George Clooney will present the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award to his long-time friend, production designer Jim Bissell, at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, scheduled for Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Clooney’s collaboration with Bissell began in 2002 with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, followed by the Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2007) and most recently The Monuments Men (2014), starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett.
Bissell’s credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), as well as The Rocketeer (1991), Jumanji (1995), 300 (2006) and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). He has been awarded a Primetime Emmy for Palmerstown, U.S.A. (shared with Bill Webb, 1980), an Oscar nomination and Satellite Award win for Good Night, and Good Luck (shared with Jan Pascale, 2005) and additional nominations from the ADG, BAFTA and LAFCA Awards.
Camille Abbott (illustrator and matte artist), John P. Bruce (set design) and Will Ferrell (scenic artist) will also receive lifetime achievement awards.
Additional presenters include Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Julie Bowen and Mayim Bialik.