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Art Directors Guild announces award nominees

January 3, 2012 |  8:44 pm


The Art Directors Guild announced its nominees Tuesday evening for its annual awards in excellence in production design. The categories include period, fantasy and contemporary film, as well as television, commercials and music video. The awards will be handed out at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Feb 4.

The nominees for period film are: Laurence Bennett, "The Artist"; Dante Ferretti, "Hugo"; Maria Djurkovic, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy";  Sebastian Krawinkel, "Anonymous"; and Mark Ricker, "The Help." 

In the fantasy film category, the nominees are Stuart Craig, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"; Rick Heinrichs, "Captain America: The First Avenger"; John Myhre, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"; Scott Chambliss, "Cowboys & Aliens"; and a to-be-named person for "The Adventures of Tintin." (The name has yet to be determined because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has not yet designated the official production designers for the film, a spokesperson for the guild said.)

In the contemporary film category, the nods went to Donald Graham Burt, "The Girl WIth the Dragon Tattoo"; Jane Anne Stewart, "The Descendants"; K.K. Barrett, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; Beth Mickle, "Drive"; and Jefferson Sage, "Bridesmaids." 

In addition, the guild will present a lifetime achievement award to Tony Walton and will induct Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge into its hall of fame.

This year's Art Directors Guild Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, including producers David Heyman and David Barron; director David Yates; creator and author J.K. Rowling; screenwriter Steve Kloves; production designer Stuart Craig; art director Neil Lamont; and set decorator Stephenie McMillan.

For nominees in the TV, commercial and music video categories, click ahead.


One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

 "Boardwalk Empire" (Episode: 21) Production Designer:  Bill Groom

"Game of Thrones" (Episode:  A Golden Crown) Production Designer:  Gemma Jackson

"American Horror Story" (Episode:  Murder House) Production Designer:  Mark Worthington         

"The Playboy Club" (Episode: The Scarlet Bunny) Production Designer:  Scott P. Murphy

 "Pan Am" (Episode:  Pilot)  Production Designer:   Bob Shaw

 Television Movie or Miniseries

 "Mildred Pierce" Production Designer:  Mark Friedberg

 "Cinema Verite"  Production Designer:   Patti Podesta     

 "Too Big to Fail"  Production Designer:  Bob Shaw

 "The Hour" Production Designer:  Eve Stewart

 "Bling Ring"  Production Designer:  Robb Wilson King

 Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

"Modern Family" (Episode:  Express Christmas) Production Designer:  Richard Berg

"30 Rock" (Episode:  Double-Edged Sword) Production Designers:  Keith Ian Raywood and Teresa Mastropierro     

"Weeds" (Episode:  Game-Played) Production Designer:  Joseph P. Lucky

"Californication" (Episode:  Monkey Business) Production Designer:  Michael Wylie

 "New Girl" (Episode:  Pilot) Production Designer:  Jefferson D. Sage

 Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

"Saturday NIght Live" (Episode: host Justin Timberlake) Production Designers:  Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Leo Yoshimura,  N. Joseph De Tullio

"How I Met Your Mother" (Episode:  Ducky Tie) Production Designer:  Stephan Olson

 "2 Broke Girls" (Episode:  And The Rich People's Problems) Production Designer:  Glenda Rovello

 "Americal Idol"   (Episode:   Top 12 Boys Perform) Production Designer:   James Yarnell

 "Dancing With the Stars" (Episode:  Round One) Production Designer:  James Yarnell

 Awards, Music, or Game Shows

83rd Annual Academy Awards Production Designer:  Steve Bass

68th Annual Golden Globes Production Designer:  Brian Stonestreet

2011 MTV Video Music Awards   Production Designer:  Florian Wieder  

63rd Annual Emmy Awards Production Designer:  Steve Bass

"It's Worth What?"    (Best Buds) Production Designer:  John Ivo Gilles

Commercials and Music Videos:

"Activision: Call of Duty" (Episode: Modern Warfare 3) Production Designer: Neil Spisak

 "Victoria's Secret" (Episode:  Red) Production Designer:  Jeffrey Beecroft

 "Audi A8" (Episode:  The Art of Progress) Production Designer:  Marcos Lutyens

 "Chevy Volt" (Episode: Discovery) Production Designer:  Jeremy Reed

 "Jim Beam" (Episode:  Parallels )  Production Designer:  Christopher Glass


Producers Guild award nominees

 -- Susan King

Photo: Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig in "Bridesmaids." Credit: Suzanne Hanover /Universal Pictures




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