ADG Awards: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max,' 'The Martian' Win Feature Categories

11:10 AM 2/1/2016

by Carolyn Giardina

'Game of Thrones,' 'Homeland' and 'American Horror Story' also are among the winners.

Courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian won the feature film awards at the Art Directors Guild's 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

The feature competition is divided into three categories, for period, contemporary and fantasy films. Production designer Jack Fisk's work on The Revenant won the category for a period film, Colin Gibson's work on Mad Max: Fury Road topped the fantasy film category and production designer Arthur Max's work on The Martian won the contemporary category.

All three feature winners, along with ADG nominees Bridge of Spies and The Danish Girl, are nominated for the Oscar in production design. In three of the past four years, the ADG period film category winner went on to win the Oscar.

During the evening, Josh Brolin presented David O. Russell with the Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award.

Recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards were Patrizia von Brandenstein, the first woman to win an Oscar in production design (Amadeus); William J. Newmon, II, the first African-American set designer in Hollywood (Poltergeist); scenic artist Bill Anderson (Cleopatra); and Oscar-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw (Tron).

Additionally, four women were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame: production designer Carmen Dillon, production designer and illustrator Dorothea Holt Redmond, production and costume designer Patricia Norris and art director and set designer Dianne Wager.

Eva Marie Saint presented Robert Osborne as the first recipient of ADG’s newly created William Cameron Menzie Award for his work in championing classic motion pictures. Osborne was ill and unable to attend the ceremony.

During the evening, ADG past president Tom Walsh led a tribute to the late Murray Weissman, whom he called ADG's "friend, champion ... and guiding light."

A complete list of winners follows.

  • Period Film

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM

    'The Revenant,' Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

    The Revenant (WINNER)

    Production designer: Jack Fisk

     

    Bridge of Spies

    Production designer: Adam Stockhausen

     

    Crimson Peak

    Production designer: Thomas E. Sanders

     

    The Danish Girl

    Production designer: Eve Stewart

     

    Trumbo

    Production designer: Mark Ricker

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with The Revenant Director

  • Fantasy Film

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM

    Courtesy of Warner Bros.

    Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

    Production designer: Colin Gibson

     

    Cinderella

    Production designer: Dante Ferretti

     

    Jurassic World

    Production designer: Edward Verreaux

     

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Production designers: Rick Carter, Darren Gilford

     

    Tomorrowland

    Production designer: Scott Chambliss

  • Contemporary Film

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM

    Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    The Martian (WINNER)

    Production designer: Arthur Max

     

    Ex Machina

    Production designer: Mark Digby

     

    Joy

    Production designer: Judy Becker

     

    Sicario

    Production designer: Patrice Vermette

     

    Spectre

    Production designer: Dennis Gassner

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with The Martian Director

  • One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Courtesy of HBO

    Game of Thrones: "High Sparrow," "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," "Hardhome" (WINNER)

    Production designer: Deborah Riley

     

    Downton Abbey: "A Moorland Holiday"

    Production designer: Donal Woods

     

    Gotham: "Strike Force," "Dammed If You Do…"

    Production designer: Richard Berg

     

    The Knick: "Ten Knots," "The Best With the Best to Get the Best," "Wonderful Surprises"

    Production designer: Howard Cummings

     

    Mad Men: "Person to Person"

    Production designer: Dan Bishop

  • One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Screenshot/Showtime

    Homeland: "The Tradition of Hospitality," "All about Allison," "The Litvinov Ruse" (WINNER)

    Production designer: John D. Kretschmer

     

    Better Call Saul: "Five-O," "Rico," "Marco"

    Production designer: Tony Fanning

     

    Empire: "Pilot"

    Production designer: Steve Saklad

     

    House of Cards: "Chapter 29," "Chapter 36"

    Production designer: Steve Arnold

     

    True Detective: "The Western Book of the Dead," "Night Finds You," "Omega Station"

    Production designer: Alex Digerlando

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with Homeland Creator

  • Television Movie or Limited Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Courtesy of FX

    American Horror Story: Hotel: "Checking In" (WINNER)

    Production designer: Mark Worthington

     

    Bessie

    Production designer: Clark Hunter

     

    Fargo: "Waiting for Dutch," "Before the Law," "Fear and Trembling"

    Production designer: Warren Alan Young

     

    Tut: "Power," "Betrayal," "Destiny"

    Production designer: Michael Hanan

     

    Wolf Hall: "Three Card Trick"

    Production designer: Pat Campbell

     

    See Lady Gaga's One-on-One with The Hollywood Reporter

  • Half Hour Single-Camera Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Courtesy of ABC

    The Muppets: "The Ex-Factor," "Pig's in a Blanket" (WINNER)

    Production designer: Denise Pizzini

     

    The Last Man on Earth: "Alive in Tucson," "Is Anybody out There?," "Silent Night"

    Production designer: Bruce Robert Hill

     

    Silicon Valley: "Sand Hill Shuffle," "Homicide," "Adult Content"

    Production designer: Richard Toyon

     

    Transparent: "Kina Hora," "The Book of Life," "Oscillate"

    Production designer: Cat Smith

     

    Veep: "Joint Session," "Election Night"

    Production designer: James Gloster

  • Multi-Camera Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Michael Yarish/CBS

    The Big Bang Theory: "The Skywalker Incursion," "The Mystery Date Observation," "The Platonic Permutation" (WINNER)

    Production designer: John Shaffner

     

    2 Broke Girls: "And the Escape Room," "And the Maybe Baby," "And the Coming out Party"

    Production designer: Glenda Rovello

     

    Clipped: "Dreamers," "Wi-Fi," "World's Rudest Barbershop"

    Production designer: Greg Grande

     

    Mom: "Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous," "Six Popes and Red Ferrari,""Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation"

    Production designer: John Shaffner

     

    Truth Be Told: "Pilot," "Big Black Coffee," "Members Only"

    Production designer: Stephan Olson

  • Awards or Event Special

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    John Shearer/Invision/AP

    The Oscars: 2015 (WINNER)

    Production designer: Derek Mclane

     

    67th Annual Emmy Awards

    Production designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

     

    The American Music Awards: 2015

    Production designers: Joe Stewart, John Shaffner

     

    Saturday Night Live: "40th Anniversary Special"

    Production designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio, Peter Baran

     

    The Wiz Live

    Production designer: Derek Mclane

  • Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Apple Music: "The History of Sound" (WINNER)

    Production designer: Jess Gonchor

     

    American Horror Story: Hotel: "Hallways"

    Production designer: Zach Mathews

     

    Duracell — Star Wars: "Battle for Christmas Morning"

    Production designer: Tom Meyer

     

    Madonna: "Ghosttown"

    Production designer: Emma Fairley

     

    Victoria's Secret: "Rome"

    Production designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

  • Variety, Reality or Competition Series

    EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

    Comedy Central

    Key & Peele: "Ya'll Ready for This?" "The End" (WINNER)

    Production designer: Gary Kordan

     

    Conan: "At Comic-Con"

    Production designer: Christopher Goumas

     

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "Halloween"

    Production designer: Scott Moses

     

    Saturday Night Live: "Tracey Morgan/Demi Lovato," "Scarlett Johansson/Wiz Khalifa," "Miley Cyrus"

    Production designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio

     

    Top Chef: "Stop the Presses"

    Production designer: James Pearse Connelly

     

    The Voice Season 9: "Blind Auditions Premiere," "Battles Premiere," "The Knockouts Premiere"

    Production designers: Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly

     

    Watch THR’s Roundtable with Jordan Peele

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