January 28, 2014 9:00pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Gravity' Tops 3D Society Awards With Four Wins
Gravity topped the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society's Creative Arts Awards, winning Lumiere trophies for best live action 3D feature, best stereography in a live action film, best 3D scene of the year and best 2D to 3D conversion.
Also Tuesday at Warner Bros., Disney's Frozen was the big winner in animation, earning a pair of awards for best animated 3D feature and best stereography in an animated film.
Russia's Stalingrad (which is scheduled for a Feb. 28 release in the U.S.) received the Society's Jury Prize for outstanding 3D artistic achievement.
Additionally winners include Metallica Through the Never, which picked up the award for 3D documentary; Oscar-nominated Disney short Get a Horse, which collected the trophy for 3D short subject; and Oscar-nominated short Mr. Hublot from Zeilt Productions, Luxenbourg, which was honored for best international animated 3D short.
Additional winners in the international categories included productions from Sky3D in the U.K. and CCTV in China.
In new categories for advanced imaging, the Society honored two programs for their use of 4K: 3net's Space: Unraveling the Cosmos and the remastered 4K version of Breaking Bad.
Also during the ceremony, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg received the Society's Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Suzanne Lloyd and Society co-chair Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net Studios.
Pixar Animation Studios was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award.
And the Century Award was presented to 3Ality Technica and its founder and CEO Steve Schklair. 3Ality's 3D systems have been used on productions including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Great Gatsby, U2 3D and Stalingrad.
The winners list follows:
Live action 3D feature: Gravity (Warner Bros.)
Animated 3D feature: Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Short 3D picture/narrative: Get a Horse (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
3D documentary: Metallica Through the Never (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Theatrical Motion Picture -- Outstanding 2D to 3D conversion: Gravity
3D scene/moment of the year: Gravity
Stereography -- live action: Gravity
Stereography -- animation: Frozen
3D Advertising: Olympic Ident. (BBC, U.K.)
3DTV historical documentary: Inside the Mind of Leonardo (Sky 3D, U.K.)
3DTV nature documentary: The Mountain's Spirit -- The Shennongjia Snub-Nosed Money (Shanghai Media Group, China)
3DTV cultural documentary: Guo Mai (CCTV, China)
3DTV -- entertainment series: Little Cracker -- Ghost Story (Sprout Pictures, U.K.)
3DTV -- sports: F1 Barcelona testing (Sky 3D, U.K.)
International feature-animation: Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Qtech, Japan)
International feature-live action: Present for You (Plus Heads, Japan)
International 3D live event: Mayday Nowhere (B'In Music, Taiwan)
International short -- animated: Mr. Hublot (Zeilt Productions, Luxenbourg)
International short -- live action: Lapse of Time (Kafard Films, France)
International entertainment -- music: Des Roar (3D International Media Partners, Canada)
Jury Prize: Stalingrad -- Russia (Columbia Pictures)
4K documentary: Space: Unraveling the Cosmos (3net)
4K entertainment: Breaking Bad (AMC)