The 2024 ADG Awards Winners Announced by the Art Directors Guild

The 2024 ADG Awards honoured ‘Poor Things,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and ‘Saltburn’ for production design, with TV winners including ‘Succession’ and ‘The Last of Us,’ among many more to walk away with an Art Directors Guild Award.

The 2024 ADG Awards, formally known as the 28th Art Directors Guild Awards by IATSE Local 800, celebrated its annual ceremony on Saturday at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Ovation Hollywood. This prestigious event honours outstanding achievements in production design across film, television, commercials, and music videos, shining a spotlight on the creative minds that bring visual storytelling to life.

Major Winners at the 2024 ADG Awards

Poor Things won the Fantasy Feature Film award in the highly competitive live-action feature categories, while Oppenheimer triumphed in the Period Feature Film category, and Saltburn won for Contemporary Feature Film. These victories underscore the exceptional work of production designers who create immersive, believable worlds that enhance the narrative and emotional impact of their films.

Poor Things, with its distinct Victorian-inspired aesthetic, captivated the audience and judges alike. Its intricate and imaginative design stood out, earning it the top honour in the fantasy category. Meanwhile, Oppenheimer, a film set in the mid-20th century, was recognized for its meticulous recreation of historical settings, demonstrating the power of detailed and accurate period design. Saltburn, set in contemporary times, impressed with its sleek, modern look that perfectly complemented its storyline.

Both Poor Things and Oppenheimer are also strong contenders for the Academy Award for Best Production Design, alongside other notable nominees such as BarbieKillers of the Flower Moon, and Napoleon. This overlap in nominations highlights the critical acclaim these films have garnered for their production design.

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James Price and Shona Heath win big for ‘Poor Things’ at 2024 ADG Awards

Trends in ADG and Oscar Overlaps

Looking back at recent trends, the winner of the ADG’s period film category has often gone on to win the Oscar for Best Production Design. For instance, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2020 and Mank in 2021 secured the Oscar following their ADG victories. Similarly, the fantasy category winners Black Panther in 2019 and Dune in 2022 translated their ADG wins into Oscar success. Last year, All Quiet on the Western Front, nominated in the ADG’s period category, won the Oscar, although Babylon took the ADG award. This year, the odds suggest a break in the trend as Barbie and Poor Things are the clear frontrunners and have strong chances at the upcoming Oscars.

Additional 2024 ADG Awards Winners

The 2024 ADG Awards also recognized achievements in animated and television production design. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won for Animated Feature Film, demonstrating the power of innovative and visually stunning design in animation. 

Television winners included BeefThe Last of UsSuccessionReservation Dogs, and The Great, each acknowledged for its distinctive and compelling production design that enhances storytelling in the small screen format. Taylor Swift’s music video, “I Can See You,” was another highlight, showcasing exceptional production design by production designer Ethan Tobman in the music video category. 

Special Honors and Memorable Moments

Special honours were a significant part of the 2024 ADG Awards again this year. Mimi Leder received the Cinematic Imagery Award, recognizing her contributions to visual storytelling in film and television. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to David Lowery, Greg Papalia, Wynn P. Thomas, and Francine West for their outstanding careers in production design.

The evening also included a heartfelt tribute to production designer Lawrence G. Paull, who was posthumously inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame. Paull’s work, particularly his iconic designs for films like Blade Runner, continues to inspire and influence production designers worldwide.

Host Max Greenfield brought a fun and entertaining element to the ceremony, notably appearing on stage dressed as Ken from Barbie and dancing to “Murder on the Dance Floor” from Saltburn. His lively performance added a much-needed touch of humour to the evening.

The 2024 ADG Awards was a night to remember, celebrating the art and craft of production design and the creative visionaries who bring stories to life through their craft.

Below is the complete list of winners from the 28th annual Art Directors Guild Awards.

The 2024 ADG Awards Winners Announced by the Art Directors Guild Share on X

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The 2024 ADG Awards | Complete List of Art Directors Guild Award Winners

Feature Film Categories

Period Feature Film

Asteroid City – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen
Killers of the Flower Moon – Production Designer: Jack Fisk
Maestro – Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Napoleon – Production Designer: Arthur Max
Oppenheimer – Production Designer: Ruth De Jong (WINNER)

Fantasy Feature Film

Barbie – Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
The Creator – Production Designer: James Clyne
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – Production Designer: Beth Mickle
Poor Things – Production Designers: James Price, Shona Heath (WINNER)
Wonka – Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

Contemporary Feature Film

Beau is Afraid – Production Designer: Fiona Crombie
John Wick: Chapter 4 – Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
The Killer – Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – Production Designer: Gary Freeman
Saltburn – Production Designer: Suzie Davies (WINNER)

Animated Feature Film

The Boy and the Heron – Art Director: Yoji Takeshige
Elemental – Production Designer: Don Shank
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Production Designer: Patrick O’Keefe (WINNER)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Production Designer: Guillaume Aretos
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – Production Designer: Yashar Kassai

Television Categories

One-Hour Period Single-Camera Series

The Crown: “Sleep Dearie Sleep” – Production Designer: Martin Childs
The Gilded Age: “His Grace the Duke,” “Close Enough to Touch,” “Warning Shots” – Production Designer: Bob Shaw
The Great: “You the People,” “Fun,” “Peter and the Wolf” – Production Designer: Francesca di Mottola (WINNER)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Susan” – Production Designer: Bill Groom
Perry Mason: “Chapter Eleven” – Production Designer: Keith Cunningham

One-Hour Fantasy Single-Camera Series

For All Mankind: “The Bear Hug” – Production Designer: Seth Reed
The Last of Us: “Infected” – Production Designer: John Paino (WINNER)
Loki: “Ouroboros” – Production Designer: Kasra Farahani
The Mandalorian: “Chapter 23: The Spies” – Production Designers: Doug Chiang, Andrew L. Jones
Silo: “Machines” – Production Designer: Gavin Bocquet

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

Fargo: “Trials and Tribulations” – Production Designer: Trevor Smith
The Morning Show: “The Kármán Line,” “Ghost in the Machine,” “Love Island” – Production Designer: Nelson Coates
Poker Face: “Escape From Shit Mountain” – Production Designer: Judy Rhee
Succession: “America Decides” – Production Designer: Stephen Carter (WINNER)
Yellowjackets: “Digestif” – Production Designer: Margot Ready

Television Movie or Limited Series

All the Light We Cannot See – Production Designer: Simon Elliott
A Murder at the End of the World – Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Beef – Production Designer: Grace Yun (WINNER)
Daisy Jones & The Six – Production Designer: Jessica Kender
Lessons in Chemistry – Production Designer: Cat Smith

Half Hour Single-Camera Series

The Bear: “Omelette” – Production Designer: Merje Veski
Only Murders in the Building: “Sitzprobe,” “Opening Night” – Production Designer: Patrick Howe
Our Flag Means Death: “Impossible Birds,” “Red Flags,” “Man on Fire” – Production Designer: Ra Vincent
Reservation Dogs: “Deer Lady” – Production Designer: Brandon Tonner-Connolly (WINNER)
What We Do in the Shadows: “A Weekend at Morrigan Manor” – Production Designer: Shayne Fox

Multi-Camera Series

Bob Heart Abishola: “Twerk O’ Clock” – Production Designer: Francoise Cherry-Cohen
Bunk’d: “The Glitching Hour” – Production Designer: Kelly Hogan
The Conners: “Road Trip and Guilt Trip” – Production Designer: Jerry Dunn
Frasier: “Moving In” – Production Designer: Glenda Rovello (WINNER)
That 90’s Show: “Free Leia” – Production Designer: Greg J. Grande

Variety or Reality Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show: “I’m Clapping From My Puss,” “What Kind of Medicine Does Dr. King Practice?,” “Peek-A-Boob, Your Titty’s Out” – Production Designers: Cindy Chao, Michele Yu
History of the World, Part II: “VIII” – Production Designer: Monica Sotto
RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Blame it on the Edit” – Production Designer: Gianna Costa
Saturday Night Live: “Jenna Ortega/The 1975,” “Nate Bargatze/Foo Fighters” – Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio
Squid Game: The Challenge: “War” – Production Designers: Mathieu Weekes, Benjamin Norman (WINNER)

Variety Special

76th Annual Tony Awards – Production Designer: Steve Bass
80th Golden Globe Awards – Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet (WINNER)
Dave Chappelle: The Dreamer – Production Designer: Bruce Ryan
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas – Production Designer: Misty Buckley
The Weeknd: Live at Sofi Stadium – Production Designer: Es Devlin


Apple: The New Macbook Pro: “Scary Fast” – Production Designer: François Audouy (WINNER – TIE) “Somewhere, Anywhere,” The Musical – Production Designer: Florencia Martin (WINNER – TIE)
Dom Perignon: “Lady Gaga – The Labor of Creation” – Production Designer: Dylan Kahn Giorgio
Armani: “Armani Si” – Production Designer: Annie Beauchamp
M&M’s: “Ma&Ya’s” – Production Designer: Natalie Groce

Short Format & Music Videos

Apple: “The Underdogs: Swiped Mac” – Production Designer: Jason Hougaard
boygenius: “the film” – Production Designer: Jen Dunlap
Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste: “Candy Necklace” – Production Designer: Brandon Mendez
Miley Cyrus: “River” – Production Designer: Kurt Gefke
Taylor Swift: “I Can See You” – Production Designer: Ethan Tobman (WINNER)

What do you think of the winners? As always, we would love to know your thoughts in the comments below.


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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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