British actor Orlando Bloom, who as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador helped shed light on the plight of Ukrainian children forced to evacuate their country amid the ongoing Russian invasion, will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 9th Annual LMGI Awards.
Comedian Melissa Peterman will host the LMGI Awards ceremony and gala on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 5:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Center Studios, where Bloom will be honored for the exemplary humanitarian commitment he has made to the rights of children around the world.
“The LMGI proudly salutes Orlando Bloom in recognition of his incredible work with UNICEF and many other charities where he has consistently gone above and beyond as an active, engaged campaigner for real solutions to urgent global issues,” LMGI President and Awards Committee Chair John Rakich said in a statement.
Best known for starring in two of the largest film franchises of all time — the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean series and the Oscar-winning trilogy The Lord of the Rings — Bloom currently leads the Amazon series Carnival Row, and he recently starred in Rod Lurie‘s war drama The Outpost, which was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of the 10 Best Independent Films of 2020. Bloom recently wrapped production on Ian and Eshom Nelms‘ feature Red Right Hand and he is currently in production on David Michôd‘s new A24 film Wizards! starring Pete Davidson and Naomi Scott.
In addition to his successful acting career, Bloom has been instrumental in many charities and activities that help children around the world. He has been an avid supporter of UNICEF since 2007 and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. He was presented with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award at the 2015 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in recognition of his commitment to the rights of children across the globe, and he was also honored with the 2015 BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award.
The LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television, and commercials from around the globe. Outstanding service by film commissions is also recognized for their support during the production process. Click here for a list of 2022 LMGI Awards nominees.
As previously announced, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will receive the prestigious Eva Monley Award, while Location Manager John Panzarella (Midnight Run, LA Confidential, The Italian Job, Vice) will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s awards are produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative, and IngleDodd Media, and written by Shelly Goldstein.