The 2019 Art Directors Guild Awards Best Production Design Nominations

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations for the 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated features. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Art Directors Guild Awards, themed “Landscape of the Imagination,” on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

As previously announced, Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker, producer, theater director and choreographer, will receive the prestigious ADG Cinematic Imagery Award. British Production Designer and Set Decorator Anthony Masters, nominated for an Academy Award for the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Benjamin Carré, best known for his work on The Phantom of the Opera and The Wizard of Oz, will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Oscar-nominated Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall, Senior Illustrator and Production Designer Ed Verreaux, Scenic Artist Jim Fiorito and Set Designer and Art Director William F. Matthews.

The complete list of the 2019 Art Directors Guild Awards nominees are as follows.


2019 ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM


PERIOD FILM

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

First Man // Production Designer: Nathan Crowley


THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Production Designer: Aaron Haye

THE FAVOURITE
Production Designer: Fiona Crombie

FIRST MAN
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

ROMA
Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero


FANTASY FILM

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

Black Panther // Production Designer: Hannah Beachler


BLACK PANTHER
Production Designer: Hannah Beachler

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
Production Designer: Stuart Craig

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
Production Designer: Jon Hutman

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Production Designer: John Myhre

READY PLAYER ONE
Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen


CONTEMPORARY FILM

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

Crazy Rich Asians // Production Designer: Nelson Coates


A QUIET PLACE
Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

A STAR IS BORN
Production Designer: Karen Murphy

CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Production Designer: Nelson Coates

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
Production Designer: Peter Wenham

WELCOME TO MARWEN
Production Designer: Stefan Dechant


ANIMATED FILM

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

Isle of Dogs // Production Designers: Adam Stockhausen and Paul Harrod


DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH
Art Director: Colin Stimpson

INCREDIBLES 2 
Production Designer: Ralph Eggleston

ISLE OF DOGS
Production Designers: Adam Stockhausen, Paul Harrod

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Production Designer: Cory Loftis

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Production Designer: Justin K. Thompson


2019 ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION


ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel // Production Designer: Bill Groom


A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: “THE ERSATZ ELEVATOR: PART ONE”
Production Designer: Bo Welch

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: “THE BENT-NECK LADY”
Production Designer: Patricio M. Farrell

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE: “NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE CARE ABOUT YOU,” “HISTORY ENDS,” “JAHR NULL”
Production Designer: Drew Boughton

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL: “SIMONE,” “WE’RE GOING TO THE CATSKILLS!”
Production Designer: Bill Groom

WESTWORLD: “AKANE NO MAI”
Production Designer: Howard Cummings


ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

The Handmaid’s Tale // Production Designer: Mark White & Elisabeth Williams


BETTER CALL SAUL: “PIÑATA,” “COUSHATTA”
Production Designer: Judy Rhee

CASTLE ROCK: “THE BOX” 
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “JUNE,” “UNWOMEN” 
Production Designers: Mark White, Elisabeth Williams

HOUSE OF CARDS: “EPISODE 627: CHAPTER 72”
Production Designer: Julie Walker

OZARK: “ONCE A LANGMORE…,” “THE GOLD COAST”
Production Designer: Derek R. Hill


TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

The Assassination of Gianni Versace // Production Designer: Judy Becker


THE ALIENIST: “THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE” 
Production Designer: Mara LePere-Schloop

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE: “FIRE AND REIGN” 
Production Designer: Valdar Wilt

THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY 
Production Designer: Judy Becker

MANIAC
Production Designer: Alex Digerlando

SHARP OBJECTS
Production Designer: John Paino


HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

GLOW // Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted


ATLANTA: “TEDDY PERKINS”
Production Designer: Timothy O’Brien

GLOW: “VIKING FUNERAL,” “PERVERTS ARE PEOPLE, TOO,” “ROSALIE” 
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

THE GOOD PLACE: “JANET (S)”
Production Designer: Ian Phillips

HOMECOMING: “MANDATORY”
Production Designer: Anastasia White

SILICON VALLEY: “TECH EVANGELIST,” “ARTIFICIAL EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon


MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

Murphy Brown // Production Designer: Jane Musky


THE BIG BANG THEORY: “THE NOVELIZATION CORRELATION,” “THE SIBLING REALIGNMENT,” “THE BOW TIE ASYMMETRY”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

MURPHY BROWN: “#MURPHYTOO”
Production Designer: Jane Musky

THE RANCH: “TRAVELIN’ PRAYER,” “TIE OUR LOVE (IN A DOUBLE KNOT),” “FRESH OUT OF FORGIVENESS”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

SESAME STREET: “BOOK WORMING,” “THE COUNT’S COUNTING ERROR,” “STREET FOOD”
Production Designer: David Gallo

WILL & GRACE: “THE THREE WISE MEN,” “TEX AND THE CITY,” “ANCHOR AWAY”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello


SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

Apple: Welcome Home // Production Designer: Christopher Glass


APPLE: “WELCOME HOME”
Production Designer: Christopher Glass

ARIANA GRANDE: “no tears left to cry”  
Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: “THE SPACE PROGRAM”
Production Designer: Kai Boydell

KENDRICK LAMAR: “ALL THE STARS”
Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

NESPRESSO: “QUEST”
Production Designer: Michael Gaw

ROLEX: “2018 ACADEMY AWARDS”
Production Designers: Shane Valentino, Craig Pavilionis


VARIETY OR COMPETITION/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

2019 Art Directors Guild Awards

90th Annual Academy Awards // Production Designer: Derek McLane


DRUNK HISTORY: “HALLOWEEN”
Production Designer: Chloe Arbiture

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT 
Production Designer: Jason Ardizzone-West

THE OSCARS: “90THANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS”
Production Designer: Derek McLane

PORTLANDIA: “RIOT SPRAY”
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “BILL HADER + ARCADE FIRE,” “JOHN MULANEY + JACK WHITE,” “DONALD GLOVER + CHILDISH GAMBINO”
Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Joseph DeTullio


Which films, television shows, or commercials were you rooting for at the 2019 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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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.

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