The production designers behind the 23 James Bond films will be honored with the prestigious cinematic imagery award from the Art Directors Guild. Set for Feb. 2, the guild’s excellence in production design awards will honor 50 years of the longest running franchise in film history for its visionary and innovative design.
The cinematic imagery award will go to production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner.
“For 50 years the Bond films have entertained and inspired us with their audacious sense of style, imagination and sophistication,” said John Shaffner, ADG council chair. “Their visual mastery of detail are to design what ‘shaken not stirred’ is to the creation of the perfect dry Martini.”
The cinematic imagery award is given to those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience. Previous recipients have been the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, Bill Taylor, Syd Dutton, Warren Beatty, Allen Daviau, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards, Terry Gilliam, Ray Harryhausen, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, Robert S. Wise and Zhang Yimou.