Tuesday, January 20, 2015

International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society Announces Top Nominees for 3D Awards

Sky, Atlantic Productions & David Attenborough to Be Awarded With Society's Sir Charles Wheatstone Award; Harold Lloyd Award for Filmmaking to Be Awarded to Academy Award Nominee & French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society today announced its top nominated 3D features - Live Action and Animation, as well as the 2D to 3D Conversion categories were voted on by the International 3D Society's members for the 2015 Creative Arts Awards Ceremony to be held January 28th at Warner Bros. Studios.

The top live action nominees include Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel/Disney), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox), Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox), Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel/Disney), Maleficent, (The Walt Disney Studios), Noah (Fox/Paramount), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount Pictures), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures Entertainment), The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (Warner Bros./New Line), Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount Pictures), and X-Men: Days of Future Past, (20th Century Fox).

In the animation category, the top nominees include Big Hero 6 (The Walt Disney Studios), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation, Mr. Peabody & Sherman (DreamWorks Animation), Rio 2 (20th Century Fox Animation), The Book of Life (20th Century Fox Animation), The Boxtrolls (Laika), The Lego Movie (Warner Bros.), Planes: Fire & Rescue (Pixar/Disney) and Penguins of Madagascar (Fox/DreamWorks Animation).

The nominees for 2D to 3D Conversion include 300 Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.), Captain America The Winter Soldier (Marvel/Disney), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox), Godzilla (Warner Bros.), Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel/Disney), Maleficent (The Walt Disney Studios), Noah (Fox/Paramount), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount Pictures), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures Entertainment).

“Many of the leading blockbusters of 2014, were some of the highest grossing 3D films in history, and we are thrilled that this genre of filmmaking has a significant role in film quality and innovation,” said Buzz Hays of the True Image Company and Society Awards Chairman. “These films are visually stunning to watch and are continuously evolving."

The Society will present its gold Lumiere™ statuettes to winners in 20 categories selected by ballot from 460 of the Society's professional voting members.

Sky, Atlantic Productions and David Attenborough will receive the Society's Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence in 3D story telling.

Since launching in October 2010, Sky 3D has broken new ground across a range of genres including live music, the arts, sports, movies and natural history, including six landmark projects from Sir David Attenborough with a seventh, Conquest of the Skies, due to premiere on the service this Christmas. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture company formed by Sky and Atlantic Productions, Attenborough's Sky 3D documentaries have delighted critics and audiences alike, and delivered multiple award wins.

Sir Charles Wheatstone is credited by history as the inventor of modern-day 3D. The Society's Wheatstone Award has previously been presented to Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Panasonic Hollywood Labs.

The Society's annual Harold Lloyd Award will be presented to Academy Award Nominee and French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Jeunet's latest work The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Kyle Catlett, was produced in 3D and shot at various locations in Canada and Washington D.C. The film has been released in Europe and the Weinstein Company has acquired North American theatrical release rights.

“Jean-Pierre Jeunet has thrilled us with movies including Amélie, The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, A Very Long Engagement, and countless others,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays of the True Image Company. “With T.S. Spivet, he has graced us with an extraordinary work of 3D artistry,” Hays added.

“Harold Lloyd was a keen observer and was deeply influenced by the French filmmakers of his era,” stated Suzanne Lloyd, Chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Harold first stepping in front of the camera, I know he would be thrilled that this award, bearing his name, be presented to an artist of Mr. Jeunet's passion and achievement,” added Lloyd.

Confirmed guests to attend thus far include, Sky Productions Head of Non-Scripted, Celia Taylor, Anthony Geffen, President and CEO of Atlantic Productions, Chris deFaria; President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Marvel Studios, James Gunn, Director, Guardians of the Galaxy.

More than 150 entries were judged by the Society's voters for this year's honors. Submissions were received from all around the world, including: the U.S., China, Japan, Korea, the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, and Taiwan.

About The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society:The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society is a community of content creators and professionals whose mission is to develop the arts and technologies of 3D, advanced imaging and its innovators, as well as educate its members and their consumers. With over 60 companies and 1,800 professional members in 20 countries, the Society is open to individuals and organizations active in moving 3D and advanced imaging to an exciting new era of creative achievement and consumer support. For more information please visit: www.International3DSociety.com.

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