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The ADG to Present Christopher Nolan with the Cinematic Imagery Award


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Christopher Nolan.
Christopher Nolan.
Christopher Nolan will receive the cinematic imagery award at the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, set for Jan. 31.

The ADG’s Cinematic Imagery Award is given to those whose body of work in the film industry has enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience. Previous recipients include Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Blake Edwards.

Nolan’s latest film is Paramount Picture’sInterstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, which has grossed more than $540 million worldwide to date.

Nolan’s earlier work includes Following, a black-and-white short film for which he won the Slamdance Film Festival’s black-and-white award and was nominated for the festival’s grand jury prize. In 2000, he wrote and directed Memento, earning an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. He also has four wins from the Spirit Awards including best director, best feature and best screenplay as well as a DGA nomination.

Nolan directed, wrote and produced the Dark Knight trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. His filmography also includes Inception, which he wrote, directed and produced. Inception garnered eight Oscar nominations including best picture and best original screenplay. His filmography also includes The Prestige and Insomnia. Exploring time in creative ways has been a recurring theme with most of Nolan’s films from Memento to Interstellar.

Nominations for this year’s ADG Awards will be announced on Jan. 5.

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