Succession, First Lady, CODA lead Location Managers Guild noms

(Viola Davis as Michelle Obama in a scene from “The First Lady” (photo by Jackson Lee Davis/courtesy of Showtime)

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards honoring the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe.

Winners will be honored at the LMGI Awards ceremony, returning to a live in-person event on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The honors also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.  

This year, the LMGI Awards welcomed over 300 qualified submissions from around the world, each uniquely demonstrating how locations enrich the art of filmmaking.  


Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series

  • “Atlanta” – Season 3 – FX Productions/FX Network 
  • “Better Call Saul” – Season 6 – High Bridge Productions/AMC
  • “Reservation Dogs” – Dive/FX Networks
  • “Succession” – Season 3 – Gary Sanchez Productions/HBO
  • “Yellowstone” – Season 4 – Paramount Network

Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series

  • “Bridgerton” – Season 2 – Shondaland/ Netflix
  • “Narcos: Mexico” – Gaumont International Television/ Netflix
  • “Pachinko” – Media Res/ Apple TV+
  • “SEE” – Season 2 – Apple TV+ 
  • “Stranger Things” – Season 4 – 21 Laps Entertainment/ Warner Home Video & Netflix
  •  “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Season 4 – Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Locations in a TV Serial Program, Anthology, or Limited Series

  • “Dopesick” – John Goldwyn Productions/Hulu
  • “Inventing Anna” – Shondaland/Netflix
  • “Station Eleven” – Pacesetter Productions/HBO Max 
  • “The First Lady” – Showtime Networks
  • “The Tourist” – All3Media International/HBO Max
  • “Under the Banner of Heaven” – Aggregate Film/FX Network

REELated: Production on Succession Season 4 begins

Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film

  • “CODA” – Apple TV+
  • “Drive My Car” – Bitters End/Janus Films
  • “Everything, Everywhere All at Once” – A24
  • “In the Heights” – Warner Bros.
  • “No Time to Die” – MGM Studios
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” – Paramount Pictures

Outstanding Locations in a Period Film

  • “House of Gucci” – MGM Studios
  • “Licorice Pizza” – MGM/Focus Features
  • “Last Night in Soho”- Universal/Focus Features
  • “The Northman” – Universal/Focus Features
  • “The Power of the Dog” – Netflix

 Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial

  • Crown Royale: “Kickoff with Crown”
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5: “Spiderman Only Way Home”
  • OHRA: “Don’t Worry About Ending Up Sleeping with the Fishes”
  • Renault: “Megane E-Tech”
  • Rolls Royce Black Badge: “Embrace the Night”

Outstanding Film Commission

  • City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada – “The Mayor of Kingstown”
  • Hawai’i Film Office – “The White Lotus”
  • Jamaica Promotions Corporation – “No Time to Die”
  • Oklahoma Film & Music Office – “Reservation Dogs”
  • The Royal Film Commission, Jordan – “Zara Man”

Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian, Trailblazer and the Eva Monley Awards which recognize and honors industry members who support the work of location professionals, will be announced in the near future. Committee chair of this year’s LMGI Awards is LMGI president John Rakich.

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