Scorsese to Receive 2012 Harold Lloyd Award

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Hugo director Martin Scorsese has been named the 2012 recipient of the Harold Lloyd Award by the International 3D Society in Hollywood. Winner of this year's Golden Globe Award for directing Hugo Scorsese will receive the Society's highest filmmaker award at a black- tie ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel February 1st. Marty Scorsese has embodied Harold Lloyd's vision and passion for captivating movie fans around the world for his entire career says Suzanne Lloyd Lloyd's granddaughter and chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment who will make the presentation. With Hugo he has shared his love of filmmaking and filmmakers in 3D which would also have thrilled Harold. For all of us involved in the 3D creative process Mr. Scorsese's contribution this year with 'Hugo' is an artistic achievement we all celebrate says society chairman Jim Mainard of DreamWorks Animation. The Award was established by the 3D Society and the Lloyd Family to annually celebrate filmmakers for groundbreaking artistic and technical achievement in 3D. Mr. Lloyd was a life-long advocate for 3D movies although technology never allowed him to realize his dream. But in joining last year's recipient James Cameron Mr. Scorsese has not only realized that dream but he has produced a work of art says Jim Chabin president of the Society. Added to his dedication to film restoration and preservation we simply can't imagine a more worthy recipient of our highest honor. Hugo Scorsese's first 3D feature was shot in London and Paris and is based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The Los Angeles Times called the film Scorsese's valentine to the movies. Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture Hugo is also in the running for the Society's Best Picture Award. Lloyd's great great granddaughter actress Jackie Lloyd will assist presenters on-stage at this year's honors. Along with legends Charlie Chaplin Buster Keaton and others Lloyd was one of the founders of Hollywood's original comedic and creative community. Lloyd wrote acted in directed and produced more than 200 films. In a 1923 interview Lloyd predicted that the person who produces perfect stereo motion-pictures will have accomplished the greatest achievement since the first motion-picture. He founded the Hollywood 3D Society in 1950 with Edgar Bergen and actor Sterling Holloway (the voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh'). He served as its first President. In addition to his films the Harold Lloyd Archive contains more than 250 000 stereoscopic 3D photographs of Hollywood celebrities events people and places Lloyd encountered while pursuing his passion for 3D photography. The International 3D Society