- Sharmaine Johnson
House of Gucci gets a win at the ninth LMGI Awards
In entertainment, we often recognize and acknowledge the actors, actresses, producers, and writers that bring our favorite shows and movies to life. Have you ever stopped to think about the other pieces of the puzzle that also play a vital part like finding the perfect location to film?The Location Managers Guild International is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. I learned all about this movement at the 9th Annual LMGI Awards that went down at the Los Angeles Center Studios.
On Saturday evening we put the spotlight on international features, television and commercials which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. The award categories ranged from best location professional in film, television, commercials, and film commission to the honorary awards for lifetime achievement, trailblazer, and humanitarian.
Lets get into the award tea.
House of Gucci and No Time To Die took the win for motion pictures while Succession, Stranger Things, and Station Eleven held it down for the television series. Academy award winning director Martin Scorsese took home the prestigious Eva Monley Award, honoring his work in location of over 50 years. The esteemed LMGI humanitarian award was presented to actor Orlando Bloom and location manager Joe Panzarella received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Last but not least, the 2022 Trailblazer Award winner was Joanelle Romero, the founder and president of Red Nation Celebration Institute.
It was a great night to celebrate the parts of production that we don’t see but matter the most.