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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman,’ ‘Guardians’ Top 19th Annual ADG Awards

The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Birdman’ are each recognized for excellence in production design for a feature film in 2014.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday announced winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 850, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

Christopher Nolan received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented by Anne Hathaway, star of Interstellar, currently nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Production Design. George Clooney presented Production Designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell also were recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, the first year that the Guild has presented this award to all four crafts that comprise Local 800. Hall of Fame inductees were awarded to legendary Production Designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler. Production Designer Co-Chairs Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly produced the 19th Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards.

Presenters for this year’s awards included George Clooney (The Monuments Men), Anne Hathaway (Interstellar), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Tony Hale (Veep), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Margo Martindale (The Americans, Justified), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Loni Love (The Real), Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3),Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Matt Ryan (Constantine) and Tyler Oakley (YouTube star). iJustine was the trophy handler.

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

The full list of winners is shown below:

WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2014:

Period Film

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL -- Production Designer: ADAM STOCKHAUSEN

Fantasy Film

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY -- Production Designer: CHARLES WOOD

Contemporary Film

BIRDMAN -- Production Designer: KEVIN THOMPSON

WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2014:

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series

GAME OF THRONES: “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series

TRUE DETECTIVE: “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void”
Production Designer: ALEX DiGERLANDO

Television Movie or Mini-Series

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW: “Massacres and Matinees”
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

SILICON VALLEY: “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”
Production Designer: RICHARD TOYON

Multi-Camera Television Series

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER:

Awards or Event Special

86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial

APPLE: “Perspective”
Production Designer: SEAN HARGREAVES

Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series

PORTLANDIA: “Celery”
Production Designer: TYLER B. ROBINSON

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.

Source: Arts Designers Guild

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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