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'Hurt Locker,' 'Avatar' and 'Sherlock Holmes' win Art Directors Guild Awards

February 14, 2010 | 12:40 am

“The Hurt Locker,” “Avatar” and “Sherlock Holmes” were honored by the Art Directors Guild for excellence in production design Saturday night.

Karl Júlíusson won for contemporary film for “The Hurt Locker” at the gala ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Sarah Greenwood won for period film for “Sherlock Holmes,” and Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg received the award for fantasy film for “Avatar.”

On the television front, Joseph P. Lucky won in half-hour single camera for the “Ducks and Tigers” episode of “Weeds,” Dan Bishop won in one-hour single camera series for the “Souvenir” episode of “Mad Men” and “Hell’s Kitchen” won for multi-camera variety or unscripted series.

Kalina Ivanov won television movie or miniseries for “Grey Gardens.”

Absolut Anthem and Absolut World won in the commercial or music video category while the 51st Annual Grammy Awards won for awards, music or game show.

Art director Paul Sylbert presented the award for outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery to Warren Beatty. Terence Marsh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Michael Baugh took home the Creative Leadership Award.

-- Susan King

Photo: "The Hurt Locker" / Summit Entertainment

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"Sherlock Holmes" had pretty good sets, but nothing we haven't seen before (e.g., "Sweeney Todd") Good thing these awards were based on just art directory, not screenplay, acting, etc. The film was bad. Boring. Unoriginal.


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