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3D Creative Arts Awards: 'Life of Pi' Named Best Live-Action Feature

The International 3D Society also honored "Brave," "The Avengers," ”Katy Perry: Part of Me" and "Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Tour" at its ceremony Wednesday.

Life of Pi Film Still - H 2012
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
"Life of Pi"

Ang Lee’s Life of Pi won three awards in categories for best live-action 3D feature, best stereography in a live-action film and 3D moment of the year for “fish flying over boat” at the International 3D Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards ceremony.

Also Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Lee received the Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Lloyd’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, and society co-chairman Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net.

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Feature honorees included Brave, which received a pair of awards for best animated 3D feature and best stereography in an animated feature; The Avengers, for best use of 2D to 3D conversion; and Katy Perry: Part of Me, for best motion picture live event.

DreamWorks Animation was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and distinguished achievement for its body of work, including How to Train Your Dragon and Puss in Boots.

Panasonic received the society’s Century Award for its support of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games 3D broadcasts from London.

Television category honorees included 3net, best documentary for Sky Soldier – The Vietnam War in 3D;  ESPN, best live sports broadcast for its 3D telecast of the 2012 BCS College Championship game; and the Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Tour 3D concert telecast, for best 3DTV entertainment.

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Universal Studios Hollywood received a statuette for best themed attraction for Transformers: The Ride.

“Our theme for the night was ‘Our Story Begins.’ Our honorees demonstrated that 3D is really just beginning to tell its story,” said Jim Chabin, president of the society.

A complete list of winners follows:

LIVE ACTION 3D FEATURE
Life of Pi, 20th Century Fox

ANIMATED 3D FEATURE
Brave, Pixar Animation Studios

SHORT 3D MOTION PICTURE/NARRATIVE
La Luna, Pixar Animation Studios

3D DOCUMENTARY
Storm Surfers

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE -- OUTSTANDING USE OF 2D TO 3D CONVERSION
The Avengers, Marvel Studios & The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

3D LIVE EVENT
Katy Perry: Part of Me, Paramount Pictures

STEREOGRAPHY -- LIVE ACTION
Life of Pi, 20th Century Fox

3D MOMENT OF THE YEAR
"Fish Flying Over Boat," Life of Pi, 20th Century Fox

STEREOGRAPHY -- ANIMATION
Brave, Pixar Animation Studios

3D ELECTRONIC BROADCAST MEDIA -- LIVE SPORTS
2012 BCS Championship, ESPN

3D ELECTRONIC BROADCAST MEDIA -- ENTERTAINMENT
Sky Soldier: The Vietman War in 3D, 3net

3D ELECTRONIC BROADCAST MEDIA -- LIVE EVENT
Britney Spears: Femme Fatale Tour, 3ality Technica

3D ELECTRONIC BROADCAST MEDIA -- COMMERCIAL
Volkswagen, "Flower Power," Stereotec

THEMED ATTRACTION
Transformers: The Ride -- 3D, Universal Studios Hollywood

SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONE AWARD
DreamWorks Animation

HAROLD LLOYD AWARD
Ang Lee

CENTURY AWARD
Panasonic Corporation

AUTODESK 3D INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Ora, The National Film Board of Canada

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (JAPAN)
Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Namco Bandai / Sony PCL

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (CHINA)
3D Taiwan, Gene Young 3D Image Co., Ltd

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (KOREA)
The Fetus, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (EUROPE)
Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, Stereotec (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (3DTV -- LIVE SPORTS)
The Ryder Cup (2012), Sky UK

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (3DTV -- ENTERTAINMENT)
The Little Prince, PGS & Sky Italia

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE (3DTV -- SHORT)
Little Crackers, Bwark Productions & Sky UK