The 3rd Annual Kodak Film Awards were held in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.
Academy Award winning writer/director/producer Adam McKay was the first recipient of the KODAK Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has created an extraordinary body of highly successful and internationally acclaimed motion picture art during their career.
McKay’s VICE, a film about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to VP has received 8 Academy Award, 6 BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and marks his 6th feature shot on 35mm film.
“Film is an unmatchable and emotive medium, and a secret weapon to making better movies and television,” McKay said.
Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment, said that movies shot on film garnered 32 Academy Award nominations, 61 Critics’ Choice nominations, 26 Golden Globes nominations, 13 acceptances at Cannes, 7 acceptances at TIFF, and 14 Indie Spirit Awards nominations.
“There has been incredible growth in film adoption across the board, with especially staggering growth in 8mm and 16mm formats from next generation auteurs. The best commercial and music video directors are regularly shooting film again, and there are even 6 major television series on film today,” Bellamy said.
The Academy Awards will be handed out next Sunday, February 24th.