SOURCE: Art Directors Guild

Art Directors Guild

February 14, 2010 03:35 ET

"The Hurt Locker," "Avatar," and "Sherlock Holmes" Win at 14th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

"Mad Men, "Weeds" and "Hell's Kitchen" Win for Television Series

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2010) - The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 14th Annual Excellence in 2009 Production Design Awards 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 over 700 persons, including guild members, industry executives, studio heads and press. ADG Chairman Thomas A. Walsh presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host. Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Terence Marsh for Lifetime Achievement and to iconic filmmaker Warren Beatty for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. Production Designer Michael Baugh also received a Creative Leadership Award.

Presenters for this year's awards included Kevin Alejandro ("Southland"); Director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"); Jim Bissell (Governor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences); Albert Brenner (Production Designer); Rick Carter (Production Designer); Richard Chamberlain ("Shogun" and "Doctor Kildare"); Jessalyn Gilsig ("Glee"); Angela Kinsey ("The Office"); CCH Pounder ("Avatar"); Kerr Smith ("Life Unexpected"); Rich Sommer ("Mad Men"); Paul Sylbert (Oscar® winning Production Designer); and Gene Wilder ("Young Frankenstein"). During its ceremony tonight ADG inducted three additional legendary Production Designers into its Hall of Fame, bringing the roster to 30. The new inductees were Malcolm F. Brown, Bob Keene and Ferdinando Scarfiotti. At the start of the awards ceremony, the ADG debuted a short film, by filmmaker Cindy Peters, titled "The Case of the Bad Production Designer," the theme of which was Production Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Ideal.

ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director and Assistant Art Director of each nominated and winning project.


  WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2009:
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Period Film
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"Sherlock Holmes"                    Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood


Fantasy Film
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"Avatar"                             Production Designer: Rick Carter
                                                          Robert Stromberg

Contemporary Film
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"The Hurt Locker"                    Production Designer: Karl Juliusson



    WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2009:
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Single-Camera Television Series
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"Mad Men."
   Episode:  Souvenir                Production Designer: Dan Bishop



Television Movie or Mini-Series
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"Grey Gardens"                       Production Designer: Kalina Ivanov


Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
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"Weeds"
   Episode: Ducks and Tigers         Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky


Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety or Unscripted Series
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"Hell's Kitchen"
   Episode: 604                      Production Designer: John Janavs


Awards, Music or Game Shows
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51st Annual Grammy Awards            Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet
                                                          Steve Bass



WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS
FOR 2009:
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Absolut Anthem
   Commercial: In an Absolut World   Production Designer: James Chinlund


Co-Producers for this year's ADG Awards were John Janavs and Dawn Snyder. Art Director John Sabato designed the ceremony using 500,000 Swarovski crystals, in a multitude of different applications and styles. Sponsors for the 14th Annual ADG awards were: Set and Décor Sponsor Swarovski; Marsh, Best & Associates; Twentieth Century Fox; United Talent Agency; Fox Studios Production Services; Mirisch Agency; Paramount Pictures; Astek Inc./On Air Designs; Montana Artists Agency; NBC Universal - Property, Drapery, Graphic and Sign Shop, Staff and Moulding Shop; and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Media sponsors were Below The Line, Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Tarin Wilson of plan A events was the event planner for this year's ADG awards.

About the Art Directors Guild:

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org.

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