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Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced

The ceremony will take place Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

Keira Knightley
"Anna Karenina"

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.

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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

Period Film

ANNA KARENINA                                                           
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

ARGO                                                                                   
Production Designer: Sharon Seymour

DJANGO UNCHAINED                                               
Production Designer: J. Michael Riva

LES MISÉRABLES                                                           
Production Designer: Eve Stewart

LINCOLN                                                                       
Production Designer: Rick Carter

Fantasy Film

CLOUD ATLAS                                                           
Production Designer: Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup

LIFE OF PI                                                                       
Production Designer: David Gropman

PROMETHEUS                                                          
Production Designer: Arthur Max

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES           
Production Designers: Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY           
Production Designer: Dan Hannah

Contemporary Film

FLIGHT                                                                       
Production Designer: Nelson Coates

SKYFALL                                                                       
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL           
Production Designer:  Alan MacDonald

THE IMPOSSIBLE                                                           
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

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Episode:  Resolution                                   
Production Designer: Bill Groom

DOWNTON ABBEY
Episode:  Christmas Special                       
Production Designer: Donal Woods

GAME OF THRONES
Episode:  The Ghost of Harrenhal                       
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson           

HOMELAND
Episode:  The Choice                                   
Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer

NEWSROOM
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

GAME CHANGE                                                           
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

MOCKINGBIRD LANE                                               
Production Designer: Michael Wylie

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

COMMUNITY
Episode:  Pillows and Blankets                       
Production Designer: Denise Pizzini  

GIRLS
Episode:  Pilot                                               
Production Designer: Judy Becker

MODERN FAMILY
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

THE VOICE                                                                       
Production Designer:  Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly           

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS                       
Production Designer:  John Myhre

GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT LIVE        
Episode: Countdown                                   
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

BUDWEISER
Episode: The Return of the King                       
Production Designer:  Jason Hamilton

MACY’S
Episode:  Dream                                               
Production Designer:  Carlos A. Menendez

NIKE
Episode:  Fast is Faster                                   
Production Designer:  Tino Schaedler

NIKE+
Episode:  Game On World                                   
Production Designer:  James Chinlund

X-BOX
Episode:  Halo 4 Commissioning                       
Production Designer:  Christopher Glass