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The Batman, Wednesday Top the 12th British Film Designers Guild Production Design Awards


While the Art Directors Guild were giving out their ADG Awards this past weekend, across the pond, the British Film Designers Guild were giving out their own 12th Annual British Film Designers Guild Production Design Awards at the Londoner Hotel in London on Saturday, Feb. 18.

There wasn’t a lot of crossover between the two groups. In fact, there was none, as the BFDG chose James Chinlund‘s team on The Batman and the team on Ron Howard‘s Thirteen Lives for its Fantasy and Contemporary International Feature Films respectively. Joe Wright‘s Cyrano and Sam Mendes‘ Empire of Light also won awards despite getting very little awards traction in the States. (Cyrano received an awards-consideration release in 2021, so it wouldn’t be eligible this year.)

As far as  television goes, the Netflix series, Wednesday, and the BBC’s Killing Eve.

One thing that separates the BFDG awards from ADG’s is that they also name a film’s Set Decorator as part of the team.

Here are this year’s winners for Best Production Design:

International Feature Film – Fantasy

The Batman
Production Designer James Chinlund
Supervising Art Director Grant Armstrong
Set Decorator Lee Sandales

International Feature Film – Contemporary

Thirteen Lives
Production Designer Molly Hughes
Supervising Art Director Brandt Gordon
Set Decorator Emma Rudkin SDSA

Independent Feature Film – Contemporary

All the Old Knives
Production Designer Marcus Rowland
Supervising Art Director Grant Bailey
Set Decorator Jude Farr SDSA

International Feature Film – Period

Empire of Light
Production Designer Mark Tildesley
Supervising Art Director Adam O’Neill
Set Decorators Kamlan Man & Véronique Melery SDSA

Independent Feature Film – Period

Production Designer Sarah Greenwood
Supervising Art Directors
Elaine Kusmishko (UK) & Gianpaolo Rifino (IT)
Set Decorator Katie Spencer SDSA

International TV Drama Including
Mini Series, TV Movie or Limited Series

Production Designer Mark Scruton
Supervising Art Director Adrian Curelea
Set Decorators Rob Hepburn SDSA & David Morison

Independent TV Drama Including
Mini Series, TV Movie or Limited Series

Killing Eve
Production Designer Lucienne Suren
Supervising Art Director Philip Barber
Set Decorator Mike Britton

Light Entertainment TV Programme Includes
Comedy & General Entertainment

Man vs. Bee
Production Designer Carly Reddin
Supervising Art Director Nigel Evans
Set Decorator Janeeta Panesar

Short Film

Production Designer Jamie Lapsley
Supervising Art Director Felix Coles


Production Designer Dan Betteridge
Art Director Kate McConnell

The Peter Lamont Spotlighting New Talent Award
Junior Draughtsperson Katie Mazurek

Lifetime Achievement Award
Set Decorator Judy Ducker

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