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The Art Directors Guild has announced its Hall of Fame inductees, and this year the ADG will be honoring four women.
Production designer Carmen Dillon, production and costume designer Patricia Norris, art director and set designer Dorothea Holt Redmond and illustrator Dianne Wager will be honored at the Guild’s 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.
“These women made great strides in their craft, achieving prominence despite designing in a field dominated by men,” said ADG Council chairwoman Marcia Hinds. “Acknowledgement of their efforts leads to a more balanced and open Guild.”
Dillon, who passed away in 2000, was the first female art director in the British film industry and the first woman to win the Oscar for set decoration for her work on Sir Laurence Olivier‘s Hamlet. Her other film credits include The Importance of Being Earnest and The Omen.
Norris worked as a production and costume designer in both film and television. She was nominated for six Oscars and won an Emmy award for costume design for her work on David Lynch‘s Twin Peaks. Norris died on Feb. 20, 2015.
In 1938, Redmond became Hollywood’s first female production designer. After studying architecture at USC, she was hired by legendary producer David O. Selznick and worked on films including Gone With the Wind and The Ten Commandments, often collaborating with director Alfred Hitchcock. She passed away in 2009.
As a set designer and art director, Wager, who died in 2011, worked on more than 40 award-winning and blockbuster movies, including The Hunt for Red October, Crimson Tide, The Green Mile and Jurassic Park III.
The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 31.
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