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Art Directors Guild Award Winners Include Dune, Nightmare Alley, and No Time to Die

March 5, 2022 | By
Art Directors Guild Award Winners Include <i>Dune</i>, <i>Nightmare Alley</i>, and <i>No Time to Die</i>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced that Dune (fantasy), Nightmare Alley (period), and No Time to Die (contemporary) won the top film prizes at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The ADG Awards honor excellence in production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials,... »

ADG Awards: William A. Horning, Polly Platt Set for Guild’s Hall of Fame; New Exhibition Coming

February 16, 2022 | By
ADG Awards: William A. Horning, Polly Platt Set for Guild’s Hall of Fame; New Exhibition Coming

The Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame has announced it will soon induct Oscar-winning Production Designer William A. Horning and Oscar-nominated Production Designer, Costume Designer and Producer Polly Platt into its hallowed ranks. Horning is best known for his legendary work on Ben-Hur, North by Northwest and The Wizard of Oz, while Platt is being honored for her design work on films such as Say Anything,... »

ADG Awards: Yvette Nicole Brown to Host, Donna Cline Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Award

February 9, 2022 | By
ADG Awards: Yvette Nicole Brown to Host, Donna Cline Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild has tapped Emmy-nominated Yvette Nicole Brown to host this year’s ADG Awards, which will see Concept Illustrator and Storyboard Artist Donna Cline receive the guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA). Brown, who currently stars opposite John Stamos on the Disney+ series Big Shot, previously starred in Community, Boston Legal, and the award-winning BET miniseries The New Edition Story. Brown’s... »

Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including The French Dispatch

January 24, 2022 | By
Art Directors Guild Awards Unveils Its Nominees, Including <i>The French Dispatch</i>

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the nominations for the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards, which will return to a live ceremony on March 5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The guild previously announced that it would honor The Power of the Dog filmmaker Jane Campion with its Cinematic Imagery Award, as her films consistently... »

Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

January 22, 2022 | By
Jane Campion to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, who is back in the Oscar race this year with The Power of the Dog, will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) at the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. The Power of the Dog is considered a... »

Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

January 17, 2022 | By
Set Decorators Society of America Unveils 2022 Film Nominations

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA/SETDECOR) has announced its 2022 film nominations, celebrating the decor/design seen in feature-length films from the 2021 season. Final voting opens for SDSA members opens on Wednesday, Feb. 2, and voting will close on Friday, Feb. 11, so votes must be cast by Noon PT via the SDSA’s online portal.... »

Set Designer Ann Harris to Receive ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

January 13, 2022 | By
Set Designer Ann Harris to Receive ADG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran set designer/art director Ann Harris, whose more than 60 film and television design credits include Edward Scissorhands and Schindler’s List, will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers & Model Makers Council (SDMM) at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. The Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, March 5, will return to a live event this year at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in... »

SETDECOR Highlights Starz’s Blindspotting

January 3, 2022 | By
SETDECOR Highlights Starz’s <em>Blindspotting</em>

The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) and its SETDECOR magazine has offered another great “Inside the Set with SETDECOR,” which takes a look at Starz‘s series, Blindspotting. In the piece, SETDECOR talks with Set Decorator Kimberly Leonard SDSA about the logistical challenges of set decorating in the early days of COVID protocols on set, collaborating with co-creators Daveed Diggs... »

Artist Profile: In the Heights Production Designer Nelson Coates Tackles His Dream Musical on the Streets of New York City

December 30, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: <em>In the Heights</em> Production Designer Nelson Coates Tackles His Dream Musical on the Streets of New York City

Every once in a while it happens where a great interview you’ve done just gets away from you. Some may remember that back in July, we ran a piece with Production Designer Nelson Coates, talking us through a specific scene and musical number in Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights, and how that was... »

Nightmare Alley Production Designer Tamara Deverell Dives Headfirst into Guillermo del Toro’s Period Vision

December 28, 2021 | By
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Production Designer Tamara Deverell Dives Headfirst into Guillermo del Toro’s Period Vision

Guillermo del Toro’s noir thriller Nightmare Alley may have its DNA in the ‘40s and the original novel by William Lindsay Gresham, but it’s just as much a del Toro movie, and that means that every scene just looks absolutely fantastic with many unique locations that just pull you into the story. The movie... »