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Category: Art Directors Guild Awards

'King's Speech,' 'Black Swan,' 'Inception' take art direction awards

Black swan 
"The King's Speech," "Inception" and "Black Swan" won the top feature film awards at the 16th Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Eve Stewart won for excellence in production design for a period film for "The King's Speech"; Guy Hendrix Dyas won in the fantasy film category for "Inception"; and Therese DePrez took home the award in the contemporary film category for "Black Swan."

On the television side, Dan Bishop won for the "Public Relations" episode of "Mad Men" in the single-camera TV series category; Robb Wilson King won for television movie or miniseries for "Secrets in the Wall"; and Richard Berg earned the award for half-hour single-camera TV series for the "Halloween" installment of "Modern Family." The award for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series went to Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura and N. Joseph De Tullio for the Betty White/Jay Z episode of "Saturday Night Live." 

David Rockwell won in the awards, music or game show category for "The 82nd Annual Academy Awards," and Jesse B. Benson won in the commercials and music video category for the Dos Equis commercial "Ice Fishing."
Honorary awards were presented to production designer Patricia Norris for lifetime achievement, and to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor for outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery.

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-- Susan King

Photo: A scene from "Black Swan." Credit: Fox Searchlight

Art Directors Guild announces Cinematic Imagery Award winners

The Art Directors Guild has named Emmy Award-winners Bill Taylor, ASC and Syd Dutton as this year's recipients of the guild's honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award.

According to the ADG, the award is given to "an individual whose body of work in the film industry has richly enchanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience." Past recipients have included Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Terry Gilliam and Ray Harryhausen.

Taylor and Dutton are visual effects artists who have worked together on such films as "Bruce Almighty" and "Milk."

They are also co-founders of Illusion Arts, which has provided visual effects for nearly 200 films.

Taylor and Dutton will receive their honor at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Feb. 5 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

-- Susan King

Photo: Jim Carrey in "Bruce Almighty," for which ADG honorees Bill Taylor and Syd Dutton were visual effects artists. Credit: Ralph Nelson/Universal


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