BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) P. J. Byrne, Jim Chabin, Damien Chazelle, Gene Kelly Visionary Award winner, Patricia Kelly and Barbara Marshall attend the 13th Annual Advanced Imaging Society's Lumiere Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Advanced Imaging Society)
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13th Annual Lumiere Award Winners Announced

The winners for the 13th annual edition of the Lumière awards have been announced. James Cameron‘s Avatar: The Way of Water takes top honors for the Best Feature Film – Live Action category, while Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and Good Night Oppy respectively win the animated and documentary categories.

On the television side, two Star Wars series win for Best Episodic series, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi in the animated section, and Andor on the live-action front. Below are the list of complete winners:

Best Feature Film – Live Action: Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century Studios)
Best Feature Film – Animated: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
Best Documentary: Good Night Oppy (Amazon)
Best Motion Picture – Musical: Elvis (Warner Bros)
Best Audio – Theatrical: The Batman (Warner Bros.)
Best Audio – Episodic: Stranger Things: Season Four (Netflix)
Best Use of VR: Gorilla Trek (Immotion)
Best Original Song: Top Gun: Maverick “Hold My Hand” (Paramount)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Feature Film: Lightyear (Pixar)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Episodic: I Am Groot (Marvel)
Best 2D to 3D Conversion: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios/ Disney)
Best Musical Scene or Sequence: Elvis (Warner Bros)
Best Scene or Sequence in a Feature Film: Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
Best Episodic – Animated: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (Lucasfilm/Disney)
Best Episodic – Live Action: Andor (Lucasfilm/Disney)
Best Achievement in 8K Production: Kansai TV’s “moments”

Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for Creative Excellence in Visual Effects: Wētā FX
Innovation in Technology Award: Microsoft
Innovation in Post Production Tools: Adobe
Distinguished Achievement in Education: Camera Assessment Series (HBO)

Voices For The Earth Award: James Cameron and Jon Landau, Avatar: The Way of Water
Gene Kelly Visionary Award: Damien Chazelle, Babylon
Harold Lloyd Award: Baz Luhrmann, Elvis

Source: Lumiere Awards (Press release)


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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