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ADG Announces Nominees for Production Design Awards


The Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced the nominees for its 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, scheduled for Jan. 31, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

David O. Russell will receive the Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne will be the first to receive ADG’s newly created William Cameron Menzies Award for his work in championing classic motion pictures.

Recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards include scenic artist Bill Anderson, Oscar-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw, set designer William J. Newmon, II and Emmy and Oscar-winning production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein. Hall of Fame inductees are production designer Carmen Dillon, production designer and illustrator Dorothea Holt Redmond, production and costume designer Patricia Norris and art director and set director Dianne Wager.

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film in 2015:

Period Film

Bridge of Spies – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen
Crimson Peak – Production Designer: Thomas E. Sanders
The Danish Girl – Production Designer: Eve Stewart
The Revenant – Production Designer: Jack Fisk
Trumbo – Production Designer: Mark Ricker

Fantasy Film

Cinderella – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
Jurassic World – Production Designer: Edward Verreaux
Mad Max:Fury Road – Production Designer: Colin Gibson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Production Designers: Rick Carter, Darren Gilford
Tomorrowland – Production Designer: Scott Chambliss

Contemporary Film

Ex Machina – Production Designer: Mark Digby
Joy – Production Designer: Judy Becker
The Martian – Production Designer: Arthur Max
Sicario – Production Designer: Patrice Vermette
Spectre – Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design in Television for 2015:

One-Hour Period Or Fantasy Single Camera Series

Downtown Abbey
Production Designer: Donal Woods
Episode: A Moorland Holiday

Game of Thrones
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Episode: High Sparrow, Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, Hardhome

Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode: Strike Force, Damned If You Do…

The Knick
Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Episode: Ten Knots, The Best With The Best To Get The Best, Wonderful Surprises

Mad Men
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Episode: Person To Person

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

Better Call Saul
Production Designer: Tony Fanning
Episode: Five-O, Rico, Marco

Production Designer: Steve Saklad
Episode: Pilot

Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer
Episode: The Tradition Of Hospitality, All About Allision, The Litvinov Ruse

House of Cards
Production Designer: Steve Arnold
Episode: Chapter 29, Chapter 36

True Detective
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Episode: The Western Book Of The Dead, Night Finds You, Omega Station

Television Movie Or Limited Series

American Horror Story: Hotel
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Episode: Checking In

Production Designer: Clark Hunter

Production Designer: Warren Alan Young
Episode: Waiting For Dutch, Before The Law, Fear And Trembling

Production Designer: Michael Hanan
Episode: Power, Betrayal, Destiny

Wolf Hall
Production Designer: Pat Campbell
Episode: Three Card Trick

Half Hour Single-Camera Series

The Last Man On Earth
Production Designer: Bruce Robert Hill
Episode: Alive In Tucson, Is Anybody Out There?, Silent Night

The Muppets
Production Designer: Denise Pizzini
Episode: The Ex-Factor, Pig’s In A Blanket

Silicon Valley
Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Episode: Sand Hill Shuffle, Homicide, Adult Content

Production Designer: Cat Smith
Episode: Kina Hora, The Book Of Life, Oscillate

Production Designer: James Gloster
Episode: Joint Session, Election Night

Multi-Camera Series

2 Broke Girls
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
Episode: And The Escape Room, And The Maybe Baby, And The Coming Out Party

The Big Bang Theory
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Episode: The Skywalker Incursion, They Mystery Date Observation, The Platonic Permutation

Production Designer: Greg Grande
Episode: Dreamers, WiFi, World’s Rudest Barbershop

Production Designer: John Shaffner
Episode:Mashed Potatoes And A Little Nitrous, Six Popes And Red Ferrari, Fun Girl Stuff And Eternal Salvation

Truth Be Told
Production Designer: Stephan Olson
Episode: Pilot, Big Black Coffee, Members Only

Awards or Special Events

67th Annual Emmy Awards
Production Designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

The American Music Awards: 2015
Production Designers: Joe Steward, John Shaffner

The Oscars: 2015
Production Designer: Derek McLane

Saturday Night Live:  4oth Anniversary Special
Production Designers:
Keith Ian Raywood
Eugene Lee
Akira Yoshimura
N. Joseph DeTullio
Peter Baran

The Wiz Live
Production Designer: Derek McLane

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video Or Commercial

American Horror Story, “Hallways”
Production Designer: Zach Matthews

Apple Music, “The History Of Sound”
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Duracell – “Star Wars: The Battle For Christmas Morning”
Production Designer: Tom Meyers

Madonna, “Ghosttown”
Production Designer: Emma Fairley

Victoria’s Secret, “Rome”
Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

Variety, Reality Or Competition Series

Conan, “At Comic-Con”
Production Designer: Christopher Goumas

The Ellen Degeneres Show, “Halloween”
Production Designer: Scott Moses

Key & Peele, “Ya’ll Ready For This?” “The End”
Production Designer: Gary Kordan

Saturday Night Live, “Tracey Morgan/Demi Lovato,” “Scarlett Johansson/Wiz
Khalifa,” “Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio

Top Chef, “Stop the Presses”
Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

The Voice Season 9, “Blind Auditions Premiere,” “Battles Premiere,”
“The Knockouts Premiere”
Production Designers: Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly

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