'King's Speech,' 'Inception,' 'Black Swan' Win Art Directors Guild Awards

The Weinstein Company

Period film The Kings Speech, fantasy feature Inception and contemporary pic Black Swan divvied up the top film awards at the Art Directors Guild's 15th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday.

At the awards dinner, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday night and hosted by Paula Poundstone, production designer Eve Stewart captured the period trophy, her first ADG win for creating scenes from 1930s London in The Weinstein Co.'s Speech.

After four previous nominations, Guy Hendrix Dyas earned his first ADG award, in the fantasy film category, for the dreamscapes of Warners/Legendary's Inception
Therese DePrez took home her first ADG award, for contemporary film, for the ballet settings of Fox Searchlight's Swan.
Of the three films, Swan did not make the cut, but both Speech and Inception are nominated for the corresponding Academy Award for art direction -- along with Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and True Grit.
On the TV side, Dan Bishop copped the award for single-camera TV series for the third year in a row for his work on AMC's mid-century modern Mad Men.
The Halloween episode of ABC's Modern Family resulted in a first-time win for Richard Berg in the category of episode of a half-hour single-camera TV series.
Robb Wilson King took the prize in TV movies for Lifetime's Secrets in the Walls.
Production designers Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura and N. Joseph DeTullio were all named as winners of the award for episode of multi-camera variety or unscripted series for their contributions to the episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live that Betty White hosted. 
Architect and designer David Rockwell took home the honors in the awards, music or game show category for designing ABC's 82nd annual Academy Awards.
The prize for commercials went to Jesse Benson for a Dos Equis commercial called "Ice Fishing."
The ADG, headed by chairman Thomas A. Walsh, also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to production designer Patricia Norris and an award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor.
Alexander Golitzen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié were inducted into the ADG's Hall of Fame.


Period Film
The King's Speech
Production Designer: Eve Stewart
Fantasy Film
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas
Contemporary Film
Black Swan
Production Designer: Therese DePrez
Single Camera Television Series
Mad Men 
Episode: Public Relations
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Secrets in the Wall
Production Designer: Robb Wilson King
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Modern Family
Episode: Halloween
Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
Saturday Night Live
Episode: Betty White/Jay Z
Production Designer: Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
82nd Annual Academy Awards
Production Designer: David Rockwell
Dos Equis
Commercial: Ice Fishing
Production Designer: Jesse B. Benson