The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2016, in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by ADG President Mimi Gramatky, Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Production Designer Executive Producer James Pearse Connelly.

The entry and voting timeline for the ADG Awards are:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Submissions Open at
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Submissions Close
Monday, December 14, 2015 - Online Voting for Nominations Begins
Monday, January 4, 2016, 5 PM (PST) - Online Voting for Nominations Closes
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - Nominations Announced
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - Final Online Voting Begins
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5 PM (PST) - Final Online Voting Ends
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Winners Announced at ADG Awards

* Dates subject to change

Honorees for Lifetime Achievement, Cinematic Imagery and new inductees into the Guild's Hall of Fame will be announced after Labor Day. 

ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,300 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title, Graphic Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at