, August 27.

Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci, and the James Bond movie, No Time to Die, were notable winners in the motion picture categories, while HBO‘s Succession, the Netflix series, Stranger Things, and Station Eleven won some of the television categories. Martin ScorseseOrlando Bloom, and Red National Celebration Institute received special honors.

The LMGI 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.

Actor Paul Scheer (Black Monday, How Did This Get Made?) opened the show with his witty humor, after which Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, considered one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers working today, 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).

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Paul Scheer hosting the LMGI Awards (image via LMGI)

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 John 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 Emmy®-winning/Oscar®-nominated actor James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum, The Longest Yard, L.A. Confidential, Babe), 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.

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Martin Scorsese being presented the Eva Monley Award by Mike Fantasia (Image via LMGI)

You can read the full list of 2022 LMGI Awards Winners, as well as watch the stream of the ceremony below:

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
Station Eleven
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
Caprice Ericson

This year’s awards were produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media 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 a[email protected].