In an inevitable letdown from last year’s “Avatar”, Disney’s ”Tron: Legacy” took the live action feature film award at the second annual International 3D Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards, helping Disney dominate this year’s show with five statuettes and a People’s Choice award for “Toy Story 3″.
DreamWorks was a close second, winning three “Lumiere” awards for its animated “How to Train Your Dragon”.
Conspicuously absent at the ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood were “Avatar” director James Cameron — who himself received an award — and DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The show still was considerably more upscale than last year’s inaugural event, as minor celebrities milled on a red carpet and makeshift platform outside the theater and the audience laughed dutifully at comedian Tom Cavanagh’s teleprompted jokes.
Befitting a new medium, the 3D event bestowed awards on some unusual categories, such as “Best 3D Scene” for Disney’s “Tangled” and “Best 2D to 3D Conversion” for Disney and Sony Imageworks’ work on “Alice in Wonderland”.