The 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards

The winners of the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards were announced tonight in Beverly Hills

The Art Director’s Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) held their 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards tonight in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. George Clooney presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to his friend and long time collaborator, production designer Jim Bissell. Also on hand was Anne Hathaway who was there to present director, Christopher Nolan with the Cinematic Imagery Award.

Here’s a list of all of the nominees and winners below.


EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2014

Period Film

Nominees

INHERENT VICE DAVID CRANK, Production Designer
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (WINNER) ADAM STOCKHAUSEN, Production Designer 
THE IMITATION GAME MARIA DJURKOVIC, Production Designer
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING JOHN PAUL KELLY, Production Designer
UNBROKEN JON HUTMAN, Production Designer

Fantasy Film

Nominees

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER PETER WENHAM, Production Designer
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES JAMES CHINLUND, Production Designer
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (WINNER) CHARLES WOOD, Production Designer
INTERSTELLAR NATHAN CROWLEY, Production Designer
INTO THE WOODS DENNIS GASSNER, Production Designer

Contemporary Film

Nominees

AMERICAN SNIPER JAMES J. MURAKAMI, CHARISSE CARDENAS, Production Designers
BIRDMAN (WINNER) KEVIN THOMPSON, Production Designer
FOXCATCHER JESS GONCHOR, Production Designer
GONE GIRL DONALD GRAHAM BURT, Production Designer
NIGHTCRAWLER KEVIN KAVANAUGH, Production Designer

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

FOR TELEVISION IN 2014

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series

Nominees

BOARDWALK EMPIRE: Golden Days for Boys and Girls BILL GROOM, Production Designer
GAME OF THRONES:
The Laws of Gods and Men (WINNER)
DEBORAH RILEY, Production Designer
GOTHAM: Pilot – Selina Kyle, Arkham DOUG KRANER, Production Designer
THE KNICK: Method and Madness, Working Late a Lot HOWARD CUMMINGS, Production Designer
MAD MEN: Time Zones DAN BISHOP, Production Designer

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera

Television Series

Nominees

HOMELAND: The Drone Queen JOHN D. KRETSCHMER, Production Designer
HOUSE OF CARDS: Chapter 18 STEVE ARNOLD, Production Designer
JUSTIFIED: Murder Of Crowes, Wrong Roads, The Tol DAVE BLASS, Production Designer
THE NEWSROOM: Boston, Main Justice, Contempt KAREN STEWARD, Production Designer
TRUE DETECTIVE:
The Locked Room, Form and Void (WINNER)
ALEX DiGERLANDO, Production Designer

Television Movie or

Mini-Series

Nominees

AMERICAN HORROR STORY:
FREAK SHOW: Massacres and Matinees (WINNER)
MARK WORTHINGTON, Production Designer
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: Unafraid of the Dark SETH REED, Production Designer
FARGO JOHN BLACKIE,  WARREN ALAN YOUNG, Production Designers
HOUDINI: Part I, Part II PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN, Production Designer
SHERLOCK: His Last Vow ARWEL W. JONES, Production Designer

Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

Nominees

CALIFORNICATION: Faith, Hope, Love, Like Father Like Son, Kickoff RAY YAMAGATA, Production Designer
HOUSE OF LIES: Wreckage, Middlegame, Zha- Moreng RAY YAMAGATA, Production Designer
MODERN FAMILY: Halloween 3: Awesomeland, Marco Polo Won’t You Be Our Neighbor CLAIRE BENNETT, Production Designer
SILICON VALLEY:
Articles of Incorporation, Signaling Risk, Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency (WINNER)
RICHARD TOYON, Production Designer
VEEP: Clovis, Special Relationship, Debate JAMES GLOSTER, Production Designer

Multi-Camera

Television Series

Nominees

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: How Your Mother Met Me STEPHAN OLSON, Production Designer
MIKE & MOLLY: Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure, The Dice Lady Cometh JOHN SHAFFNER, Production Designer
THE BIG BANG THEORY:
The Locomotive Manipulation, The Convention Conundrum, The Status Quo Combustion (WINNER)
JOHN SHAFFNER, Production Designer
THE MILLERS: You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings, Man, Con-Troversy, Papa Was a Rolling Bone GLENDA ROVELLO, Production Designer
UNDATEABLE: Pilot CABOT McMULLEN, Production Designer

Awards or Event Special

Nominees

86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (WINNER) DEREK McLANE, Production Designer
PETER PAN LIVE! DEREK McLANE, Production Designer
SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW: Starring Bruno Mars BRUCE RODGERS, Production Designer
THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2014 JOE STEWART, Production Designer
THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles MATTHEW RUSSELL, Production Designer
THE 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, Production Designer

Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial

Nominees

APPLE: Perspective (WINNER) SEAN HARGREAVES, Production Designer
COLDPLAY: Magic EMMA FAIRLEY, Production Designer
IKEA: Carousel RICHARD LASSALLE, Production Designer
KATY PERRY: Dark Horse JEREMY REED, Production Designer
SIMPSON’S MARATHON ZACH MATHEWS, Production Designer

Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series

Nominees

KEY & PEELE: Halloween Episode, Alien Imposters GARY KORDAN, Production Designer
PORTLANDIA: Celery (WINNER) TYLER B. ROBINSON, Production Designer
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Louis C. K. with Sam Smith, Anna Kendrick with Pharrell Williams, Chris Rock with Prince KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO, Production Designers
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON: 1, 45, 56 EUGENE LEE, PETER BARAN, Production Designers
THE VOICE: Blind Auditions Premiere ANTON GOSS, JAMES PEARSE CONNELLY, Production Designers.

For more information about the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, you can check out their press release here.

What do you think of the winners? What were your favourite films in 2014? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

  1. Not one animated feature even nominated. Big Hero 6 AND How to Train Your Dragon, not to mention The Tale of a Princess Kaguya were better designed than any of the nominees.

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  2. Just one question. Does anyone recognize video games? I’ve been reading articles that mentions to consider this area like the 8th arts. Cause what I’ve been seeing lately on video games the design productions are mind blowing.

    And congratulations to the winners.

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