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Art Directors Nominate Movies as Different as 'Harry Potter' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Nominees for the 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards also include the animated "The Adventures of Tintin" and the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."

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The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for its 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, to be handed out Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Throwing out a wide net to include a number of films that haven’t appeared in many previous awards line-ups, the Art Directors Guild has nominated movies as different as the British spy drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the last Harry Potter installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and the post-9/11 drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close for its 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

The nominations, announced by ADG council president Thomas A. Walsh and awards co-producers Tom Wilkins and Greg Grande, cover three film categories, five TV categories and commercials and music videos.The winners of the 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Tinker was nominated for best production design in a period film, along with awards season regulars The Artist, Hugo, and The Help and the previously overlooked Shakespearean thriller Anonymous.

Potter earned its nomination in the fantasy film category, where it will compete with Captain America: The First Avenger; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Cowboys & Aliens and, in a move that recognizes the design work that can go into a computer animated movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

The third movie category, contemporary film, ranges from Extremely Loud to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Descendants, Drive and Bridesmaids.

Turning to television, the ADG's category for one-hour single camera television series encompasses Boardwalk Empire long with freshman series Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, The Playboy Club and Pan Am.

The competition for TV movie or miniseries consists of Mildred Pierce, Cinema Verite, Too Big to Fail, The Hour and Bling Ring.

And the nominees for half-hour, single-camera TV series are the sitcoms Modern Family30 Rock, Weeds, Californication and New Girl. Richard Berg, nominated for the “Express Christmas” episode of Family, took home the award in the same category last year for another episode of the same show.

At the ADG’s awards gala, which Paula Poundstone is scheduled to host, production designer Tony Walton will received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Production designers Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge will be inducted into the ADG’s Hall of Fame. And the guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to the filmmaking team behind the Harry Potter films.

The nominees are:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011:

Period Film:

 

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

           

Fantasy Film:

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:  TBD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:

ON STRANGER TIDES                                            Production Designer:  John Myhre

COWBOYS & ALIENS                                             Production Designer:  Scott Chambliss

 

Contemporary Film:

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"

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 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"

MODERN FAMILY

Episode:  Express Christmas               Production Designer:  Richard Berg

30 ROCK

Episode:  Double-Edged Sword                      Production Designer:  Keith Ian Raywood                                                                                                                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 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

                Problems

AMERICAN 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

 

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

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