15th Annual Arts Directors Guild Awards: 'King's Speech', 'Inception', 'Black Swan'

BEVERLY HILLS, February 5 —The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 15th Annual Excellence in 2010 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 more than 650 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 for the second consecutive year. Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Patricia Norris for Lifetime Achievement and to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

Presenters for this year’s awards included Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place and Larry Crowne), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Willie Garson (White Collar), Mariette Hartley, David Lynch (Director, Twin Peaks), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Ben Rappaport (Outsourced), Vik Sahay (“Chuck”), Robert Stromberg (Production Designer, Avatar), and Michael Weatherly (NCIS). During its ceremony tonight ADG inducted three additional legendary Production Designers into its Hall of Fame, bringing the roster to 33. The new inductees were Alexander Golitzen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié.

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

WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2010:

Period Film

THE KING’S SPEECH
Production Designer: Eve Stewart

Fantasy Film

INCEPTION
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas

Contemporary Film

BLACK SWAN
Production Designer:Therese DePrez

WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2010:

Single Camera Television Series

MAD MEN
Episode: Public Relations
Production Designer: Dan Bishop

Television Movie or Mini-Series

SECRETS IN THE WALL
Production Designer: Robb Wilson King

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

MODERN FAMILY
Episode: Halloween
Production Designer: Richard Berg

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: Betty White/Jay Z
Production Designer:
Keith Raywood
Eugene Lee
Akira Yoshimura
N. Joseph DeTullio

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: David Rockwell

WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR
COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2010:

DOS EQUIS
Commercial: Ice Fishing
Production Designer: Jesse B. Benson

Co-Producers for this year’s ADG Awards were Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. Art Director Scott Enge designed the set using over 450,000 Swarovski crystals, in a multitude of different applications and styles. Sponsors for the 15th Annual ADG awards include: Set and Décor Sponsor Swarovski; Platinum Sponsors are International Creative Management, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros. Pictures; Gold Sponsors are Fox Searchlight, Fox Studio Production Services, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Universal Studios – Property, Drapery, Sign, Stage and Moulding Shops; and Silver Sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Designs, Dazian Fabrics, Home Box Office, Montana Artists Agency, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, WME – Devin Mann, Jasan Pagni, Stacey Karp, and Shari Shankewitz. Media sponsors are 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.

  1. It was a great night, and the ballroom looked great. It seemed that all the nominees came from ICM, UTA, Skouras, and Montana, and a few others. I was wondering why WME was even a sponsor when they barely, if even had a nominee. Guess they are searching for clients.

    Kings Speech definetly deserved the Big Award. I think it will start sweeping the rest of the BTL awards!

  2. These guild awards are tough, because they break up the cateogories. So Inception vs The Kings Speech. Both Amazing but in different ways. I have to say that the Academy will vote with the overall Movie. My gues is that it would be KINGS SPEECH, which seems to be on a Landslide. I looked at the Sponsors. Nikke who reps the Kings Speech Designer and the Inception Designer. Must be UTA or ICM, they are the Gold Sponsors. Cant be Montana they are mostly TV, or WME, they dont really even have any designers as far as I know. And why is Devin Mann listing his personal name. Wasnt he a commercial agent just a year ago? Sounds a little bragadocio to me! Are all agents going to start listing there individual names. Isnt the artist more important than the agent. Boy times are changing.

    Good Luck to all the winners, May the Academy Awards bestow you greatness!

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