Location Managers Awards: The Complete Winners List

9:23 PM 4/23/2016

by Carolyn Giardina

'The Revenant,' 'Sicario,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sense 8' receive honors.

The Revenant - H 2016
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The Revenant and Sicario topped the feature categories at the Location Managers Guild International's (formerly the Location Managers Guild of America) third annual awards, which were presented Saturday at the.Alex Theatre in Glendale.

The Revenant was recognized in the category for a period film while Sicario earned the award for a contemporary film.

In the television competition, Game of Thrones topped the category for a period television series and Sense8 won the category for a contemporary TV series. Chevy's "Anthem" earned the prize for outstanding locations in a commercial.

FilmLA was honored as outstanding film commission.

Director Michael Mann presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to supervising location manager Janice Polley, whose credits include Mann's Collateral.

Teamsters Local 399 head Steve Dayan (City of Angels, Volcano) received the Trailblazer Award from California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch and location manager Ilt Jones.

Tony Revolori honored his Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson with the Eva Monley Award, which was accepted by the film's Jeff Goldblum. Amy Brenneman and Brad Silberling received the LMGI’s Humanitarian Award.

Presenters included Christopher Guest, Melanie Mayron, Milana Vayntrub, Jillian Armenante and AFCI executive director Kevin Clark. Location manager David Doumeng served as host.

  • Outstanding Locations in a Period Film

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


  • Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film

    Sicario (S. Todd Christensen and Shani Orona) WINNER
    Blackhat (Janice Polley and Julie Hannum)
    Black Mass (Charlie Harrington and Benjamin Dewey)
    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

    Game of Thrones, Season 5 (Robert Boake and Tate Araez) WINNER
    Aquarius (Michael Haro and Stacey Brashear)
    Fargo (Matt Palmer and Rob Hilton)
    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) WINNER
    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

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

  • Outstanding Locations in a Commercial

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