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The Art Director’s Guild Nominations


ADG3The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominations for the 23rd Annual Excellence in Product Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated features. Themed “Landscape of the Imagination”, the awards show will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown to honor the winners.

Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker, producer, theater director and choreographer, will receive the prestigious ADG Cinematic Imagery Award. British Production Designer and Set Decorator Anthony Masters, nominated for an Academy Award for the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Benjamin Carré, best known for his work on The Phantom of the Opera and The Wizard of Oz, will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Oscar-nominated Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall, Senior Illustrator and Production Designer Ed Verreaux, Scenic Artist Jim Fiorito and Set Designer and Art Director William F. Matthews.

And the nominees are:

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film – Period:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Bohemian Rhapsody – Production Designer: Aaron Haye

The Favourite – Production Designer: Fiona Crombie

First Man – Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

Roma – Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film – Fantasy:

Black Panther – Production Designer: Hanna Beachler

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Production Designer: Stuart Craig

The House with a Clock in its Walls – Production Designer: Jon Hutman

Mary Poppins Returns – Production Designer: John Myre

Ready Player One – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film – Contemporary

 A Quiet Place – Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

A Star Is Born – Production Designer: Karen Murphy

Crazy Rich Asians ­– Production Designer: Karen Murphy

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Production Designer: Peter Wenham

Welcome To Marwen – Production Designer: Stefan Dechant

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film – Animated

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Art Director: Colin Stimpson

Incredibles 2 – Production Designer: Ralph Eggleston

Isle of Dogs – Production Designers: Adam Stockhausen, Paul Harrod

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Production Designer: Justin K. Thompson

Excellence in Production Design for Television – One Hour Period or Fantasy Single Camera Series

 A Series of Unfortunate Events: “The Ersatz Elevator:Part One” – Production Designer: Bo Welch

The Haunting of Hill House: “The Bent-Neck Lady” – Production Designer: Patricio M. Farrell

The Man in the High Castle: “Now More Than Ever, We Care About You,” “History Ends,” “Jahr Null” – Production Designer: Drew Boughton

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone,” “We’re Going To The Catskills!” – Production Designer: Bill Groom

Westworld: “Akane No Mai” – Production Designer: Howard Cummings

Excellence in Production Design for Television – One Hour Contemporary Single Camera Series:

Better Call Saul: “Pinata,” “Coushatta” – Production Designer: Judy Rhee

Castle Rock: “The Box” – Production Designer: Steve Arnold

The Handmaid’s Tale: “June,” “Unwomen” – Production Designers: Mark White, Elisabeth Williams

House of Cards: “Episode 627: Chapter 72” – Production Designer: Julie Walker

Ozark: “Once A Langmore…,” “The Gold Coast” – Production Designer: Derek R. Hill

Excellence in Production Design for Television – Television Movie or Limited Series:

The Alienist: “The Boy on the Bridge” – Production Designer: Mara LePere-Schloop

American Horror Story: Apocalypse: “Fire and Reign” – Production Designer: Valdar Wilt

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Production Designer: Judy Becker

Mania – Production Designer: Alex Digerlando

Sharp Objects – Production Designer: John Paino

Excellence in Production Design for Television – Half Hour Single Camera Series

Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins” Production Designer: Timothy O’Brien

GLOW: “Viking Funeral,” “Perverts Are People Too,” “Rosalie” – Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

The Good Place: “Janet(s)” – Production Designer: Ian Phillips

Homecoming: “Mandatory” – Production Designer: Anastasia White

Silicon Valley: “Tech Evangelist,” “Artificial Emotion Intelligence” – Production Designer: Richard Toyon

Excellence in Production Design for Television – Multi Camera Series:

The Big Bang Theory: “The Novelization Correlation,” “The Sibling Realignment,” “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Production Designer: John Shaffner

Murphy Brown: “#Murphytoo” – Production Designer: Jane Musky

The Ranch: “Travelin’ Prayer,” “Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot),” “Fresh Out of Forgiveness” – Production Designer: John Shaffner

Sesame Street: “Book Worming,” “The Count’s Counting Error,” “Street Food” – Production Designer: David Gallo

Will & Grace: “The Three Wise Men,” “Tex and The City,” “Anchor Away” – Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

Excellence in Production Design for Short Format – Web Series, Music Video or Commercial:

Apple: “Welcome Home” – Production Designer

Ariane Grande: “no tears left to cry” – Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

A Tribe Called Quest: “The Space Program” – Production Designer: Kai Boydell

Kendrick Lamar: “All The Stars” – Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

Nespresso: “Quest” – Production Designer: Michael Gaw

Rolex: “2018 Academy Awards” – Production Designers: Shane Valentino, Craig Pavilionis

Excellence in Production Design for Variety or Competition/Awards or Event Special:

Drunk History: “Halloween” – Production Designer: Chloe Arbiture

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – Production Designer: Jason Ardizzone-West

The Oscars: “90th Annual Academy Awards” – Production Designer: Derek McLane

Portlandia: “Riot Spray” – Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

Saturday Night Live: “Bill Hader + Arcade Fire,” “John Mulaney + Jack White,” “Donald Glover + Childish Gambino” – Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Joseph DeTullio

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