- Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) last night (1/31) announced and honored winners of its 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in 11 categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton. “The Martian” (Arthur Max), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Colin Gibson) and “The Revenant” (Jack Fisk) won Best Production Design for Feature Film. Television winners included “Game of Thrones” (Deborah Riley), “House of Cards” (Steve Arnold), “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Mark Worthington), “The Big Bang Theory” (John Shaffner) and “The Muppets” (Denise Pizzini) respectively. The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press.
Director David O. Russell received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Josh Brolin ("Sicario"). Oscar®-winning actress Eva Marie Saint ("On the Waterfront") presented Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne with ADG’s inaugural William Cameron Menzies Award, for his work in championing classic motion pictures. Accepting the award on Mr. Osborne’s behalf was actress Diane Baker. Recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards included 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. Four legendary women - Oscar and Emmy-winning production designer Carmen Dillon, Emmy-winning production designer and illustrator Dorothea Holt Redmond, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning production and costume designer Patricia Norris, and art director and set designer Dianne Wager – were inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Hall of Fame.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Art Directors Guild inaugurated a new official trophy called the Cinemagundi, designed by guild member Fredrik Buch, which was handed out to tonight’s winners. ADG awards recognition always goes to the production designer, art director, assistant art director and their team for each nominated and winning project.
ADG president Nelson Coates and Art Directors Council chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host for the third year-in-a-row.
20th ANNUAL ADG WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM
Production Designer: JACK FISK
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Production Designer: COLIN GIBSON
Production Designer: ARTHUR MAX
20th ANNUAL ADG WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION
ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
GAME OF THRONES: “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” “Hardhome”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY
ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
HOUSE OF CARDS: “Chapter 29,” “Chapter 36”
Production Designer: STEVE ARNOLD
TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: “Checking In”
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON
HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
THE MUPPETS: “The Ex-Factor,” “Pig’s in a Blanket”
Production Designer: DENISE PIZZINI
THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Skywalker Incursion,” “The Mystery Date Observation,” “The Platonic Permutation”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER
AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL
THE OSCARS: 2015
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE
SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
APPLE MUSIC: “The History of Sound”
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR
VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
KEY & PEELE: “Ya’ll Ready For This?” “The End”
Production Designer: GARY KORDAN