James Cameron grabbed still more awards on his road to the Oscars. At Tuesday's inaugural awards ceremony of the International 3D Society, Avatar won a half-dozen Lumiere Awards and a People's Choice award for favorite live-action movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The blockbuster took the award as best live-action pic, while Up won for best animated film.
The month-old industry group, founded to promote "the achievement of professionals working in the arts and technologies of Stereoscopic 3D," staged the awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Avatar cast member Giovanni Ribisi represented Avatar filmmakers and actors in accepting the awards in various categories.
The inaugural Lumiere Awards went to:
Live Action 3D Feature of the Year: Avatar from 20th Century Fox studios
Animated 3D Feature of the Year: Up from Pixar
Short 3D motion picture/narrative: Partly Cloudy from Pixar
Best 3D documentary: Under the Sea 3D from IMAX
Outstanding Achievement of 2D-to-3D Converted Feature: G-Force, from Sony Imageworks and the Walt Disney Studios
Best 3D Character of the Year: Neytiri from Avatar
Best 3D Scene of the Year: Avatar and Jake Sully for "First Flight"
Best 3D Stereography—Live Action: Avatar
Best 3D Stereography—Animated: Coraline from Focus Features
Outstanding Achievement in 3D Visual Effects: Avatar
Outstanding Achievement for Marketing 3D Content: 20th Century Fox for Avatar
Additionally, Brendan Fraser received a 3D Talent award, while the society honored DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg with its 3D Visionary award.
So what do you think of the International 3D Society's first winners? Agree? Disagree?