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'Button,' 'Slumdog' and 'Knight' win Art Directors Guild awards

February 14, 2009 | 11:48 pm

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight" and "Slumdog Millionaire" won the major feature film awards for production design from the Art Directors Guild Saturday evening.

Donald Graham Burt won in the period-film category for "Benjamin Button"; Nathan Crowley earned the guild’s excellence in production design honor in the fantasy category for "The Dark Knight"; and Mark Digby received the contemporary award for "Slumdog Millionaire."

The 13th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards took place at the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Bryan Cranston was the host.

Other production design awards handed out Saturday:

Single camera television series: Dan Bishop for "Mad Men"

Multi-camera television series: Greg Grande and Michael Wylie for "Little Britain U.S.A."

Television movie or miniseries: Gemma Jackson for "John Adams"

Award, show, variety, music or non-fiction program: Roy Christopher for "80th Annual Academy Awards"

Winner for excellence in production design for commercials for 2008: Chris Gorak for Farmers Insurance Commercial and Jeffrey Beecroft for Victoria's Secret Commercial

Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award: George Lucas

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Sylbert

ADG Hall of Fame inductees: Ted Haworth, John Meehan, Harold Michaelson, John McMillan Johnson and Romain Johnston.

--Susan King

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