LOS ANGELES — The Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards, presented by Dell and Cisco, awarded 23 statuettes for distinguished creative and technical achievement during its 11th annual awards ceremony on January 22nd, at Warner Bros. Studios. The awards are voted by members of the Hollywood creative and technology community working in motion pictures, television and emerging media.
Advanced Imaging Society president Jim Chabin and director Teng Jun-Jie of Shanghai Media Group
Honored for Best Immersive Entertainment Live Action Feature Film was Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. Three Lumieres for Best Immersive Animated Feature Film, Best Original Song and Best Use of HDR were presented to Frozen II, with director Jennifer Lee on hand to accept the awards. The Awards for Best Immersive Audio for Theatrical and Episodic TV went to Ford v Ferrari and Carnival Row, respectively.
Alita: Battle Angel was recognized with the award for Best Use of HDR in a Live Action Feature, with producer Jon Landau accepting the award. Netflix’s Stranger Things was recognized in the same category for episodic TV.
Director Randal Kleiser, Intel's Diego Prilusky and team, Grease
A special Lumiere Award for Best 8K Production was presented to The Dawns Here Are Quiet and the creative team at Shanghai Media Group and The National Center for Performing Arts in China who captured and presented the first 8K Feature Film. Director and chairman of the Shanghai Television Artists Association Teng Jin-Jay accepted the award.
The Society’s Annual Sir Charles Wheatstone Award, which is presented each year to an entire organization for achieving excellence in supporting artists and storytellers, was presented to video game software development company, Unity Technologies.
Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco, Piccard
Among the evening’s presenters included Aladdin’s Mena Massoud, who introduced the “Friend Like Me” sequence from the film in 3D; StarTrek: Picard stars Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco, who shared exclusive scenes from the CBS All Access series; and Samantha Harris (Entertainment Tonight, Dancing with the Stars), among others. Four-time Golden Globe nominee Caitriona Balfe (Ford v Ferrari, Outlander) joined Suzanne Lloyd, chairwoman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment in presenting the Harold Lloyd Award to Academy Award-nominated director James Mangold.
This Films Studio Team: Taylor Steele, Molly Josco, Justine Rosenthal and Michael Lawerence
The following is a complete list of winners:
Best Immersive Audio – Theatrical: Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
Best Immersive Audio – Episodic: Carnival Row (Amazon)
Best Use of VR in Musical Experience: Surviving Said the Prophet
Best VR Education/Museum Experience: Tutankhamun: Enter The Tomb
Best VR Entertainment Experience: How To Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range - Live Action: Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
Best 8K Production: The Dawns Here Are Quiet (Shanghai Media)
Best Use of AR in Live Broadcast: Madonna/Maluma on the Billboard Music Awards 2019
Best Use of AR in Musical Experience: Grease AR
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Episodic: Stranger Things (Netflix)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Legacy: The Wizard of Oz (Warner Bros.)
Best Location Based Entertainment: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Walt Disney Imagineering)
Best Use of High Dynamic Range – Animated: Frozen II (Disney)
Best Use of VR for Merchandising and/or Retail: VR Merchandising
Best Documentary: Save This Rhino (National Geographic)
Best 2D to 3D Conversion: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Sir Charles Wheatstone Award: Unity Technologies
Best Music Themed Motion Picture: Rocketman (Paramount)
Best Original Song: Frozen II, “Into The Unknown” (Disney)
Best Immersive Feature Film – Animated: Frozen II (Disney)
Best Immersive Feature Film - Live Action: Avengers: Endgame (Disney)
Harold Lloyd Award: James Mangold
Best Scene or Sequence in a Feature Film: Aladdin, “Friend Like Me” (Disney)
The Advanced Imaging Society was formed a decade ago to educate, demonstrate, and recognize emerging technologies to accelerate the success of next-generation consumer experiences. Founded by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dolby, and other Hollywood stakeholders, the organization now includes Silicon Valley and tech companies Cisco, Nvidia, HP, Google and Dell. In addition to its annual awards, the Society produces seminars, educational videos, screenings, and aids in research.