Art Directors Guild Honors 'Hugo,' 'Harry Potter' and 'Dragon Tattoo'
The Art Directors Guild announced the winners of the 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 4.
The most watched category was for best production design in a period film, won by Hugo, which bested fellow best picture nominees The Artist and The Help. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the overlooked Shakespearean thriller Anonymous were the other two nominees.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 won in the fantasy film category. The film has also been nominated for an Oscar in the achievement in art direction category. It competed against Captain America: The First Avenger; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Cowboys & Aliens and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won for best contemporary film, despite not receiving an Oscar nomination for art direction or best picture. The other nominees included best picture nominees Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Descendants. Also nominated were Drive and Bridesmaids.
Mildred Pierce won for TV movie or miniseries topping Cinema Verite, Too Big to Fail, The Hour and Bling Ring. Presenter Ed Asner received a loud ovation when he came on stage, which caused the eighty-three-year old actor to quip, "He's alive."
Boardwalk Empire won for one-hour single camera television series. The winner for best half-hour, single-camera TV series was Modern Family, which took home the award in the same category last year. Saturday Night Live won for best multi-camera, variety or unscripted series.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards won in the awards, music, or game show category. Max Greenfield, one of the stars of the new Fox comedy New Girl, presented the award. Before the ceremony, Greenfield told The Hollywood Reporter he was especially happy to be presenting an award since his aunt was an art director.
Production designer Tony Walton received a Lifetime Achievement Award. His ex-wife Julie Andrews recorded a tribute for him. The pair met on the set of Mary Poppins, for which both received Oscar nominations.
Production designers Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge were inducted into the ADG’s Hall of Fame. The Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award was presented to the filmmaking team behind the Harry Potter films.
Paula Poundstone hosted the ADG’s awards gala and Ben Vereen was the musical guest.
This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the Guild, which was founded in 1924 as the Cinemagundi Club before becoming the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors in 1937. Harkening back to the Guild's origins, the ceremony began with a silent film comedic short about the preparations for the ceremony.
See the full list of nominees with the winners in red below:
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011:
THE ARTIST Production Designer: Laurence Bennett
HUGO Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
THE HELP Production Designer:Mark Ricker
ANONYMOUS Production Designer: Sebastian Krawinkel
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY
HALLOWS PART 2 Production Designer:Stuart Craig
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE
FIRST AVENGER Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN:
THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Production Designer: Kim Sinclair
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
ON STRANGER TIDES Production Designer: John Myhre
COWBOYS & ALIENS Production Designer: Scott Chambliss
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
THE DESCENDANTS Production Designer: Jane Anne Stewart
EXTREMELY LOUD &
INCREDIBLY CLOSE Production Designer: K.K. Barrett
DRIVE Production Designer: Beth Mickle
BRIDESMAIDS Production Designer: Jefferson Sage
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2010:
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series"
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
Episode: Pilot Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Television Movie or Mini-Series:
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"
Episode: Express Christmas Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode: Double-Edged Sword Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood Teresa Mastropierro
Episode: Game-Played Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky
Episode: Monkey Business Production Designer: Michael Wylie
Episode: Pilot Production Designer: Jefferson D. Sage
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: Host Justin Timberlake, Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene
And Musical Guest – Lady Gaga 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 Peoples Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
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
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR
COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2011:
ACTIVISION: CALL OF DUTY
Episode: Modern Warfare 3 Production Designer: Neil Spisak
Episode: Red Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft
Episode: The Art of Progress Production Designer: Marcos Lutyens
Episode: Discovery Production Designer: Jeremy Reed
Episode: Parallels Production Designer: Christopher Glass