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The Location Managers Guild International Awards are awarded at an annual show honoring outstanding contributions to location scouting in the film and television industries. The Location Managers Guild held its inaugural show in March 2014 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, with honors going to Location Managers Robert Boake (Game of Thrones), Ilt Jones (Iron Man 3), David Doumeng & Charlie Love (Nike), and the Albuquerque Film Commission (Breaking Bad).[1]

Following the success of its first year, the LMGI has since continued to honor the outstanding creative contributions of location professionals around the world annually, currently held in September, at the start of the Hollywood awards season in Los Angeles, CA.

Originally called the LMGA Awards, the name of the awards changed with the guild's name change to reflect the international nature of filmmaking to the LMGI Awards in 2016.

In addition to the awards given for the best location professional in film, television, commercials, and film commission, the LMGI presents honorary awards to a location professional for lifetime achievement, to a trailblazer who has been a leader in furthering the recognition of location professionals in motion picture and television, a humanitarian award, and the Eva Monley[2] award for an entertainment industry professional that has demonstrated 'above and beyond' support of the work of location professionals.

LMGI Award winners and nomineesEdit

Winner in bold at the top of the list

2019Edit

Date: 21 September 2019
Location:The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Host: AJ Gibson
Notable Guests: Director Claire Scanlon, producer Duncan Henderson, actors Michael Ealy, Regina King, Joe Mantegna, Holland Taylor

LMGI Award for Outstanding use of Locations[3][4]
Award Project Recipient
Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film Mission: Impossible – FalloutParamount Pictures David Campbell-Bell, Ben Plitz
• Crazy Rich AsiansWarner Bros. Guy Sahibjahn
• The Girl in the Spider's WebSony Pictures Klaus Grosse Darrelmann
• John Wick: ParabellumSummit Entertainment Gayle Vangrofsky
• The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteScreen Media Ana Ibañez
Outstanding Locations in a Period Film RomaNetflix Claudia Puebla Monge, Horacio Rodriguez de Zamacona
• BlacKkKlansmanFocus Features Tim Stacker
• Cold WarAmazon Studios Bartosz Bednarz, Michal Sliwkiewicz
• The FavouriteFox Searchlight Pictures Daragh Coghlan, Adam Richards
• The HighwaymenNetflix Ed Lipscomb
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Jack RyanAmazon Prime Video Lori Balton, Arnaud Kaiser, Christian McWilliams, Peggy Pridemore, Michele St-Arnaud
• Killing EveBBC America Casper Mills
• Mayans M.C.FX Networks Dan Cooley
• Mystery RoadAustralian Broadcasting Corporation Brett Dowson, Hugo Cran (Scout)
• The OANetflix Alexander Georges, Jonathan Jansen
• The WidowAmazon Prime Video Neville Botha, Gary Sinclair
Outstanding Locations in Period Television ChernobylHBO Jonas Spokas
• The Assassination of Gianni VersaceFX Networks Diane Friedman, Bob Lepucki, Leah Sokolowsky
• Game of ThronesHBO Robbie Boake
• The Man in the High CastleAmazon Prime Video Nicole Noelle Chartrand, Braden Jennings
• The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAmazon Prime Video Amanda Foley Burbank, Jose Guerrero
• WestworldHBO Mandi Dillin
Outstanding Locations in a Commercial National Geographic, "Nujeen Mustafa"72andSunny Jose Aragao, Luis Santos
• Huawei P20, "Gal Gadot" – Hero Productions Iceland Alfred Gislason
• Nike, "Dream Crazy" – Park Pictures Jof Hanwright, Chris Guttierez
• Penny, "Organic Food for All" – Film GmbH, Emote Productions Kristina Markovic, Sanela Spajic
• South Indian Bank, "Trust" – Panda Films Chad Ozturk
Outstanding Film Commission Mission: Impossible – Fallout KJ Jennings - Film Otago Southland
• The First Purge Tim Clark - Buffalo Niagara Film Commission
•  The Handmaid's Tale Devon Hogue - City of Cambridge Film Commission
• A Wrinkle in Time Cassandra Hesseltine - Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission
• Pacific Rim: Uprising Matt Carol - Screen New South Wales
LMGI Honorary Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award

Michael J Meehan

Not Awarded

Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award

Hidden Empire Film Group
Robert F. Smith, Deon Taylor, Roxanne Taylor

Peter Weir

2018Edit

Date: 7 April 2018
Location: Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Host: Jonah Ray
Notable Guests: Writer Laeta Kalogridis, actors Kevin Daniels, Dennis Haysbert, Tracie Thoms

LMGI Award for Outstanding use of Locations[5][6]
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Film Outstanding Locations in Period Film

Baby Driver – Doug Dresser, Kyle Hinshaw

Dunkirk – Ben Piltz, Arnaud Kaiser

Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Outstanding Locations in Period Television

Ozark – Wes Hagan, Kevin Dowling

Game of Thrones – Robert Boake, Matt Jones, Pedro Tate Araez

Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Outstanding Film Commission

Volkswagen "Atlas" – Charlie Love, Jof Hanwright, John Hutchinson

  • Coca-Cola – Doug Dresser, Stephenson Crossley, Charles Furer
  • Nike "Equality" – Jenny Caloca, Wilson Wu, Kathy Ruggeri
  • North Face "Ventrix" – Beth Melnick, Don Baldwin, Cristobal Fleischmann
  • Richmond Tourism BC – Christian Laub, David Angelski

Atlanta Mayor's Office of Film and Entertainment

LMGI Honorary Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award
  • Rino Pace
  • Josh Karan
Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award
  • Not Awarded
  • Not Awarded

2017Edit

Date: 8 April 2017
Location: Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, CA
Host: Rico Gagliano
Notable Guests: Directors Joe Pytka and Brad Silberling, author Michael Connelly, actors Amir Talai and Katherine Von Till

LMGI Award for Outstanding use of Locations[7][8]
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Film Outstanding Locations in Period Film

La La Land – Robert Foulkes and Steve Beimler

Hidden Figures – Wes Hagan and Dan Gorman

Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Outstanding Locations in Period Television

The Night Manager – Tom Howard and Daniel Sampedro Palerm

The Crown – Pat Karam and Robert Bentley (tie)
Westworld – Mandi Dillin (tie)

Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Outstanding Film Commission

MacBook Pro "Bulbs" – David Doumeng and Charlie Love (tie)
Johnnie Walker "This Land is Your Land" – JJ Levine, Will Brewster, Patrick Burn, Dana Hanby (tie)

  • Visa "The Carpool to Rio" – Heather Haase, Ron Shino, Johnny Catrolli, Rob Darwin
  • O Organics "Rally" – Byll Williams and Phil Kane
  • Donate Life PSA "World's Biggest Asshole" – Galidan Nauber and Cale Hanks

Royal Film Commission JordanRogue One

LMGI Honorary Awards[9]
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award
  • Stuart Raven Barter
  • Lori Balton
Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award
  • Not Awarded

2016Edit

Date: 23 April 2016
Location: Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Host: David Doumeng (2014 LMGA Award recipient)
Notable Guests: Directors Christopher Guest and Michael Mann, actors Jeff Goldblum, Tony Revolori, Milana Vayntrub

LMGI Award for Outstanding use of Locations[10][11]
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Film Outstanding Locations in Period Film
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Outstanding Locations in Period Television
Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Outstanding Film Commission
  • Chevrolet “Chevy Anthem” – Sean Alquist
    • jikesh shah for "Chevy anthem" - for india kolkata
    • Apple "History of Sound" – Peter Orth, David Henriksen and David McKinney
    • Budweiser "Lost Dog" – Patrick Riley
    • Facebook "Friend Request" – Adam Butt and Wilson Wu
    • Toyota "Let's Go Places" – Scott Logan and Scott Trimble
LMGI Honorary Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award
  • Janice Polley
  • Steve Dayan
Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award

2015Edit

Date: 7 March 2015
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA
Host: David Doumeng (2014 LMGA Award recipient)
Notable Guests: Debbie Allen, Tony Denison, Ted Lange, Alfre Woodard

LMGA Award for Outstanding use of Locations[12][13]
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Film Outstanding Locations in Period Film
Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Outstanding Locations in Period Television
Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Campaign
  • Coca-Cola, "America is Beautiful" – Jimmy Ayoub, Cindy McCrossen, Peter Orth, Stephen Pherigo
    • Budweiser "Always There" – JJ Levine and Byll Williams
    • Nissan "Fly by Night" – Gil Evans, Marie-Paule Goislard, Beth Tate
    • Nissan Altima "Migration" – Crofton Diack and Mike Floyd
    • Honda Civic "Today is Pretty Great" – Jof Hanwright, Jesse Rivard
  • "Ram Trucks" – David McKinney and Peter Orth
    • "Subaru Outback" – Alissa Desler and Lori Allen
Outstanding Film Commission
LMGA Honorary Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award
  • Kokayi Ampah
  • Marino Pascal
Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award
  • Not Awarded

2014Edit

Date: 29 March 2014
Location: Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills, CA
Host: Jamie Kaler
Notable Guests: AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actors Shari Belafonte, Billy Crystal, Kate Linder

LMGA Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional[1][14]
Outstanding Achievement in Television Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Outstanding Achievement in Commercials Outstanding Film Commission
  • David Doumeng and Charlie Love – "Nike"
    • Dale Dreher – "America's Got Talent"
    • Kent Matsuoka – "Mountain Dew"
    • Barbara Miller – "Optimum"
    • Byll Williams and JJ Levine – "Gatorade"
LMGA Award for Outstanding use of Locations
Outstanding Locations in Television Outstanding Locations in Feature Film
LMGA Honorary Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award Trailblazer Award
  • Scott Dewees
  • Sheri Davis
Humanitarian Award Eva Monley Award

List of multiple winners and nomineesEdit

The following list is arranged by number of wins, nominations, and last name in order of preference (current as of September 2019) :