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Knight of Illumination USA Shortlist


DTS Award for Projection Design

Andrzej Goulding
People, Places & Things

Finn Ross & Adam Young
Mean Girls

Jason H. Thompson & Kaitlyn Pietras
A Trip to the Moon

ETC Award for Dance

Al Crawford

Mikki Kunttu
Zimmerman Trio

Tom Visser
Grand Finale

Altman Award for Plays

Neil Austin
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Josh Epstein

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
The Iceman Cometh

Elation Award for Opera

Thomas C. Hase

Joe Levasseur
Cellular Songs

Cindy Limauro
Savage Winter

ROBE Lighting Award for Musicals

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Once On This Island

Tyler Micoleau
The Band’s Visit

Sherrice Mojgani
The Scottsboro Boys

Chair of the Theatre judging panel is Clifton Taylor, a lighting designer with more than 30 years’ experience. He comments: “These Awards not only honor the work of the deserving lighting and projection designers, but also increase the visibility of lighting and projection design in the press and national consciousness.”

Live for Broadcast

Philips Vari-Lite Award for Awards Shows

Steve Brill
The 2017 CNN Heroes

Robert Dickinson & Travis Hagenbuch
90th Academy Awards

Robert Dickinson & Noah Mitz
60th Grammy Awards

Green Hippo Award for Set & Video Design

Michael Figge
The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Drew Findley & Raj Kapoor
The 60th Grammy Awards

Kley Tarcitano
Jennifer Lopez at The 2018 Billboard Awards

SGM Award for Unscripted Series

Oscar Dominguez
The Voice, Season 13

Niel Galen
The Megyn Kelly Show, Season 1

Noah Mitz
America’s Got Talent, Season 12 The Final

ARRI Award for Scripted Series

Yves Bélanger & Ronald Plante
Sharp Objects, miniseries, HBO

P.J. Dillon
The Alienist, Season 1, Netflix

Dan Stoloff
The Americans, Season 6, FX

Ayrton Award for Entertainment & Events

Jake DeGroot
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City 2018, Netflix

Al Gurdon
Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert, NBC

Jamie Thompson
Liam Payne & J Balvin performing ‘Familiar’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Lighting designer and chair of the Live for Broadcast panel, Jeff Ravitz says, “The live for broadcast judges evaluated such a wide variety of programs which bridges the spectrums of styles, from traditional to extremely cutting-edge approaches. We rewind, pause, ponder, and try to reverse engineer the art and science of the lighting. I would like to thank all the entrants for their wonderful submittals, and express my gratitude to the judges for their hard work and expert analysis of the entries.”

Concert Touring & Events

MA Lighting Award for Club

Ben Dalgleish
Keys N Krates

Sarah Landau
Fever Ray Tour 2018

Nico Riot

disguise Award for Video Content

Bob Bonniol
GM World Installation

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont
Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour

Matthieu Larivée & Francis Laporte
Jack White Boarding House Reach World Tour

Avolites Award for Stage

LeRoy Bennett
Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour

Rob Sinclair
David Byrne’s American Utopia Tour

Tom Sutherland
Pitbull’s Time Of Our Lives – Las Vegas Residency

Robert Juliat Award for Events

Patrick Dierson
Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Cory FitzGerald
Beyoncé at Coachella

Jim Tetlow
CES2018 Opening Night Keynote Presentation

GLP Award for Arena

Bryan Hartley
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Winter Tour 2017

Sooner Routhier & Robert Long
The Weeknd’s Starboy: The Legend of the Fall Tour

Andi Watson
Radiohead’s W.A.S.T.E Tour 2018

John Featherstone, director of lighting and visual design practice, Lightswitch Inc, and chair of the CT&E judging panel commented, “Everyone is to be congratulated, what remarkable creativity and brilliance in every single case. The judging process has been full of passionate debate, lively discussion, and lengthy consideration. I’d like to thank judges John Huddleston, Angie Warner, Barry Lather, Marian Sandberg, and Yelena Filipchuck for all their time, hard work and commitment to recognizing excellence. We are all fortunate to work in a rewarding field full of talented and amazing people.”

The winner of each award will be announced at the ceremony and gala dinner, at The Foundry, SLS Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, October 20 to coincide with the LDI tradeshow.


Headline image: People, Places, and Things. Projection Design: Andrzej Goulding. ©Johan Persson