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"Mad Max," "The Martian," "The Danish Girl," "The Revenant" Among Nominees For Excellence In Production Design Awards
Production designer Eve Stewart was nominated for her work on "The Danish Girl"
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Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos were announced  by ADG Council chair Marcia Hinds and awards producer Thomas Wilkins.

The 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

Nominated for best production design in a period feature film are: Jack Fisk for The Revenant; Mark Ricker for Trumbo; Thomas E. Sanders for Crimson Peak; Eve Stewart for The Danish Girl; and Adam Stockhausen for Bridge of Spies.

Fantasy film nominees are production designers: Rick Carter and Darren Gilford for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Scott Chambliss for Tomorrowland; Dante Ferretti for Cinderella; Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road; and Edward Verreaux for Jurassic World.

Contemporary film nominees are Judy Becker for Joy; Mark Digby for Ex Machina; Dennis Gassner for Spectre; Arthur Max for The Martian; and Patrice Vermette for Sicario.

On the TV front, in the running for the one-hour period or fantasy single camera series honor are episodes of Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Gotham, The Knick and Mad Men.

Nominated in the one-hour contemporary single-camera series category are episodes of Better Call Saul, Empire, Homeland, House of Cards and True Detective.

There was a tie in the variety, reality or competition series category resulting in six nominees, which are episodes of Conan, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Key & Peele, Saturday Night Live, Top Chef and The Voice Season 9.

THE NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2015 ARE:

PERIOD FILM
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Production Designer: ADAM STOCKHAUSEN

CRIMSON PEAK
Production Designer: THOMAS E. SANDERS

THE DANISH GIRL
Production Designer: EVE STEWART

THE REVENANT
Production Designer: JACK FISK

TRUMBO
Production Designer: MARK RICKER

FANTASY FILM
CINDERELLA
Production Designer: DANTE FERRETTI

JURASSIC WORLD
Production Designer: EDWARD VERREAUX

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Production Designer: COLIN GIBSON

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Production Designers: RICK CARTER, DARREN GILFORD

TOMORROWLAND
Production Designer: SCOTT CHAMBLISS

CONTEMPORARY FILM
EX MACHINA
Production Designer: MARK DIGBY

JOY
Production Designer: JUDY BECKER

THE MARTIAN
Production Designer: ARTHUR MAX

SICARIO
Production Designer: PATRICE VERMETTE

SPECTRE
Production Designer: DENNIS GASSNER

THE NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION IN 2015:

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
DOWNTON ABBEY: “A Moorland Holiday”
Production Designer: DONAL WOODS

GAME OF THRONES: “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” “Hardhome”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY

GOTHAM: “Strike Force,” “Dammed If You Do...”
Production Designer: RICHARD BERG

THE KNICK: “Ten Knots,” “The Best With The Best To Get The Best,” “Wonderful
Surprises”
Production Designer: HOWARD CUMMINGS

MAD MEN: “Person to Person”
Production Designer: DAN BISHOP

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
BETTER CALL SAUL: “Five-O,” “Rico,” “Marco”
Production Designer: TONY FANNING

EMPIRE: “Pilot”
Production Designer: STEVE SAKLAD

HOMELAND: “The Tradition of Hospitality,” “All About Allison,” “The Litvinov Ruse”
Production Designer: JOHN D. KRETSCHMER

HOUSE OF CARDS: “Chapter 29,” “Chapter 36”
Production Designer: STEVE ARNOLD

TRUE DETECTIVE: “The Western Book of the Dead,” “Night Finds You,”
“Omega Station”
Production Designer: ALEX DiGERLANDO

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: “Checking In”
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

BESSIE
Production Designer: CLARK HUNTER

FARGO: “Waiting For Dutch,” “Before the Law,” “Fear and Trembling”
Production Designer: WARREN ALAN YOUNG

TUT: “Power,” “Betrayal,” “Destiny”
Production Designer: MICHAEL HANAN

WOLF HALL: “Three Card Trick”
Production Designer: PAT CAMPBELL

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH: “Alive in Tucson,” “Is Anybody Out There?,” “Silent Night”
Production Designer: BRUCE ROBERT HILL

THE MUPPETS: “The Ex-Factor,” “Pig’s in a Blanket”
Production Designer: DENISE PIZZINI

SILICON VALLEY: “Sand Hill Shuffle,” “Homicide,” “Adult Content”
Production Designer: RICHARD TOYON

TRANSPARENT: “Kina Hora,” “The Book of Life,” “Oscillate”
Production Designer: CAT SMITH

VEEP: “Joint Session,” “Election Night”
Production Designer: JAMES GLOSTER

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
2 BROKE GIRLS: “And the Escape Room,” “And the Maybe Baby,”
“And the Coming Out Party”
Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Skywalker Incursion,” “The Mystery Date
Observation,” “The Platonic Permutation”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

CLIPPED: “Dreamers,” “Wi-Fi,” “World’s Rudest Barbershop”
Production Designer: GREG GRANDE

MOM: “Mashed Potatoes and A Little Nitrous,” “Six Popes and Red Ferrari,”
“Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

TRUTH BE TOLD: “Pilot,” “Big Black Coffee,” “Members Only”
Production Designer: STEPHAN OLSON

AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL
67th ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS
Production Designers: TAMLYN WRIGHT, BAZ HALPIN

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS: 2015
Production Designers: JOE STEWART, JOHN SHAFFNER

THE OSCARS: 2015
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “40th Anniversary Special”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO, PETER BARAN

THE WIZ LIVE
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: “Hallways”
Production Designer: ZACH MATHEWS

APPLE MUSIC: “The History of Sound”
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR

DURACELL - STAR WARS: “Battle For Christmas Morning”
Production Designer: TOM MEYER

MADONNA: “Ghosttown”
Production Designer: EMMA FAIRLEY

VICTORIA’S SECRET: “Rome”
Production Designer: JEFFREY BEECROFT

VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
CONAN: “At Comic-Con”
Production Designer: CHRISTOPHER GOUMAS

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW: “Halloween”
Production Designer: SCOTT MOSES

KEY & PEELE: “Ya’ll Ready For This?” “The End”
Production Designer: GARY KORDAN

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Tracey Morgan/Demi Lovato,” “Scarlett Johansson/Wiz
Khalifa,” “Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO

TOP CHEF: “Stop the Presses”
Production Designer: JAMES PEARSE CONNELLY

THE VOICE SEASON 9: “Blind Auditions Premiere,” “Battles Premiere,”
“The Knockouts Premiere”
Production Designers: ANTON GOSS, JAMES PEARSE CONNELLY

As previously announced, Academy Award winning director David O. Russell will receive the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne will be the first to receive ADG’s newly created William Cameron Menzies Award for his work in championing classic motion pictures.

Recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards include scenic artist Bill Anderson, Oscar®-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw, set designer William J. Newmon, II and Emmy® and Oscar®-winning production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein, scenic artist Bill Anderson, Oscar®-nominated matte artist Harrison Ellenshaw and set designer William J. Newmon, II.

Four legendary women – production designer Carmen Dillon, production designer and illustrator Dorothea Holt Redmond, production and costume designer Patricia Norris, and art director and set designer Dianne Wager – will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame.

Producers of this year’s ADG Awards (#ADGawards) are production designers Tom Wilkins and Judy Cosgrove. ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producer’s signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

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