The Art Directors Guild nominates Palm Springs!!


The Art Directors Guild has announced their nominees for the best of 2020.  The guilds are one of the more reliable precursors when it comes to making your Oscar predictions, if just because the guilds — as opposed to the various regional critics groups — actually include members of the Academy.

My immediate thought, upon looking at these nominees, is that there’s a lot of them and I definitely forgot to take my ADD meds this morning.  That said, I’m glad Palm Springs was nominated.  Palm Springs was one of the best films of 2020 and, while it’ll probably be too strange and comedic to score a best picture nod, it would still be nice to see it score an Oscar nomination or two.

The winners will be announced on April 10th!  Here are the nominees:

PERIOD FEATURE FILM
Mank – Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Production Designer: Mark Ricker
Mulan – Production Designer: Grant Major
News of the World – Production Designer: David Crank
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Production Designer: Shane Valentino

FANTASY FEATURE FILM
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – Production Designer: K.K. Barrett
Pinocchio – Production Designer: Dimitri Capuani
Tenet – Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
The Midnight Sky – Production Designer: Jim Bissell
Wonder Woman 1984 – Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
Da 5 Bloods – Production Designer: Wynn Thomas
I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Production Designer: Molly Hughes
Palm Springs – Production Designer: Jason Kisvarday
Promising Young Woman – Production Designer: Michael T. Perry
The Prom – Production Designer: Jamie Walker McCall

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Shawn the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Production Designer: Matt Perry
Onward – Production Designer: Noah Klocek
Soul – Production Designer: Steve Pilcher
The Croods: A New Age – Production Designer: Nate Wragg
Wolfwalkers – Production Designers: Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore, Maria Pareja

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Lovecraft Country: “I Am” – Production Designer: Kalina Ivanov
Perry Mason: “Chapter Three” – Production Designer: John Perry Goldsmith
The Crown: “War” – Production Designer: Martin Childs
The Mandalorian: “Chapter 13: The Jedi” – Production Designers: Andrew L. Jones, Doug Chiang
Westworld: “Parce Domine” – Production Designer: Howard Cummings

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Killing Eve: “Are You from Pinner?” – Production Designer: Laurence Dorman
Ozark: “Wartime” – Production Designer: David Bomba
The Flight Attendant: “After Dark” – Production Designer: Sara K. White
The Twilight Zone: “Among the Untrodden” – Production Designer: Michael Wylie
Utopia: “Just a Fanboy” – Production Designer: Steve Arnold

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Fargo – Production Designer: Warren Alan Young
Hollywood – Production Designer: Matthew Flood Ferguson
Little Fires Everywhere – Production Designer: Jessica Kender
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – Production Designer: Ruth Ammon
The Queen’s Gambit – Production Designer: Uli Hanisch

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Dead to Me: “You Don’t Have to Go,” “It Had to Be You” – Production Designer: L.J. Houdyshell
Emily in Paris: “Emily in Paris” – Production Designer: Anne Seibel
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet: “Pilot” – Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Space Force: “THE LAUNCH” – Production Designer: Susie Mancini
What We Do in the Shadows: “Resurrection,” “Collaboration,” “Witches” – Production Designer: Kate Bunch

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: “Unintended Consequences” – Production Designer: Josee F. Lemonnier
Bob Hearts Abishola: “Randy’s a Wrangler,” “Paris is for Lovers, Not Mothers” “Straight Outta Lagos” – Production Designer: John Shaffner
Family Reunion: “Remember When Jade Was Down with the Swirl?” “Remember When Shaka Got Beat Up?” – Production Designer: Aiyana Trotter
The Neighborhood: “Welcome to the New Pastor,” “Welcome to the Hockey Game” – Production Designer: Wendell Johnson
Will & Grace: “Accidentally on Porpoise,” “We Love Lucy,” “It’s Time” – Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
Adidas Originals: “Superstar – Change is a Team Sport” – Production Designer: Ruth De Jong
Apple: “Vertical Cinema” – Production Designer: Shane Valentino
Camila Cabello: “My Oh My” – Production Designer: François Audouy
Harry Styles: “Falling” – Production Designer: François Audouy
Taylor Swift: “Cardigan” – Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
Earth to Ned: “Ned: The Musical” – Production Designer: Darcy Prevost
Saturday Night Live: “Host: John Mulaney + Music: David Byrne,” Host: Adele + Music: H.E.R.,” “Host: Dave Chappelle + Music: Foo Fighters” – Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph De Tullio
The Masked Singer: “The Season Premiere – The Masks Return” – Production Designer: James Connelly
The Voice: “Live Finale Ep. 18,” “The Blind Auditions, Season Premiere Ep. 1,”The Battles Premiere Ep. 6” – Production Designers: Zeya Maurer, James Connelly, Anton Goss
Wheel of Fortune: “Consumer Cellular Secret Santa,” “Fabulous Food” – Production Designer: Renee Hoss-Johnson

VARIETY SPECIAL
Black Is King – Production Designers: Hannah Beachler, Carlos Laszlo, Susan Linss, Miranda Lorenz, Brandon Mendez, Rika Nakanishi, Ethan Tobman
Democratic National Convention 2020 – Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers
Super Bowl Half Time Show Starring Jennifer Lopez & Shakira – Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers
The Oscars – Production Designer: Jason Sherwood
Yearly Departed – Production Designer: Suzuki Ingerslev

The Art Directors Guild Honors Parasite and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


The Art Directors Guild have announced their picks for the best of 2019!

And here they are:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR FILM

PERIOD FILM
Ford v Ferrari, Production Designer: François Audouy
The Irishman, Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Jojo Rabbit, Production Designer: Ra Vincent
Joker, Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
1917, Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
WINNER – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Production Designer: Barbara Ling

FANTASY FILM
Ad Astra, Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Aladdin, Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
WINNER – Avengers: Endgame, Production Designer: Charles Wood
Dumbo, Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Production Designers: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

CONTEMPORARY FILM 
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Production Designer: Jade Healy
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
Knives Out, Production Designer: David Crank
WINNER – Parasite, Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
Us, Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

ANIMATED FILM
Abominable, Production Designer: Max Boas
Frozen II, Production Designer: Michael Giaimo
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Production Designer: Pierre-Olivier Vincent
The Lion King, Production Designer: James Chinlund
WINNER – Toy Story 4, Production Designer: Bob Pauley

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
A Series of Unfortunate Events: “Penultimate Peril: Part 1,” Production Designer: Bo Welch
The Crown: “Aberfan,” Production Designer: Martin Childs
Game of Thrones: “The Bells,” Production Designer: Deborah Riley
The Mandalorian: “Chapter One,” Production Designer: Andrew L. Jones
WINNER – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308,” Production Designer: Bill Groom

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Big Little Lies: “What Have They Done?” “The Bad Mother,” “I Want to Know,” Production Designer: John Paino
The Boys: “The Female of the Species,” Production Designer: Dave Blass
Euphoria: “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed,” “And Salt the Earth Behind You,” Production Designer: Kay Lee
The Handmaid’s Tale: “Mayday,” Production Designer: Elizabeth Williams
WINNER – The Umbrella Academy: “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and  Funerals,” Production Designer: Mark Worthington

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Black Mirror: “Striking Vipers,” Production Designer: Anne Beauchamp
Catch-22, Production Designer: David Gropman
WINNER – Chernobyl, Production Designer: Luke Hull
Deadwood: The Movie, Production Designer: Maria Caso
Fosse/Verdon, Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Barry: “ronny/lily,” Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson
Fleabag: “Ep. 5,” Production Designer: Jonathan Paul Green
GLOW: “Up, Up, Up,” Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted
The Good Place: “Employee of the Bearimy,” “Help Is Other People,” Production Designer: Ian Phillips
WINNER – Russian Doll: “Nothing in This World is Easy,” Production Designer: Michael Bricker

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
WINNER – The Big Bang Theory: “The Stockholm Syndrome,” “The Conference
Valuation,” “The Propagation Proposition,”
 Production Designer: John Shaffner

The Cool Kids: “Vegas, Baby!,” Production Designer: Stephan Olson
Family Reunion: “Remember Black Elvis?,” Production Designer: Aiyanna Trotter
No Good Nick: “The Italian Job,” Production Designer: Kristan Andrews
Will & Grace: “Family, Trip,” “The Things We Do for Love,” “Conscious
Coupling,”
 Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
Apple: “It’s Tough Out There,” Production Designer: Quito Cooksey
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey: “Don’t Call Me Angel,” Production Designer: Emma Fairley
WINNER – MedMen: “The New Normal,” Production Designer: James Chinlund
Portal for Facebook: “A Very Muppet Portal Launch,” Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Taylor Swift: “Lover,” Production Designer: Kurt Gefke

VARIETY, REALITY OR EVENT SPECIAL
WINNER – Drunk History: “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?,” Production Designer: Monica Sotto
91st Oscars, Production Designer: David Korins
Rent: Live, Production Designer: Jason Sherwood
Saturday Night Live: “1764 Emma Stone,” “1762 Sandra Oh,” “1760 John  Mulaney,” Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Akira Yoshimura, Joe DeTullio,  Eugene Lee
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, Production Designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

Here Are The Art Directors Guild’s Nominees For The Best Of 2019


PERIOD FILM
Ford v Ferrari
Production Designer: François Audouy
The Irishman
Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Jojo Rabbit
Production Designer: Ra Vincent
Joker
Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
1917
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Production Designer: Barbara Ling

FANTASY FILM
Ad Astra
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Aladdin
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Avengers: Endgame
Production Designer: Charles Wood
Dumbo
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Production Designers: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

CONTEMPORARY FILM 
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Production Designer: Jade Healy
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
Knives Out
Production Designer: David Crank
Parasite
Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
Us
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

4. ANIMATED FILM
Abominable
Production Designer: Max Boas
Frozen II
Production Designer: Michael Giaimo
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Production Designer: Pierre-Olivier Vincent
The Lion King
Production Designer: James Chinlund
Toy Story 4
Production Designer: Bob Pauley

The ADG Nominates Crimson Peak … and some other films…


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The PGA wasn’t the only guild to announce nominations today!  The Art Director’s Guild announced their nominees for the best of 2015 as well.  And here they are!  (And yay to the ADG for nominating Crimson Peak!)

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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

Here Are The Art Directors Guild Nominees!


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The Art Directors Guild announced their nominees today!

And here they are:

Period Film
Inherent Vice
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken

Fantasy Film
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Contemporary Film
American Sniper
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler