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.
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.
The Society honored Warner Bros.’ Dune for Best Live Action Feature Film calling it the “definitive immersive theatrical experience of the year”. Director Villeneuve accepted the award. 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 series The Beatles: Get Back; Netflix’s Squid Game received the Award for Best Episodic – Live Action, accepted virtually by Hwang Dong-hyuk, while Arcane won for Best Episodic – Animation, accepted by writers and executive producers Alex Yee and Christian Linke.
Here is the list of complete winners:
Best Documentary: The Beatles: Get Back
Best Audio – Episodic: WandaVision
Best Use of AR: Expo Dubai Xplorer
Best Use of VR: Machu Picchu and the Spirit of the Condor
Best Original Song: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Encanto
Governor’s Cinema Award: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Live Action: Dune
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Episodic: Foundation
Best 2D to 3D Conversion: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Best Musical Scene or Sequence: “The Dance at the Gym,” West Side Story
Best Episodic – Animated: Arcane
Best Motion Picture – Musical: West Side Story
Sir Charles Wheatstone Award: Epic Games’ Unreal Engine
Best Episodic – Live Action: Squid Game
Best Feature Film – Animated: Encanto
Voices For The Earth Award: Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up
Gene Kelly Visionary Award: Guillermo del Toro
Source: AIS (Press release)