January 03, 2012 8:03pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Art Directors Nominate Movies as Different as 'Harry Potter' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
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 Family, 30 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:
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: TBD
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