May 29, 2017

James Cameron honored with inaugural 3D award

By Sean O’Connell Let’s say you were planning on creating an award recognizing achievement in 3D film technology. Could you possibly give the inaugural award to anyone OTHER than James Cameron?

No, which explains why the “Avatar” director is going to receive the International 3D Society’s inaugural Harold Lloyd Award, a trophy created to honor outstanding achievement in 3D filmmaking and advocacy.

“James Cameron has embodied Harold Lloyd’s vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe,” said Suzanne Lloyd, who is 3D pioneer Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter and chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “With ‘Avatar’ and his commitment to 3D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious annual award.”

Cameron will be presented the award on Feb. 9 at the International 3D Society’s second annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, according to THR. The award ceremony will also be recorded and telecast in 3D as part of a two hour special on 3net.

In addition, Cameron serves as a producer on the 3D underwater thriller “Sanctum,” which opens in theaters on Friday, Feb. 4.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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