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‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen’ Top 3D Society Award Recipients

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society bestows 25 honors at 5th annual awards ceremony in Hollywood; Gravity wins four top honors; Frozen wins two awards; Breaking Bad and Space win for best 4K productions.

Los Angeles, CA -- The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society bestowed 25 honors for “distinguished achievement” at the 3D Creative Arts Awards on Tuesday night, at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles.

Gravity (Warner Bros.) swept several categories including: best “Live Action 3D Feature,” best “Stereography – Live Action,” best “3D Scene of the Year,” and best “2D to 3D Conversion.” Two of the Society’s Lumiere™ statuettes were presented to Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) for best “Animated 3D Feature” and best “Stereography – Animation.”

Metallica Through the Never (Picturehouse Entertainment) won for best “Motion Picture Documentary.” Get a Horse (Walt Disney Animation Studios) was honored as this year’s best “Short-Subject Movie.” Stalingrad (Columbia Pictures) received the Society’s 2014 Jury Prize for “Outstanding 3D Artistic Achievement.”

DreamWorks Animation (DWA) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg received the Society’s Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Suzanne Lloyd and Society Co-chairman Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net Studios.

Pixar Animation was honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and distinguished achievement in 3D storytelling. Directors, producers, and production executives were in attendance from Hollywood and more than a dozen countries including: China, Taiwan, Japan, the U.K., the E.U., and Canada.

The Society’s Century Award was presented to Steve Schklair, Founder and CEO of 3ality Technica, whose camera systems have been used for films including: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Great Gatsby, and U2 3D in Concert.

“It is clear from these winners that 3D is maturing as an art form,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays. “From live action, to animated, to concert movies, to documentaries, today’s audiences are experiencing 3D in astounding and exciting new productions like never before,” he commented.

In two new “Advanced Imaging” categories, the Society presented Lumiere statuettes to Space: Unraveling the Cosmos (3net Studios) for “4K Documentary” and Breaking Bad (AMC) for “4K Entertainment.”

“Many of tonight’s honorees are now bound for the Academy Awards, which indicates just how far 3D as an art form has come,” said Society President Jim Chabin. “Ultra-High Def and 4K programming is fast becoming a new standard as we move into the next decade. ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Space: Unraveling the Cosmos’ boldly embraced this new digital technology. The enhanced quality of their productions using 4K was brilliant,” added Chabin.

In the category of Live Event, Taiwanese rock band Mayday won for its 3D concert movie Mayday Nowhere (B’in Music). The Japanese film Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Qtech) was awarded best “International Animated Feature.” Mr. Hublot (Zeilt Productions) was awarded a Lumiere for best “International Animated Short.” The stop motion movie Present for You (PLUS heads) won the best “International Live Action Feature.” The award for best “Live Action Short” went to Kafard Films for Lapse of Time. The best “International Entertainment – Music” Lumiere went to Des Roar (International 3D Media Partners).

In international TV categories, Sky UK won Lumiere statuettes for “3DTV Series” Little Cracker, “3DTV Sports” for F1 Barcelona Racing, and “Historical Documentary” for Inside the Mind of Leonardo. Winners also included: CCTV China for “Cultural Documentary” Guo Mai, Shanghai Media Group for “Nature Documentary” The Mountain’s Spirit, and the BBC for its London Summer Olympic 3D Advertising.

AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:

HAROLD LLOYD AWARD
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks Animation (DWA)

LIVE ACTION 3D FEATURE
Gravity, Warner Bros.

ANIMATED 3D FEATURE
Frozen, The Walt Disney Animation Studios

SHORT 3D MOTION PICTURE/NARRATIVE
Get A Horse!, The Walt Disney Animation Studios

3D DOCUMENTARY
Metallica Through the Never, Picturehouse Entertainment

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE – OUTSTANDING USE OF 2D TO 3D CONVERSION
Gravity, Warner Bros.

3D SCENE/MOMENT OF THE YEAR
Gravity, Warner Bros.

STEREOGRAPHY – LIVE ACTION
Gravity, Warner Bros.

STEREOGRAPHY – ANIMATION
Frozen, The Walt Disney Animation Studios

3D ADVERTISING
Olympic Ident., BBC - UK

3DTV HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Mind Of Leonardo, SKY UK

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- UK

3DTV – SPORTS
F1 Barcelona Testing, SKY UK

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE – ANIMATED
Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Qtech, Inc.- Japan

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE – LIVE ACTION
Present For You, Plus Heads, Inc. - 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 Parnters, Inc. - Canada

JURY PRIZE – RUSSIA
Stalingrad, Columbia Pictures

SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONE AWARD
Pixar Animation Studios

CENTURY AWARD
Steve Schklair, 3ality Technica

4K DOCUMENTARY
Space: Unraveling the Cosmos, 3NET

4K ENTERTAINMENT
Breaking Bad, AMC

Source: The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society