'Button,' 'Knight' among ADG winners

Production design kudos awarded in multiple categories

Production designers on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight" and "Slumdog Millionaire" drew honors in various feature-film categories of the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday.

The ADG held its annual awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, presenting awards in film, television and commercial categories.
"Button" was selected for best production design in a period film, "Knight" for a fantasy pic and "Slumdog" for a contemporary movie.

George Lucas received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to cinematic imagery, and Paul Sylbert ("The Prince of Tides") was honored with lifetime-achievement laurels. Bryan Cranston, star of the AMC television series "Breaking Bad," hosted the awards.

A list of winning production designers and their projects follows on the next page.

Feature Film

Period film

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Production designer: Donald Graham Burt

Fantasy film

"The Dark Knight"
Production designer:    Nathan Crowley

Contemporary film

"Slumdog Millionaire"
Production designer:    Mark Digby


Single-camera TV series

"Mad Men"
Episode 211: "The Jet Set"
Production designer:    Dan Bishop

Multicamera TV series

"Little Britain U.S.A."
Episode 4   
Production designers: Greg Grande and Michael Wylie

TV movie or miniseries

"John Adams"
Production designer:    Gemma Jackson

Episode of a half-hour single-camera TV series

Episode 4006: "Excellent Treasures"
Production designer: Joseph P. Lucky

Awards show, variety, music or nonfiction program

80th Annual Academy Awards
Production designer: Roy Christopher


Farmers Insurance
"Drowned Circus"
Production designer: Chris Gorak

Victoria's Secret
Production designer: Jeffrey Beecroft