Art Directors Guild Awards: 'Dunkirk,' 'Shape of Water,' 'Blade Runner 2049' Among Nominees

7:16 AM 1/4/2018

by Carolyn Giardina

Nominees in the new category for feature animation include 'Coco' and 'Loving Vincent.'

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Sci-fi fantasy Blade Runner 2049, WWII drama Dunkirk and Cold War fairy tale The Shape of Water are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

For the ADG awards, live action features are divided into three categories: period, fantasy and contemporary.

In the category for a period film, Dunkirk was nominated alongside Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post and The Shape of Water. The nominees in the fantasy category are Beauty and the Beast, Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, War for the Planet of the Apes and Wonder Woman. And the contenders for the award for a contemporary film are Downsizing, Get Out, Lady Bird, Logan and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Sarah Greenwood is a double nominee, in the period film category for Darkest Hour and in the fantasy category, for Beauty and the Beast.

Over the past five years, the winner of the ADG's period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design twice, in 2013 for The Great Gatsby and in 2014 for The Grand Budapest Hotel. The production design Oscar went to the winner of the fantasy category, Mad Max: Fury Road, in 2015. And last year, La La Land picked up the ADG award in the category for a contemporary film on the way to winning the Oscar for production design.

This year for the first time, ADG will present an award for feature animation. The nominees are Cars 3, Coco, Despicable Me 3, The Lego Batman Movie and Loving Vincent.

Underscoring its move to recognize animation, ADG is also presenting its William Cameron Menzies Award to  Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of Disney animated films such as The Little Mermaid and most recently, Moana.

Also during the ceremony, Norm Newberry, John Moffitt, James J. Murakami and Martin Kline will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards; Kathleen Kennedy will be honored with the Cinematic Imagery Award; and Matthew Loeb will get the Leadership Award.

  • Period Film

    Darkest Hour
    Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

    Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

    Murder on the Orient Express
    Production Designer: Jim Clay

    The Post
    Production Designer: Rick Carter 

    The Shape of Water
    Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry

  • Fantasy Film

    Beauty and the Beast
    Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

    Blade Runner 2049
    Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs

    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Production Designer: James Chinlund

    Wonder Woman
    Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

  • Contemporary Film

    Production Designer: Stefania Cella

    Get Out
    Production Designer: Rusty Smith

    Lady Bird
    Production Designer: Chris Jones

    Production Designer: Francois Audouy

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg

  • Animated Film

    Cars 3
    Production Designers: William Cone, Jay Shuster

    Production Designer: Harley Jessup

    Despicable Me 3
    Art Director: Olivier Adam

    The Lego Batman Movie
    Production Designer: Grant Freckelton

    Loving Vincent
    Production Designer: Matthew Button

  • One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

    A Series of Unfortunate Events: "The Bad Beginning: Part One," "The Reptile Room: Part One," "The Wide Window: Part One"
    Production Designer: Bo Welch

    The Crown: "A Company of Men," "Beryl," "Dear Mrs. Kennedy"
    Production Designer: Martin Childs

    Game of Thrones: "Dragonstone," "The Queen`s Justice," "Eastwatch"
    Production Designer: Deborah Riley

    Mindhunter: "S1:E1," "S1:E4," "S1:E9"
    Production Designer: Steve Arnold

    Stranger Things: "Chapter Six: The Spy," "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer," "Chapter Nine: The Gate"
    Production Designer: Chris Tujillo

  • One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

    American Gods: "The Bone Orchard," "The Secret of Spoons," "Head Full of Snow"
    Production Designer: Patti Podesta

    The Handmaid's Tale: "Pilot, Offred," "Birth Day," "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
    Production Designer: Julie Berghoff

    The Handmaid's Tale: "The Bridge"
    Production Designer: Andrew Stearn

    Mr. Robot: "eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h," "eps3.1_undo.gz," ""
    Production Designer: Anastasia White

    Twin Peaks: "Ep. 1: Part 1," "Ep. 8: Part 8," "Ep. 15: Part 15"
    Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

  • Television Movie or Limited Series

    American Horror Story: Cult: "Election Night," "Winter of Our Discontent"
    Production Designer: Jeff Mossa

    Big Little Lies: "Somebody`s Dead," "Living the Dream," "You Get What You Need"
    Production Designer: John Paino

    Black Mirror: "USS Callister"
    Production Designer: Joel Collins

    Fargo: "The Narrow Escape Problem," "The Law of Inevitability," "Who Rules the Land of Denial?"
    Production Designer: Elisabeth Williams

    Feud: Bette and Joan: "Pilot," "And the Winner is…," "You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?"
    Production Designer: Judy Becker

  • Half Hour Single-Camera Series

    Future Man: "Pandora's Mailbox," "Beyond The Truffledome," "A Date With Destiny"
    Production Designer: Jessica Kender

    Glow: "Pilot," "The Wrath of Kuntar," "The Dusty Spur"
    Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

    Master of None: "Le Nozze," "Thanksgiving," "Amarsi Un Po"
    Production Designer: Amy Williams

    Silicon Valley: "Hooli-Con," "Server Error"
    Production Designer: Richard Toyon

    Veep: "Omaha"
    Production Designer: Jim Gloster

  • Multi-Camera Series

    9JKL: "Pilot," "Lovers Getaway," "Set Visit"
    Production Designer: Stephan Olson

    The Big Bang Theory: "The Romance Recalibration," "The Separation Agitation," "The Explosion Implosion"
    Production Designer: John Shaffner

    The Ranch: "My Best Friend," "Last Dollar (Fly Away)," "Wrapped Up in You"
    Production Designer: John Shaffner

    Superior Donuts: "Pilot," "Crime Time," "Arthur`s Day Off"
    Production Designer: Stephan Olson

    Will & Grace: "Eleven Years Later," "A Gay Olde Christmas"
    Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

  • Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial

    Apple: "Bulbs"
    Production Designer: James Chinlund

    Chanel: "Gabrielle"
    Production Designer: Shane Valentino

    Katy Perry: "Bon Appetit"
    Production Designer: Natalie Groce

    Nike: "Equality"
    Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

    Star Wars Battlefront II: "Rivalry / PS4"
    Production Designer: Jason Edmonds

  • Variety or Competition Series / Awards or Event Special

    Bill Nye Saves the World: "Earth Is A Hot Mess"
    Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

    Golden Globe Awards: "74th Annual"
    Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet

    Portlandia: "Portland Secedes," "Ants," "Fred`s Cell Phone Company"
    Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

    Saturday Night Live: "Aziz Ansari + Big Sean," "Alec Baldwin + Ed Sheeran," "Larry David + Miley Cyrus"
    Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio

    Super Bowl Halftime Show: "Starring Lady Gaga"
    Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers