The 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards Winners Announced for 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design

Winners of the 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards were announced tonight in Los Angeles. The Shape of Water, Blade Runner 2049, and Logan win big at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

The Art Directors Guild announced the winners today today in Los Angeles for the 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards- the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and, for the first time, animated features. Winners were honored at the Awards Gala in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

As previously announced, the Art Directors Guild Awards honoured eight-time Academy Award Nominee Kathleen Kennedy with the Cinematic Imagery Award. The “William Cameron Menzies Award” honoured Disney’s Oscar nominated animation filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker. A special Leadership Award was bestowed upon International IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb. The Outstanding Creative Achievement Award was given to Production Designer Michael Baugh.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Production Designer Norm Newberry, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Production Designer/Set Designer James Murakami, Scenic Artist John Moffitt, Senior Illustrator/Art Director Martin Kline, and the late Oscar®-winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove, James Bond) Senior Illustrator and Bambi’s Concept Designer Tyrus Wong were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame.

The 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.


LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET AT THE ADG AWARDS


ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM


PERIOD FILM


DARKEST HOUR
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

DUNKIRK
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Production Designer: Jim Clay

THE POST
Production Designer: Rick Carter

THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry WINNER


FANTASY FILM


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner WINNER

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Production Designer: James Chinlund

WONDER WOMAN
Production Designer: Aline Bonetto


CONTEMPORARY FILM


DOWNSIZING
Production Designer: Stefania Cella

GET OUT
Production Designer: Rusty Smith

LADY BIRD
Production Designer: Chris Jones

LOGAN
Production Designer: Francois Audouy WINNER

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg


ANIMATED FILM

CARS 3
Production Designer: William Cone, Jay Shuster

COCO
Production Designer: Harley Jessup WINNER

DESPICABLE ME 3
Production Designer: Olivier Adam

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Production Designer: Grant Freckelton

LOVING VINCENT
Production Designer: Matthew Button


ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION


ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: “The Bad Beginning: Part One”, “The Reptile Room: Part One”, “The Wide Window: Part One”
Production Designer: Bo Welch

THE CROWN: “A Company of Men”, “Beryl”, “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”
Production Designer: Martin Childs

GAME OF THRONES: “Dragonstone”, “The Queen’s Justice”, “Eastwatch”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley WINNER

MINDHUNTER: “S1:E1”, “S1:E4”, “S1:E9”
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

STRANGER THINGS: “Chapter Six: The Spy”, “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo


ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES


AMERICAN GODS: “The Bone Orchard”, “The Secret of Spoons”, “Head Full of Snow”
Production Designer: Patti Podesta

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Pilot, “Offred”, “Birth Day”, “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum”
Production Designer: Julie Berghoff WINNER

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “The Bridge”
Production Designer: Andrew Stearn

MR.ROBOT: “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”, “eps3.1_undo.gz”, “eps 3.2_legacy.so”
Production Designer: Anastasia White

TWIN PEAKS: “Ep.1: Part 1”, “Ep. 8: Part 8”, “Ep. 15: Part 15”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong


TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES


AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT: “Election Night”, “Winter of Our Discontent”
Production Designer: Jeff Mossa

BIG LITTLE LIES: “Somebody’s Dead”, “Living the Dream”, “You Get What You Need”
Production Designer: John Paino

BLACK MIRROR: “USS Callister”
Production Designer: Joel Collins & Phil Sims WINNER

FARGO: “The Narrow Escape Problem”, “The Law of Inevitability”, “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”
Production Designer: Elisabeth Williams

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN: Pilot, “And the Winner Is…”, “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Production Designer: Judy Becker


HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES


FUTURE MAN: “Pandora’s Mailbox”, “Beyond The Truffledome”, “A Date With Destiny”
Production Designer: Jessica Kender

GLOW: “Pilot”, “The Wrath of Kuntar”, “The Dusty Spur”
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted WINNER

MASTER OF NONE: “Le Nozze”, “Thanksgiving”, “Amarsi Un Po”
Production Designer: Amy Williams

SILICON VALLEY: “Hooli-Con”, “Server Error”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

VEEP: “Omaha”
Production Designer: Jim Gloster


MULTI-CAMERA SERIES


9JKL: “Pilot”, “Lovers Getaway”, “Set Visit”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Romance Recalibration”, “The Separation Agitation”, “The Explosion Implosion”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

THE RANCH: “My Best Friend”, “Last Dollar (Fly Away)”, “Wrapped Up in You”
Production Designer:John Shaffner

SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Pilot”, “Crime Time”, “Arthur’s Day Off”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

WILL & GRACE: “Eleven Years Later”,” “A Gay Olde Christmas”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello WINNER


SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL


APPLE: “Bulbs”
Production Designer: James Chinlund

CHANEL: “Gabrielle”
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

Katy Perry: “Bon Appetit”
Production Designer: Natalie Groce

NIKE: “Equality”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: “Rivalry / PS4”
Production Designer: Jason Edmonds WINNER


VARIETY OR COMPETITION/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL


BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD: “Earth Is A Hot Mess”
Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: “74th Annual”
Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet

PORTLANDIA: “Portland Secedes”, “Ants”, “Fred’s Cell Phone Company”
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen WINNER

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: ” Aziz Ansari + Big Sean”, “Alec Baldwin + Ed Sheeran”, “Larry David + Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: “Starring Lady Gaga”
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers


Which films, television shows, or commercials were you rooting for at the 2018 Art Directors Guild Awards? There were so many great choices this year. As always, I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental


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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. So great to see animated features get a shake at the ADG awards. While several have been nominated before—going head to head with “live action” films, none has won. Kudos to ALL the nominees’

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  2. Shape of Water!

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  3. There are so many good movies on this list that I’m crossing my fingers for! There’s also a large listing of movies and television shows that are new to me so I’m excited to take a look at them. Best of luck to all the nominees!

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  4. There are so many wonderful movies that are up for winning. I cannot wait to see who actually wins. I have never guessed right for any of these.

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  5. I’m a big fan of animated films and I genuinely couldn’t pick the winner in that catagory. Also a huge fan of Big Bang Theory so really hope they win!

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  6. Love award ceremonies, so exciting! I have actually heard of some of the nominations, for a change! Good luck to all the nominees.

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