Lumiere Awards: ‘Coco,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Win Advanced Imaging Honors

Blade Runner 2049

The Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) held its annual Lumiere Awards on Monday night at the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot. Among the leading innovators in 3D, VR/AR, HDR and other visual entertainment advancements honored were WB’s sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 (Best Live Action 3D Motion Picture; Best Live Action Motion Picture Stereography; Best 2D to 3D Conversion) and Disney-Pixar’s dazzling “Coco (Best 3D Animated Motion Picture; Best Animated Motion Picture Stereography). WB’s The LEGO Batman Movie, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast and Focus Features’ Atomic Blonde also earned top honors.

The 2018 gala kicked off AIS’s tenth anniversary year. “It was a brilliant night, celebrating amazing work that showcases the creativity and innovation that marks this community,” AIS President and CEO Jim Chabin said. “Each year, the work gets more spectacular and the creators and productions up for awards grows larger. We’re so proud of the work this group created, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.”

Honorary awards were also bestowed on Sony Corporation, which received its second Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for its vital technology contributions; USC Shoah Foundation / MPC / HTC Vive, which earned the Special Jury Prize for their The Last Goodbye VR Holocaust Memorial; and Darla K. Anderson (producer, Coco, Toy Story 3), who received the Harold Lloyd Award from the film pioneer’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd.

“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,” Lloyd commented.

2018 AIS Lumiere Award Winners:

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
Spiderman: 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

Coco

Coco

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049