Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced
The ceremony will take place Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.
Fifteen films, divided among three different categories, have been nominated for the 17th annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominees were announced Wednesday night.
The nominees for best period design include four entries that depict life in the 19th century -- Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Lincoln -- as well as one movie reflecting the more recent past, Argo.
In the contemporary film category, the contenders include Flight, Skyfall, The Best Exotic Margiold Hotel, The Impossible and Zero Dark Thirty.
Surveying fantasy films, the ADG nominated Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The honors recognize production design in nine categories of film, TV and commercials and music videos. The ceremony, with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year, is set to take place Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.
Production designer Herman Zimmerman will be the recipient of the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Hall of Fame inductees are Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald and Edward S. Stephenson. The production designers behind the James Bond franchise -- Ken Adam, Allan Cameron, Dennis Gassner and Peter Lamont -- will be honored for outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery.
The nominees were announced by ADG council chair John Schaffner and awards co-producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon.
A complete list of nominees follows.
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
Production Designer: Sharon Seymour
Production Designer: J. Michael Riva
Production Designer: Eve Stewart
Production Designer: Rick Carter
Production Designer: Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup
LIFE OF PI
Production Designer: David Gropman
Production Designer: Arthur Max
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Production Designers: Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Production Designer: Dan Hannah
Production Designer: Nelson Coates
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Production Designer: Alan MacDonald
Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero
ZERO DARK THIRTY
Production Designer: Jeremy Hindle
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Episode: Christmas Special
Production Designer: Donal Woods
GAME OF THRONES
Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Episode: The Choice
Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer
Episode: We Just Decided To
Production Designer: Richard Hoover
Television Movie or Miniseries
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
Episode: I Am Anne Frank, Part 2
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Production Designer: Michael Corenblith
HATFIELDS and MCCOYS
Episode: Ep.#1.1-Night One, Ep.#1.2-Night Two, Ep.#1.3-Night Three
Production Designer: Derek R. Hill
HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN
Production Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer: Michael Wylie
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Episode: Pillows and Blankets
Production Designer: Denise Pizzini
Production Designer: Judy Becker
Episode: Mystery Date
Production Designer: Richard Berg
PARKS & RECREATION
Episode: Soda Tax
Production Designer: Ian Phillips
THE NEW NORMAL
Episode: Sofa’s Choice
Production Designer: Tony Fanning
Episode of a Multicamera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
2 BROKE GIRLS
Episode: And The Silent Partner
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Episode: The Magicians Code Part 1
Production Designer: Stephan Olson
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: Mick Jagger Host
Production Designer: Keith Raywood
Production Designer: Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: John Myhre
GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT LIVE
Production Designer: Matthew Russell
SUPER BOWL XLVI
Episode: Halftime Show Starring Madonna
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers
THE 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
Production Designer: Steve Bass
THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 40th ANNUAL
Production Designer: Joe Stewart
Commercials and Music Videos
Episode: The Return of the King
Production Designer: Jason Hamilton
Production Designer: Carlos A. Menendez
Episode: Fast is Faster
Production Designer: Tino Schaedler
Episode: Game On World
Production Designer: James Chinlund
Episode: Halo 4 Commissioning
Production Designer: Christopher Glass
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