The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced today that it would be honoring Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee with its prestigious Trailblazer Award at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 24.
The theme for this year’s awards is “2020 Vision: We See It First,” and Lee’s films, which have “reflected significant cultural and historical content with the highest quality” fits well into the theme of the show that will be hosted by Isaiah Mustafa. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards will be presented on a digital platform that will allow it to stream worldwide.
Before winning the Oscar in 2018 for his adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, Lee had already received an Honorary Academy Award, an Honorary BAFTA Award, an Honorary César and others, but that film led to numerous new accolades.
Lee’s filmmaking career began in 1986 with his indie film, She’s Gotta Have It, which was adapted into a Netflix series decades later. Subsequent films included Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X and dozens more with his most recent film, Da 5 Bloods, debuting on Netflix in June.
LGMI will announce the recipients for its Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian and Eva Monley Awards sometime soon.