Art Directors Guild Announces Nominations for 2010 Film, TV, Commercial, And Music Video Awards

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Los Angeles, Calif. – The Art Directors Guild (ADG) recently announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, and music videos competing in the ADG’s 15th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2010. The nominations were announced by ADG Council President Tom Walsh and Awards co-producers Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. Deadline for final voting, which is done online, is February 3. The black-tie ceremony announcing winners will take place Saturday, February 5, 2010 from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the second consecutive year.


Theme of this year's awards ceremony is "Designs on Film" as a tribute to Cathy Whitlock's new HarperCollins book that traces 100 years of Hollywood Art Direction. Walsh will introduce the event; A Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Academy Award winning Production Designer Patricia Norris with director David Lynch set to present to her. In addition, the ADG will induct the following legendary Production Designers from the past into its Hall of Fame: Alexander Golitizen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié. This year's Art Directors Guild Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor; long-time visual effects artists from the legendary company, Illusion Arts. Filmmaker Cindy Peters' will present a special short video about the many diverse tasks performed by Art Department craft-persons featuring interviews with seasoned and aspiring members of ADG.

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film in 2010:

Period Film:
TRUE GRIT - Production Designer: Jess Gonchor
THE KING’S SPEECH - Production Designer: Eve Stewart
SHUTTER ISLAND - Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
ROBIN HOOD - Production Designer: Arthur Max
GET LOW - Production Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland

Fantasy Film:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND - Production Designer: Robert Stromberg
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 - Production Designer: Stuart Craig
INCEPTION - Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas
TRON: LEGACY - Production Designer: Darren Gilford
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER - Production Designer: Barry Robison

Contemporary Film:
BLACK SWAN - Production Designer: Therese DePrez
THE SOCIAL NETWORK - Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
THE FIGHTER - Production Designer: Judy Becker
THE TOWN - Production Desinger: Sharon Seymour
127 HOURS - Production Designer: Suttirat Larlarb

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design in Television for 2009:

Single Camera Television Series:
MAD MEN - Episode: Public Relations - Production Designer: Dan Bishop
TRUE BLOOD - Episode: Trouble Production - Designer: Suzuki Ingerslev
THE TUDORS - Episode: 407 - Production Designer: Tom Conroy
24 - Episode: 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. - Production Designer: Carlos Barbosa
GLEE - Episode: Britney/Brittany - Production Designer: Mark Hutman

Television Movie or Mini-Series:
SECRETS IN THE WALL - Production Designer: Robb Wilson King
REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - Production Designer: Marcia Hinds

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series:
MODERN FAMILY - Episode: Halloween - Production Designer: Richard Berg
30 ROCK - Episode: Live Show - Production Designer: Keith Raywood, Teresa Mastropierro, and Peter Baran
OUTSOURCED - Episode: Home For the Diwalidays - Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky
UNITED STATES OF TARA - Episode: Trouble Junction - Production Designer: Cabot McMullen
COMMUNITY - Episode: Basic Rocket Science - Production Designer: Derek R. Hill

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, and N. Joseph DeTullio
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Episode: Natural History - Production Designer: Stephan G. Olson
HELL’S KITCHEN - Episode: #810 - Production Designer: John Janavs
CONAN - Episode: #1.1 - Production Designer: John Shaffner and Joe Stewart
TWO AND A HALF MEN - Episode: Hookers, Hookers, Hookers - Production Designer: John ShaffnerArt

Awards, Music, or Game Shows:
82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Production Designer: David Rockwell
2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS - Production Designer: Florian Wieder
62nd PRIME TIME EMMY AWARDS - Production Designer: Steve Bass
67th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS - Production Designer: Brian J. Stonestreet
SUPER BOWL XLIV - Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design for Commercials and Music Videos for 2009:
MILK - Commercial: The Dentist - Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft
FARMERS INSURANCE - Commercial: Frozen Pipes - Production Designer: Ken Averill
CAPITAL ONE - Commercial: Rapunzel - Production Designer: Jeremy Reed
FORD FIESTA - Commercial: Launch - Production Designer: Floyd Albee
DOS EQUIS - Commercial: Ice fishing - Production Designer: Jesse E. Benton

Co-Producers for this year’s ADG Awards are Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. Art Director Scott Enge will design the ceremony using over 450,000 Swarovski crystals, in a multitude of different applications and styles. Sponsors for the 15th Annual ADG awards are: Set and Décor Sponsor Swarovski; Gold Sponsors are Fox Studio Production Services and Universal Studios Operations; and Silver Sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Designs, Montana Artists Agency, and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Media sponsors are Below The Line, Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event planner for this year’s ADG awards.


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