Exclusive: Damien Chazelle will receive the Advanced Imaging Society’s Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the 13th Annual Lumiere Awards on February 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
AIS Honors Babylon Directed by Kelly’s widow and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. Chazelle is only the second person to win the award after Guillermo del Toro, who won the first prize last year. At the Advanced Imagining Society awards luncheon, Avatar: Path of Water Collaborators James Cameron and Jon Landau were due to receive the Voice for the Earth award last month.
AIS President Jim Chavin said: latest work, BabylonI am thrilled to have this opportunity to honor him this year. ”
“Damien’s passion for film and music is certainly what binds him and Gene. [Kelly]But so is his luminosity, pursuit of excellence, great vision and determination to break new ground,” added Patricia Ward-Kelley. “As soon as I met Damien it was clear that he wanted to learn as much as he could and would be a strong contender for this award. We can’t wait to see what he does! We are extremely proud to present him with the Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the 2023 Lumiere Awards.”
Chazelle is the latest film to win an Academy Award and be nominated three times. Babylonwas released by Paramount on December 23 and has so far been nominated for nine Critics’ Choice Awards and five Golden Globe nominations. Written and directed by Chazelle, his three-plus-hour epic follows the rise and fall of a rising star (Margot Robbie), an old star (Brad Pitt), and an ambitious entertainment executive (Diego Calva). early Hollywood. Marc Platt, Matthew Prof and Olivia Hamilton acted as photo producers.
Chazelle broke out as a filmmaker with the 2014 drum drama. whippingstarring three Oscar-winners Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, as well as the original musical la la land, led by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, won six, making Chazelle the youngest ever Best Director at age 32.Additional directorial credits for the famous multi-hyphenate include the 2018 NASA drama first man Universal, 2020 Netflix Series Eddie and indie in 2009 Guy and Madeline on a park bench.
Founded by senior Hollywood executives to identify and accelerate the deployment of innovative filmmaking techniques, the Advanced Imaging Society has been among the industry’s most respected creative and technical leaders over the past decade. Awarded the Lumiere Award. In addition to awards for films, episodes, and new media content, the association will award awards for best musical film, best musical scene or performance, best immersive audio, and more. In addition to the annual awards, the association will insider show podcast and Remote control Video series, active chapters in China, India and Japan.