'Anna Karenina,' 'Life of Pi' and 'Skyfall' Win at 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards
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The Art Directors Guild (ADG) last night announced winners of its 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 700, including guild members, industry executives, and press. ADG Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year. Due to an illness, Production Designer Herman Zimmerman was an absentee recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by BMW. Hall of Fame inductees were Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward Stephenson. The Production Designers behind the James Bond franchise, including Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner were honored for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. The 17thAnnual Excellence in Production Design Awards were produced by Greg Grande and Raf Lydon.
Presenters for this year's awards included Levar Burton (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Reading Rainbow), Joelle Carter (Justified), Francesca Eastwood (Big Morning Buzz Live, Miss Golden Globe - 2013), Walton Goggins (Lincoln, Django Unchained, Justified), Dennis Haysbert (Allstate Commercials, 24), Georgia King (The New Normal), Jonathan C. McGinley (Scrubs, the upcoming 42), Jane Seymour (To Live and Let Die, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Smallville), Julie White (Lincoln, Transformers), and Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Memphis Beat).
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and winning project.
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012:
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012:
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
GAME OF THRONES, Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Episode of a Half-Hour Single Camera Television Series
GIRLS, Episode: Pilot
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video
X-BOX, Episode: Halo 4 Commissioning
Sponsors for the 17th Annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsors are EON Productions & Danjaq LLC, and Dreamworks Pictures. The Gold sponsors are 20th Century Fox & Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Fox Studios Production Services. Silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, FX Network, The Golden Oak Ranch, HBO, IATSE Local 33, J.C. Backings Corporation, Montana Artists Agency, Inc., Paramount Pictures, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, SHOOT, and Variety. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event planner for this year's ADG Awards.
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.