'Mad Max,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Among Location Managers Award Nominees

11:42 AM 3/1/2016

by Carolyn Giardina

Winners will be announced on April 23.

'Mad Max' Sound Editors - H 2015
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Location Managers Guild International (formerly the Location Managers Guild of America) has released the nominations for its third annual awards, which will be held April 23. The young event honors location managers on feature films, television series and commercials.

Nominated features in the category for a period film are Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo. And the noms for a contemporary film are Blackhat, Black Mass, Creed, Our Brand is Crisis and Sicario.

Nominees in the television categories include Fargo, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Mr. Robot.

"This year the Guild opened the submission process. Production companies, film commissions, directors, producers and filmmaking fans from around the world provided potential nominees reflecting our expanded global focus," said co-chair and guild vp Lori Balton.

  • Outstanding Locations in a Period Film

    Mad Max: Fury Road (Simon Crook and Paul Tomlinson)
    Bridge of Spies (Klaus Darrelmann and Markus Bensch – Europe; Jason Farrar – New York)
    The Revenant (Robin Mounsey and Bruce Brownstein)
    Straight Outta Compton (Alison A.Taylor)
    Trumbo (David Thornsberry


  • Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film

    Blackhat (Janice Polley and Julie Hannum)
    Black Mass (Charlie Harrington and Benjamin Dewey)
    Sicario (S. Todd Christensen and Shani Orona)
    Creed (Patricia Taggart and Dan Gorman)
    Our Brand is Crisis (Batou Chandler – New Orleans; Luis Estrella – Puerto Rico)


  • Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series

    Aquarius (Michael Haro and Stacey Brashear)
    Fargo (Matt Palmer and Rob Hilton)
    Game of Thrones, Season 5 (Robert Boake and Tate Araez
    Gotham (Keith Adams and Pat Sones)
    Sleepy Hollow, Season 3 (Nancy Haecker and Ryan Taylor)

  • Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series

    Sense 8 (Marco Giacalone and Bill Bowling)
    Better Call Saul (Christian Diaz de Bedoya)
    Bosch (Robert Paulsen and Paul Schreiber)
    Mr. Robot (Demian Resnick)
    True Detective, Season 2 (Michael Chickey and Caleb Duffy)

  • Outstanding Film Commission

    Albuquerque Film Office
    Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
    Film LA
    Mexico City Film Office
    Royal Film Commission of Jordan

  • Outstanding Locations in a Commercial

    Apple Music - History of Sound (Peter Orth, David Henriksen, David McKinney)
    Budweiser - Lost Dog (Patrick Riley)
    Chevy - Chevy Anthem (Sean Alquist)
    Facebook - Friend Request (Adam Butt and Wilson Wu)
    Toyota Tacoma - Let's Go Places: Countdown (Scott Logan and Scott Trimble)