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The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

April 10, 2021 | By
The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild ADG Awards Winners

The 25th Annual Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards were handed out on Saturday night, April 10, hosted by Curb Your Enthusiasm star JB Smoove. Presenters for the night included Matt Bomer, Tyra Banks, Maria Bakalova, Carey Mulligan, Emerald Fennell, Aasif Mandvi, Jenna Elfman, Brian Tee, Jordi Molla, Nicco Annan & Michael Zegen. The film awards went to Donald Graham Burt for Mank, Wynn Thomas for Da 5 Bloods, Steve Pilcher for the Animated Feature Soul, and Nathan Crowley won for Tenet... »

Art Directors Guild Announces Presenters for 25th Annual ADG Awards, Taking Place Saturday

April 8, 2021 | By
Art Directors Guild Announces Presenters for 25th Annual ADG Awards, Taking Place Saturday

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced a number of presenters for its 25th Annual ADG Awards, taking place Saturday, April 10, at 3pm PST with JB Smoove Hosting. The previously announced Matt Bomer, Tyra Banks, Maria Bakalova, Carey Mulligan, Emerald Fennell, Aasif Mandvi, Jenna Elfman and Brian Tee have now been joined by Jordi Molla (Jack... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Production Design Nominees

April 1, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Production Design Nominees

There has been talk recently about splitting this category into two, period pieces vs modern, in a sort of opposite tack to the one taken with the Sound categories. The argument is that period pieces have an advantage and win the category at a much higher rate. Looking at the last five winners, though,... »

Emmy-Winning Set Designer Evelyn Sakash Found Dead in Queens Apartment after Disappearance

April 1, 2021 | By
Emmy-Winning Set Designer Evelyn Sakash Found Dead in Queens Apartment after Disappearance

A tragic and somewhat horrifying news story comes from the New York Daily News as Emmy-winning set designer Evelyn Sakash was found dead in her trash-filled Queens apartment after being missing for seven months. The body of the 66-year-old crafts person was found by her sister, Ellen Brown, under an avalanche of trash seven months after her... »

JB Smoove Hosting 25th Annual ADG Awards on April 10

April 1, 2021 | By
JB Smoove Hosting 25th Annual ADG Awards on April 10

Actor and comedian JB Smoove has been announced as the host for the 25th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Recognizing 25 years of outstanding production design in film, television, animation and commercials, this year’s awards ceremony will be presented on a virtual platform, streaming to a worldwide and more... »

Set Decorators Announce Winners of 1st SDSA Film Awards, Mank Picked as Best Picture

April 1, 2021 | By
Set Decorators Announce Winners of 1st SDSA Film Awards, <em>Mank</em> Picked as Best Picture

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) has announced the winners of its first SDSA Awards, given out for achievement in set decoration by members of the group. David Fincher‘s Mank was selected as Best Picture out of the over 300 feature films eligible for the award, and the movie also received the award for Best Achievement... »

Concept Artist John Eaves to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award on April 10

March 31, 2021 | By
Concept Artist John Eaves to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award on April 10

On April 10, the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) will awards its Lifetime Achievement Award from the guild’s Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) to Concept Artist John Eaves, known for his iconic illustrations and designs for the Star Trek series and for the numerous science fiction realms he created. Herman Zimmerman, Emmy®-nominated Production Designer for the Star Trek franchise, will be... »

Art Directors Guild Honoring Set Designer Martha Johnston for Lifetime Achievement

March 19, 2021 | By
Art  Directors Guild Honoring Set Designer Martha Johnston for Lifetime Achievement

  The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) will honor artist Martha Johnston with their Set Designers & Model Makers Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual ADG Awards held virtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The event will celebrate Johnston’s career designing for features, television shows (including the last season of Seinfeld with Tom Azzari),... »

SET DECOR Shines Spotlight on Sets for Netflix’s Bridgerton

March 17, 2021 | By
SET DECOR Shines Spotlight on Sets for Netflix’s <em>Bridgerton</em>

In its latest feature, SET DECOR, the online magazine for the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has an interview and some beautiful photos from the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton, which were recently nominated by the British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) for its 2020 BFDG Awards in the International TV Drama category, announced last week. The feature includes a gallery... »

Art Directors Guild Honoring Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel With ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

March 11, 2021 | By
Art Directors Guild Honoring Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel With ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) will be honoring Oscar and Emmy-winning Production Designer Stuart Wurtzel with its prestigious ADG Lifetime Achievement Award at the virtual awards ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, April 10. Wurtzel is best known for his award-winning work on Hannah and Her Sisters and Angels in America. Mark... »