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'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Coco' Score Lumiere Awards

Advanced Imaging Society honors top artists and innovators in visual technology and emerging content. 

LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros.’ Blade Runner 2049 won awards for Best Live Action 3D Motion Picture, Best Live Action Motion Picture Stereography and Best 2D to 3D Conversion (with Stereo D) at the 2018 Lumiere Awards, presented by the Advanced Imaging Society.

Disney-Pixar’s Coco took a pair of awards -- Best 3D Animated Motion Picture and Best Animated Motion Picture Stereography -- at the gala event held Feb. 12 in the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.

The “Be Our Guest” segment from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was recognized for Best 3D Sequence or Scene of the Year. The 3D conversion for that scene was created by Prime Focus. 

In the honorary awards categories, Darla K. Anderson, producer of Disney-Pixar’s Coco, Toy Story 3 and other animated hits, received the Harold Lloyd Award, an accolade for excellence in filmmaking.

Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, said of Anderson, “Like my grandfather, who moved global audiences with heart and humor, Darla has also shown a steadfast commitment to powerful storytelling, as Coco so clearly demonstrates.” Past recipients include James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Jean-Pierre Juenet, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Victoria Alonso.

The full list of winners follows:

  • Best 3D Scene of the Year: Beauty and The Beast, “Be Our Guest,” Walt Disney Pictures, Conversion by Prime Focus
  • Best Motion Picture Live-Action: Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros.
  • Best 3D Motion Picture Live-Action -- Best Stereography: Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros.
  • Best Stereography Animated Feature: Coco, Pixar, Darla K. Anderson, Lee Unkrich
  • Best 2D to 3D Conversion: Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros., Conversion by Stereo D
  • Best Stereography Animated Feature: Coco, Pixar, Bob Whitehill, J-V. Jones
  • Best Use of HDR in an Animated Motion Picture: The LEGO Batman Movie, Warner Bros.
  • Best Use of HDR in a Television Program: Chef's Table, Netflix
  • Best Use of HDR in a Live-Action Motion Picture: Atomic Blonde, Universal Pictures & Focus Features
  • Best VR Location-Based Animated Short: Tree, New Reality Company
  • Best VR Documentary: Sensations of Sound, The New York Times & Lytro
  • VR - Documentary Jury Prize: The Last Goodbye, Moving Picture Company
  • Best VR Brand Experience -- Motion Picture: Spider-Man: Homecoming VR Experience,Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Best Branded Experience --  Sports: F1 Experiences, Grabit Interactive
  • Best VR Brand Experience: Born in Baja, Ford
  • Best VR Game: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality, Adult Swim & Owlchemy Labs
  • Best Sports VR Experience: Take Every Wave: Laird in VR, RYOT
  • Best Music VR Experience: Alex Aiono, feat. T Pain, “One At A Time,” Interscope & Two Bit Circus
  • Best Location Based VR -- Animated: Raising A Rukus, The Virtual Reality Company
  • Best Live Action VR: Rose Colored, Invar Studios & Adam Cosco
  • Best Augmented Reality Experience: Altered Carbon, Netflix
  • Best VR Animated: Asteroids!, Baobab Studios
  • Best VR Science Experience: A Journey Through the Milky Way, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  • Best 3D Documentary: Amazon Adventure, SK Films
  • Best 3D Short Animation: Chrysalis, ADM
  • Harold Lloyd Award: Darla K. Anderson
  • Sir Charles Wheatstone Award: Sony Corp. 

Source: Advanced Imaging Society

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