The Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards, presented by Epic Games, awarded 21 statuettes for distinguished creative and technical achievement during its twelfth annual awards ceremony today at the Beverly Hills Hotel. With Disney picking up multiple awards for its films and series.
The theme for this year’s show is “Larger Than Life.” The awards are voted by members of the Hollywood creative and technology community working in motion pictures, television and emerging media.
West Side Story was recognized for Best Motion Picture – Musical, as well as Best Musical Scene or Sequence for the dance challenge in the gymnasium. Paloma Garcia-Lee, who portrayed ‘Graziella,’ accepted both awards. Voters commented that “the camera became a part of the choreography, and the visuals were dazzling…a tour de force of storytelling through images.”
Director Peter Jackson was honored with a Lumiere for Best Documentary for his Disney+ series “The Beatles: Get Back”.
Two Lumieres for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song were presented to “Encanto” for its vibrant visuals, music, animation and story. The film’s Stereoscopic Supervisor, Darren Simpson, accepted for Feature Film while VP of Music Production Andrew Page, and Earl Ghaffari, Supervising Music Editor were on hand to accept for Original Song.
A special Governor’s Cinema Award was presented to “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. The Society leadership felt that this film encapsulated everything that is great about going to the movies, tying together a franchise of 9 films and in turn, delivering for the fans of the series in a joyous and emotional moment. Evan Jacobs, Stereoscopic Supervisor for the film, accepted the award on behalf of Marvel Studios.
The Award for Best Audio for Theatrical went to “Nightmare Alley”, which del Toro happily accepted, and Best Audio for Episodic TV went to the Disney+ Original series, “WandaVision”, which was accepted by Sound Editors Gwen Whittle and Danielle Dupre.
Stereo Producer, received the award for Best 2D to 3D Conversion for “Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings”
The complete list of winners:
Best Documentary: The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)
Best Audio – Episodic: – WandaVision (Disney+)
Best Use of AR: -Expo Dubai Xplorer
Best Use of VR: -Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor
Best Original Song: – Encanto/We Don’t Talk About Bruno (Disney Animation)
Governor’s Cinema Award: – Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony / Marvel)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Live Action: – Dune (Warner Bros.)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Episodic: – Foundation (Apple TV+)
Best 2D to 3D Conversion: – Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney)
Best Musical Scene or Sequence: – West Side Story, “The Dance at the Gym” (20th Century Studios)
Best Episodic – Animated: – Arcane (Netflix)
Best Motion Picture – Musical: – West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
Sir Charles Wheatstone Award: – Epic Games’ Unreal Engine
Best Episodic – Live Action: – Squid Game (Netflix)
Best Feature Film – Animated: – Encanto (Disney)
Voices For The Earth Award: – Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up
Gene Kelly Visionary Award: – Guillermo del Toro
Best Audio – Theatrical: – Nightmare Alley (Searchlight)
Harold Lloyd Award: – Denis Villeneuve
Best Feature Film – Live Action: – Dune (Warner Bros.)
Best Scene or Sequence in a Feature Film: – No Time To Die (MGM/UA Releasing)
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.