The Art Directors Guild announced winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The awards took place before an audience of more than 850, including Guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Production Design. George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on films such as E.T., Jumanji and 300. Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell also were recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, the first year that the Guild has presented this award to all four crafts that comprise Local 800.
Hall of Fame inductees were awarded to legendary Production Designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler. Production Designer Co-Chairs Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly produced the 19th Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards.
Winners For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2014 Go To:
The Grand Budapest Hotel, production designer: Adam Stockhausen
Guardians of the Galaxy, production designer: Charles Wood
Birdman, production designer: Kevin Thompson
Winners For Excellence In Production Design In Television For 2014:
One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series:
Game Of Thrones: “The Laws Of Gods And Men,” “The Mountain And The Viper” production designer: Deborah Riley
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series:
True Detective: “The Locked Room,” “Form And Void” production designer: Alex Digerlando
Television Movie or Mini-Series:
American Horror Story: Freak Show: “Massacres And Matinees” production designer: Mark Worthington
Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series:
Silicon Valley: “Articles Of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency” production designer: Richard Toyon
Multi-Camera Television Series:
The Big Bang Theory: “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion” production designer: John Shaffner:
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and winning project.