“The ADG Awards is one of the awards season’s premier events and we are thrilled to be sharing the news live from the red carpet with audiences around the world,” said ADG President Nelson Coates. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creative excellence and the ADG is looking forward to spotlighting their wealth of extraordinary work.
Kathleen Kennedy, who was honored with the Cinematic Imagery Award stated, “Movies ask the audience to believe in something, whether its dinosaurs, Indiana Jones, Abraham Lincoln or Life of Pi. The ability to create something we can only speculate about through our imagination…That is the profound impact of cinematic imagery. The images we remember, they stay with us for a lifetime.”
And the winners are:
Fantasy Feature Film
Blade Runner 2049 — Dennis Gassner
Period Feature Film
The Shape of Water — Paul Denham Austerberry
Contemporary Feature Film
Logan — François Audouy
Animated Feature Film
Coco — Harley Jessup
One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
Game of Thrones (HBO): “Dragonstone,” “The Queen`s Justice,” “Eastwatch” — Deborah Riley
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu): “Pilot, Offred,” “Birth Day,” “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum” — Julie Berghoff
Television Movie or Limited Series
Black Mirror (Netflix): “USS Callister” — Joel Collins
Half-Hour Single-Camera Series
GLOW (Netflix): “Pilot,” “The Wrath of Kuntar,” “The Dusty Spur” — Todd Fjelsted
Will & Grace (NBC): “Eleven Years Later,” “A Gay Olde Christmas” — Glenda Rovello
Variety or Competition Series/Awards or Event Special
Portlandia (IFC): “Portland Secedes,” “Ants,” “Fred`s Cell Phone Company” — Schuyler Telleen
Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial
Star Wars Battlefront II: “Rivalry / PS4” — Jason Edmonds
Kathleen Kennedy, eight-time Academy Award®-Nominee and president of Lucasfilm Ltd (Cinematic Imagery Award); Ron Clements and John Musker, Disney’s Oscar®-nominated animation filmmakers (William Menzies Award); Matthew D. Kiev, IATSE International President (Leadership Award); Michael Baugh, Production Designer (Creative Achievement Award); Norm Newberry, Production Designer (Lifetime Achievement Award); James Murakami, Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer/Set Designer, (Lifetime Achievement Award); John Moffitt, Scenic Artist (Lifetime Achievement Award); Martin Kline, Senior Illustrator/Art Director (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Jonathan Fernandez (Host); Will Arnett (Arrested Development); Kate Burton (Scandal); Rick Carter (Avatar, Star Wars: The Force Awakens); Janina Gavankar (Star Wars: Battlefront II); Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour); Lou Phillips (Longmire); Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The Princess and the Frog); Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Gallactica).
Producers of this year’s ADG Awards (#ADGawards) are Production Designers Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, and Thomas Wilkins, ADG. ADG. Further inquiries may be directed to Debbie Patton, ADG Awards & Events Director, at 818.762.9995 or Email: [email protected].