“La La Land” and “ ” were the big winners at the Location Managers Guild Awards on Saturday (April 8). While “La La Land,” which was filmed on location in Los Angeles, won the Contemporary Film race, “Hidden Figures,” which was shot in Virginia and Georgia, claimed the Period Film prize.
On the TV side, there was a tie for the best period piece between “The Crown,” which was shot at various locales in England and abroad, and “Westworld,” which went on location in the American west. The former is a lavish look at the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II that streamed on Netflix while the latter is a sci-fi/fantasy set in an alternate universe that airs on HBO. AMC’s acclaimed adaptation of the John Le Carre spy novel “The Night Manager” claimed the contemporary award for its globe-trotting locales.
This 4th annual edition of these awards took place at the Steven J. Ross Theater on Warner’s Burbank lot. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) was feted with the filmmaker award named for the late Eva Monley, who was an expert on filming in Africa. The multi-hyphenate Stuart Raven Barter, who has worked as an art director, location scout and photographer, was honored with the lifetime achievement award while location manager Lori Balton received the trailblazer prize.