TheArt Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and, for the first time, animation features, during a black-tie ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Blade Runner 2049 (Dennis Gassner), The Shape of Water (Paul Denham Austerberry), Coco (Harley Jessup), and Logan (Francois Audouy), won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included The Handmaids Tale(Julie Berghoff), Portlandia (Schuyler Telleen), Will & Grace (Glenda Rovella), Black Mirror (Joel Collins, Phil Sims), and Game of Thrones (Deborah Riley) Glow (Todd Fjelsted), and Star Wars Battlefront II: Rivalry/PS4 (Jason Edmonds), respectively.
The awards took place before an audience of more than 1,000, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADGPresident NELSON COATES andArt Directors Council Chair MARK WORTHINGTON presided over the awards ceremony with comedian JOHNATHAN FERNANDEZ serving as host :
Returning again as producers of this year’s ADG Awards (#ADG awards) were Production Designers THOMAS A. WALSH, ADG, and THOMAS WILKINS, ADG.Theguild debuted its new award categoryExcellence in Production Design for an Animated Film and Pixars Coco was the first recipient of this award.
Oscar-winning Production Designer RICK CARTER (Avatar, StarWars: The Force Awakens) presented KATHLEEN KENNEDY (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial) with the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award following a filmed salute to the eight-time Academy Award®-Nominee and President of Lucasfilm. The William Cameron Menzies Award honored Disneys Oscar®-nominated animation filmmakers RON CLEMENTS and JOHN MUSKER (Moana, Hercules, Aladdin)and was presented by ANIKA NONI ROSE (Dreamgirls, The Princess and The Frog), :
who thrilled the audience with her vocal performance of The Little Mermaids Part of Your World. A special Leadership Award was bestowed upon International IATSE President MATTHEW D. LOEB by ADG Executive Director CHUCK PARKER.
The Outstanding Creative Achievement Award went to Production Designer MICHAEL BAUGH by ADG President NELSON COATES :
and Art Directors Council Chair MARK WORTHINGTON. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Production Designer NORM NEWBERRY by Production Designer RICK CARTER; Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated Production Designer/Set Designer JAMES MURAKAMI by four time Oscar®-nominee GARY FETTIS; Scenic Artist JOHNMOFFITT:
by ED STRANG, and Senior Illustrator/Art Director MARTIN KLINE by CASEY BERNAY. The late Oscar-winning Production Designer SIR KEN ADAM (Dr. Strangelove, James Bond) Senior Illustrator and Bambis Concept Designer TYRUS WONG were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.
Additional presenters for this years awards included GARY OLDMAN (Darkest Hour):
Focus Features Takes Churchill Biopic Darkest Hour : Starring Gary Oldman, for Golden Globe & SAG Awards ! :
WILL ARNETT (Arrested Development), LOUDIAMOND PHILLIPS (Longmire):
KATE BURTON (Scandal):
andKATEE SACKHOFF (BattlestarGallactica),:
NANCY CARTWRIGHT (The Simpsons);:
CATHERINE OHARA(Home Alone), and RIAN JOHNSON (Director, Star Wars: The Last Jedi).
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM 1. PERIOD FILM : THE SHAPE OF WATER Production Designer: PAUL DENHAM AUSTERBERRY 2. FANTASY FILM : BLADE RUNNER 2049 Production Designer: DENNIS GASSNER 3. CONTEMPORARY FILM : LOGAN Production Designer: FRANÇOIS AUDOUY 4. ANIMATED FILM : COCO Production Designer: HARLEY JESSUP:
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION ARE: 5. One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series: GAME OF THRONES: Dragonstone, The Queen`s Justice, Eastwatch –Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY 6. One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series : THE HANDMAIDS TALE: Pilot, Offred, Birth Day, Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum Production Designer: JULIE BERGHOFF 7. Television Movie or LIMITED Series : BLACK MIRROR: USS Callister Production Designers: JOEL COLLINS, PHIL SIMS 8. Half Hour Single-Camera Series : GLOW: Pilot, The Wrath of Kuntar, The Dusty Spur – Production Designer: TODD FJELSTED 9. MULTI-CAMERA Series : WILL & GRACE: Eleven Years Later, A Gay Olde Christmas – Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO 10. Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial : STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: Rivalry / PS4 – Production Designer: JASON EDMONDS 11. Variety or Competition Series/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL: PORTLANDIA: Portland Secedes, Ants, Fred’s Cell Phone Company Production Designer: SCHUYLER TELLEEN
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