Sunday, September 22, 2019
“Roma” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” have won the top film awards from the 2019 Location Managers Guild International’s LMGI Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
“Mission: Impossible,” which was shot in France, the U.K., Abu Dhabi, Norway and New Zealand, won in the Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Feature category. Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” shot entirely in Mexico City, won for Outstanding Locations in a Period Feature.
Voting in the television categories followed suit, with the contemporary award going to an action-packed franchise, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (shot in Montreal, Morocco, France and Washington, D.C.) and the period award going to a more contemplative work, “Chernobyl” (shot in Lithuania).
The awards covered an unusual 17-month eligibility period, with films and television shows released between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 qualifying for consideration.
Director Peter Weir received the LMGI Lifetime Achievement Award, while location manager Michael J. Meehan was given the Trailblazer Award.
The sixth annual LMGI Awards ceremony took place at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series: “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Amazon Prime Video), Michele St-Arnaud, Arnaud Kaiser, Peggy Pridemore, Christian McWilliams, Lori Balton
Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series: “Chernobyl” (HBO), Jonas Spokas
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Feature: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (Paramount Pictures), Ben Piltz, David Campbell-Bell
Outstanding Locations in a Period Feature: “Roma” (Netflix), Horacio Rodriquez de Zamacona, Claudia Puebla Monge
Outstanding Locations in a Commercial: “Nujeen Mustafa” (National Geographic -72andSunny), Jose Aragao, Luis Santos
Outstanding Film Commission: Film Otago Southland, KJ Jennings, Executive Manager
Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Weir
Trailblazer Award: Location manager Michael J. Meehan
Humanitarian Award: Hidden Empire Film Group’s Deon Taylor, Roxanne Taylor and Robert F. Smith
Source: the wrap feed