BEVERLY HILLS, February 13 —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 Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. 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.
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.
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:
“Sherlock Holmes” Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
“Avatar” Production Designer: Rick Carter
“The Hurt Locker” Production Designer: Karl Juliusson
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2009:
Single-Camera Television Series
Episode: Souvenir Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Television Movie or Mini-Series
“Grey Gardens” Production Designer: Kalina Ivanov
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Episode: Ducks and Tigers Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety or Unscripted Series
Episode: 604 Production Designer: John Janavs
Awards, Music or Game Shows
51st Annual Grammy Awards Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009:
Commercial: In An Absolut World Production Designer: James Chinlund
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.