8:49am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Receive 3D Society’s Harold Lloyd Award
Jean-Pierre Jeunet will receive the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award at the society’s annual Creative Arts Award Show, Jan. 28 at Warner Bros. Studios.
This award is annually presented to a filmmaker whose "body of work and specific achievements in 3D filmmaking have advanced the motion picture art form." Jeunet’s latest drama, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, which was photographed in 3D, stars Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Kyle Catlett. The film has been released in Europe and The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American theatrical rights.
“With T.S. Spivet, he has graced us with an extraordinary work of 3D artistry,” said awards chair Buzz Hays of the True Image Company.
Jeunet’s credits also include Amélie, The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen and A Very Long Engagement, for which he earned an Oscar nomination for writing.
Previous recipients of the Harold Lloyd Award have included James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Lloyd starred in, directed and produced more than 200 movies; he also co-founded Hollywood’s first 3D Society in 1950. "As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Harold first stepping in front of the camera, I know he would be thrilled that this award, bearing his name, be presented to an artist of Mr. Jeunet’s passion and achievement," said Suzanne Lloyd, chair of Harold Lloyd Entertainment.