The 2021 ADG Awards Winners Announced by the Art Directors Guild

The Art Directors Guild announces the 2021 ADG Awards winners including Tenet, Mank, and The Mandalorian among many more.

The 2021 ADG Awards nominees were announced today by the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles, California. The 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honours theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, broadcast events, and animated feature films.

As previously announced, multiple award-winning writer, director, and producer Ryan Murphy, whose film and television shows have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award. The ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals in each of the guild’s four crafts and will be announced shortly.

The producer of this year’s ADG Awards is production designer Scott Moses. Online voting will be held from March 11, 2021 until April 7, 2021 and winners will be announced at the digital awards ceremony on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The ADG Awards are open only to productions when made within the U.S. by producer’s signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

The 2021 ADG Awards nominees will be honoured at the 25th annual ADG Awards ceremony, set for Saturday, April 10, 2021. The ADG Awards Pre-Show will begin at 3PM PST with the awards show starting at 4:00 PM PST. The event will break with tradition in response to the global pandemic and will be presented on a digital platform streaming to a worldwide and more inclusive audience.

For the full list of the 2021 ADG Awards nominees and winners, scroll down. To see last year’s 2020 ADG Awards winners, click here.

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The 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design 2021 ADG Awards Nominees and Winners


Catherine O’Hara, pictured, presents the award for Excellence in Production Design in a Period Film released in 2019 at the ADG Awards last year.


The 2021 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees and Winners for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film


Period Feature Film Nominations

MANK
Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt

WINNER

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MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Production Designer: Mark Ricker

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MULAN
Production Designer: Grant Major

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NEWS OF THE WORLD
Production Designer: David Crank

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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

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Fantasy Feature Film Nominations

BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN
Production Designer: K.K. Barrett

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PINOCCHIO
Production Designer: Dimitri Capuani

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TENET
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

WINNER

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THE MIDNIGHT SKY
Production Designer: Jim Bissell

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WONDER WOMAN 1984
Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

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Contemporary Feature Film

DA 5 BLOODS
Production Designer: Wynn Thomas

WINNER

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
Production Designer: Molly Hughes

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PALM SPRINGS
Production Designer: Jason Kisvarday

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Production Designer: Michael T. Perry

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THE PROM
Production Designer: Jamie Walker McCall

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Animated Feature Film

A SHAWN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
Production Designer: Matt Perry

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ONWARD
Production Designer: Noah Klocek

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SOUL
Production Designer: Steve Pilcher

WINNER

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THE CROODS: A NEW AGE
Production Designer: Nate Wragg

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WOLFWALKERS
Production Designers: Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore, Maria Pareja

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The 2021 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees and Winners for Excellence in Production Design for Television


One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: “I Am”
Production Designer: Kalina Ivanov

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PERRY MASON: “Chapter Three”
Production Designer: John Perry Goldsmith

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THE CROWN: “War”
Production Designer: Martin Childs

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THE MANDALORIAN: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”
Production Designers: Andrew L. Jones, Doug Chiang

WINNER

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WESTWORLD: “Parce Domine”
Production Designer: Howard Cummings

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One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

KILLING EVE: “Are You from Pinner?”
Production Designer: Laurence Dorma

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OZARK: “Wartime”
Production Designer: David Bomba

WINNER

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THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: “After Dark”
Production Designer: Sara K. White

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THE TWILIGHT ZONE: “Among the Untrodden”
Production Designer: Michael Wylie

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UTOPIA: “Just a Fanboy”
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

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Television Movie or Limited Series

FARGO
Production Designer: Warren Alan Young

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HOLLYWOOD
Production Designer: Matthew Flood Ferguson

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LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Production Designer: Jessica Kender

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THE ALIENIST: ANGEL OF DARKNESS
Production Designer: Ruth Ammon

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THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
Production Designer: Uli Hanisch

WINNER

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Half-Hour Single-Camera Series

DEAD TO ME: “You Don’t Have to Go,” “It Had to Be You”
Production Designer: L.J. Houdyshell

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EMILY IN PARIS: “Emily in Paris”
Production Designer: Anne Seibel

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MYTHIC QUEST: RAVEN’S BANQUET: “Pilot”
Production Designer: Mark Worthington

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SPACE FORCE: “The Launch”
Production Designer: Susie Mancini

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: “Resurrection,” “Collaboration,” “Witches”
Production Designer: Kate Bunch

WINNER

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Multi-Camera Series

ASHLEY GARCIA: GENIUS IN LOVE: “Unintended Consequences”
Production Designer: Josee F. Lemonnier

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BOB HEARTS ️ABISHOLA: “Randy’s a Wrangler,” “Paris is for Lovers, Not Mothers” “Straight Outta Lagos”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

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FAMILY REUNION: “Remember When Jade Was Down with the Swirl?” “Remember When Shaka Got Beat Up?”
Production Designer: Aiyana Trotter

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD: “Welcome to the New Pastor,” “Welcome to the Hockey Game”
Production Designer: Wendell Johnson

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WILL & GRACE: “Accidentally on Porpoise,” “We Love Lucy,” “It’s Time”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

WINNER

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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

WINNER

TAYLOR SWIFT: “Cardigan”
Production Designer: Ethan Tobman


Variety, Reality, or Competition Series

EARTH TO NED: “Ned: The Musical”
Production Designer: Darcy Prevost

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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

WINNER

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THE MASKED SINGER: “The Season Premiere – The Masks Return”
Production Designer: James Connelly

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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

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE: “Consumer Cellular Secret Santa,” “Fabulous Food”
Production Designer: Renee Hoss-Johnson

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Variety Special

BLACK IS KING
Production Designers: Hannah Beachler, Carlos Laszlo, Susan Linss, Miranda Lorenz, Brandon Mendez, Rika Nakanishi, and Ethan Tobman

WINNER

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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 2020
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

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SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW STARRING JENNIFER LOPEZ & SHAKIRA
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

THE OSCARS
Production Designer: Jason Sherwood

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YEARLY DEPARTED
Production Designer: Suzuki Ingerslev

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Host Debra Wilson, pictured, at the Art Directors Guild Awards last year.


Which films and television shows are you excited about at the Art Directors Guild Awards? The 2021 ADG Awards had no shortage of great production design to choose from in this unprecedented and difficult year. I’d love to know your thoughts about these projects in the comments below. Did you work in the art department on any of these?

 

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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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