LA La Land, Hidden Figures and Passengers took the top film prizes tonight at the Art Directors Guild’s 21st annual ADG Awards in Hollywood. La La Land and Passengers will face off for the Production Design Oscar in two weeks, but Hidden Figures is not nominated. See the full winners list below.

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The ADGs break the top movie prizes into three categories: fantasy film (Passengers), contemporary film (La La Land) and period film (Hidden Figures). La La Land goes into the Oscars as the front-runner, but a nod from the Art Directors is no guarantee of future gold: Only 13 of the 20 previous top ADG Award winners — spanning all three top categories — have gone on to claim the Oscars. Last year’s top ADG winners were The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, which later claimed the Academy Award.

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On the TV side, Westworld was the upset winner for One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series, denying fellow HBO drama Game of Thrones a fifth straight trophy. It was a big night for the premium service, which also saw The Night Of and Beyoncé’s Lemonade pick up trophies. Other TV winners were Mr. Robot, Mozart in the Jungle and Saturday Night Live.

Patton Oswalt hosted the ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom. “I’m a little nervous,” he said. “As a host, it’s very nerve-wracking to perform for people who have literally watched paint dry for a living.”

Oscar-winning My Fair Lady production designer Gene Allen was inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame posthumously tonight, and two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Brad Bird received the Cinematic Imagery Award, which is given to “those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the moviegoing experience.” Four Lifetime Achievement Awards also were presented, for production designer René Lagler, scenic artist Albert Obregon, set designer Cate Bangs and senior illustrator Joseph Musso.

“I love the arts, all of the arts,” Bird said from the stage. “Honestly, I have no idea what I’d be if art didn’t exist — probably a bag man or a reality TV star or an annoying street lunatic who yells at people about the end of the world. I chose movies because they’re the only form that contains all of the other arts. Every art is represented in movies; movies are the salad bar of the arts. Most artists who choose to work in film are multi-talents.”

Said Bangs: “I wish to thank the Guild for this great honor — a lifetime achievement award makes one take stock,” “I believe that the workforce here in Hollywood is, and continues to be, the best in the world. We, the artists of the art department, are Renaissance people. We tell stories, and we create worlds.”

“That’s 52 years of sharpening half pencils,” Lagler said, referring to his show reel. Lagler was production designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Musso said in his speech: “Looking back, I remember when I started working at Warner Brothers and having Frank [Sinatra] bum a cigarette from me. Over the years, other cherished moments came into being.” He added, “I’d like to leave you with something John Wayne said—”It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

Said Obregon: “I feel blessed to have worked in a time when television was in its bloom. … I first fell in love with television back in 1947 when my dad bought our first TV set. I remember running home every day after school to watch Western movies. One good thing about TV in those days, no commercials. It was wonderful.”

During his opening monologue Oswalt called out a couple of the night’s top contenders: “Rogue One is the perfect Star Wars movie for our times, because just like in that movie, we’re all going to die,” and “You Game of Thrones art directors, where are you? I feel like no one is more prepared to face the next four years than the Game of Thrones art directors.”

The host, who has been vocal in his opposition to the new president, got off a few shots at him. “This is the 21st year for these awards. To put that in perspective, 21 years ago Donald Trump was still married to Marla Maples, and Melania had yet to be rescued by Liam Neeson.”

Here is the full list of winners for the Art Directors Guild’s 21st annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, following by our archived live blog:

Period Film
HIDDEN FIGURES
Production Designer: WYNN THOMAS

Fantasy Film
PASSENGERS
Production Designer: GUY HENDRIX DYAS

Contemporary Film
LA LA LAND
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO

One-Hour Period Or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
WESTWORLD: “Pilot”
Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
MR. ROBOT: “Eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc,” “Eps2.4_m4ster-slave.aes,” “Eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z”
Production Designer: ANASTASIA WHITE

Television Movie Or Limited Series
THE NIGHT OF: “Pilot”
Production Designer: PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN

Half Hour Single-Camera Series
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE: “Now I Will Sing”
Production Designer: TOMMASO ORTINO

Multi-Camera Series
THE GREAT INDOORS: “Pilot”
Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO

Awards Or Event Special
BEYONCÉ: LEMONADE
Production Designer: HANNAH BEACHLER

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video Or Commercial
iPHONE 7: BALLOONS
Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND

Variety, Reality Or Competition Series
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Larry David/The 1975,” “Peter Dinklage/Gwen Stefani,” “Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO

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And we’re off at the ADG Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom

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With the host of so many award shows, Patton Oswalt

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Oswalt: “The drunk guy in a Chewbacca costume just punched a tourist, so it’s time to start the show.”

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“I’m your host, Patton Oswalt. I’m here because the Crafty Awards for excellent in craft services found me too edgy.”

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Scheduled presenters tonight include Matthew Modine, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Titus Welliver, Chris Williams and Kate Linder.

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Oswalt: “For any fashion police in the house, I’m wearing Nordstrom, head to toe.”

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Oswalt: “This is the 21st year for these awards. To put that in perspective, 21 years ago Donald Trump was still married to Marla Maples, and Melania had yet to be rescued by Liam Neeson.”

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Oswalt: “Ripped from today’s headlines, folks.”

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The theme of tonight’s ceremony is “”Return to Hollywood,” as the ceremony moves to Hollywood & Highland after several years at the Beverly Hilton.

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Oswalt: “You Game of Thrones art directors, where are you? I feel like no one is more prepared to face the next four years than the Game of Thrones art directors.”

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Oswalt: “Rogue One is the perfect Star Wars movie for our times, because just like in that movie, we’re all going to die.”

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Winner:

Short
Format: Web Series, Music Video Or Commercial

iPHONE 7: BALLOONS


Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND

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Winner:

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video Or Commercial


iPHONE 7: BALLOONS

Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND

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Winner:

Variety, Reality Or Competition Series

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Larry David/The 1975,” “Peter Dinklage/Gwen
Stefani,” “Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH
DeTULLIO

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Winner:

Variety, Reality Or Competition Series

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Larry David/The 1975,” “Peter Dinklage/Gwen
Stefani,” “Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO

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“With so much national division and uncertainty, we need to stand here, supporting freedom of expression, and shining a light on people from all backgrounds, and all parts of the world.” —Nelson Coates, ADG President

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This year’s noms feature a tie in two categories, with an extra nominee making the cut in the Period Film and Variety, Reality or Competition Series contests.

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Fun facts: Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,500 members who work film, TV and theater.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – CATE BANGS 

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“Having worked together over the years, Cate and I have had long conversations about art design. She has on numerous occasions said, we are the foundation on which productions are built, and I agree.” — Barry Robison (Hacksaw Ridge)

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Robison: “She has a backbone of steel, an artist’s soul.”

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The ADG covers production designers, art directors, assistant art directors; scenic, title and graphic artists; Illustrators and matte artists; set designers and model makers; and previs artists.

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“I wish to thank the Guild for this great honor. A lifetime achievement award makes one take stock.”— Cate Bangs, set designer

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Bangs: “I have been fortunate to work in all levels, forms and genres of the art department, from set designer to production designer. I’ve been nominated for ADG Awards and Emmys. I’ve been mentored by some of the great production designers and art directors in the business. I thank them.”

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Bangs: “Throughout my career, I’ve seen changes. Coming from theater and transitioning into film in the ’70s, I saw people who actually had families and houses, I saw multigenerational artists—fathers and sons, fathers and daughters—who today are nonexistent.”

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Bangs recalled being one of a select number of female below-the-line craftspeople, entering the industry in the ’70s

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Bangs: “I believe that the workforce here in Hollywood is, and continues to be, the best in the world. We, the artists of the art department, are Renaissance people. We tell stories, and we create worlds.”

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Bangs: “Getting a lifetime achievement award is such an honor, but it’s not retirement. I’m not going anywhere.”

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“In 2002 or 2003, Joe Musso and myself were having talks about our  organization’s somewhat awkward [relations], somewhat fraught. I resigned from the guild presidency, and I still forgot my date with Joe. Joe had waited in a coffee shop in Santa monica for me to show up. 13 years later, I was asked to stand for a high officer. I began a series of strategy sessions with guild members, including Joe Musso. I noticed Joe wasn’t completely enthusiastic about my candidacy, and I wondered why. I had really forgotten. Joe suggested we have a private chat. After 4 hours, Joe reminded me about our date to meet at a coffeeshop 13 years ago. Joe accepted my apology, graciously, and by the way, he is the greatest production illustrator since William Cameron Menzies, as you’re about to see.” — Jackson DeGovia

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DeGovia: “Please join me in welcoming my friend, Joe Musso.” — Who is in attendance tonight, despite stating plans to recuse himself in protest from this award shows

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Musso has spent  46 years in the film and TV industry, having worked with filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Blake Edwards, Clint Eastwood, John Huston, Mike Nichols and Norman Jewison.

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“Looking back, I remember when I started working at Warner Brothers and having Frank [Sinatra] bum a cigarette from me. Over the years, other cherished moments came into being.”

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His specialty is in researching historic events and scenes.

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Musso: “I proudly remember storyboarding 500 extras for director Clint Eastwood’s Flags of our Fathers. I’d like to leave you with something John Wayne said—”It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

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As such, I’d like to borrow a line from another film by Clint Eastwood to thank you for “making my day.”

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Among Musso’s credits as a production illustrator are The Hateful Eight, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Basic Instinct, Dick Tracy and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

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For the record, Joseph Musso said in November he would boycott tonight’s ceremony to protest a Service Award being presented to Scott Roth,the guild’s former longtime executive director who was voted out of office in


June.

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ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards are awarded to individuals in each of the guild’s four crafts: art directors; scenic, title and graphic artists; illustrators and matte artists; and set designers and model makers.

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Winner:

Multi-Camera
Series

THE GREAT INDOORS: “Pilot”
Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO

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Rovello was nominated twice in this category this year—for The Great Indoors and 2 Broke Girls.

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Chris Williams, who plays Eddie on CBS’ The Great Indoors, will be a presenter later tonight.

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Winner: 

Awards
Or Event Special

BEYONCÉ: LEMONADE
Production Designer: HANNAH BEACHLER

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“I think it’s a great project, it’s a poignant project for the times we’re in right now. It was an honor to work with a strong black woman on this project.” — Hannah Beachler

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Lifetime Achievement – Albert “Obie” Obregon 

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Obregon: “I first fell in love with television back in 1947 when my dad bought our first TV set. I remember running home everyday after school to watch western movies. One good thing about tv in those days, no commercials. It was wonderful.”

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Obregon: “I feel blessed to have worked in a time when television was in its bloom. One of my TV highlights was having a one-on-one conversation with Elvis.”

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Oswalt: “I’m a little nervous. As a host, it’s very nerve-wracking to perform for people who have literally watched paint dry for a living.”

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Winner:

Half
Hour Single-Camera Series

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE: “Now I Will Sing”
Production Designer: TOMMASO ORTINO

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“I come from Italy, and I’ve been living here 16 years. This really feels like I’ve been accepted. It was at the back of my mind, a little bit.”— Tommaso Ortino 

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Ortino: “This is to all travelers, I love to travel. I find living in other countries a beautiful thing. There’s a beauty living in another world that many people should understand. It’s an amazing thing. It should be valued. This is dedicated to the first traveler, the most important traveler of my life, which is my father.”

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Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle won the Golden Globe for Best TV Musical or Comedy Series and was nominated again this year.

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Winner:

Television
Movie Or Limited Series

THE NIGHT OF: “Pilot”
Production Designer: PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN

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“The Night Of is a wonderful story, but a tragic feeling that’s deep inside us that we’ve got to overcome, by being really careful about facts, who should get prosecuted, who should not, who we let go, and who we follow. I’m so honored to be a part of that.” — Patrizia von Brandenstein

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Von Brandenstein thanked HBO for continuing on with the project in a vote of confidence following the untimely, tragic passing of James Gandolfini, previously attached to the project.

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HBO’s BBC drama The Night Of won a DGA Award last week and was on AFI’s list of the year’s 10 best TV programs.

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“Gene Allen is the most influential production designer in the history of our industry. Gene believed that a production designer should always be at a director’s side, offering counsel and ideas.” — Michael Baugh
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Inductee to ADG Hall of Fame — Gene Allen

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Baugh: “He has been called the most influential business agent from any IA Local during the 20th century.”

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Gene Allen won the Art Direction/Set Decoration Oscar for 1964’s My Fair Lady and was nominated two other times for Les Girls (1957) and A Star Is Born (1954).

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Allen passed away in 2015, but his family is in attendance tonight.

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Winner:

One-Hour
Contemporary Single-Camera Series

MR. ROBOT: “Eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc,” “Eps2.4_m4ster-slave.aes,”
“Eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z”
Production Designer: ANASTASIA WHITE

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Winner:

One-Hour
Period Or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

WESTWORLD: “Pilot”
Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY

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Lifetime Achievement Award – René Lagler 

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The win for Westworld ends fellow HBO drama Game of Thrones four-year win streak at the ADGS.

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“This man’s work ethic is tenacious. He never gives up on anything, ever.”— Bob Barnhart, presenting

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Barnhart recalled Lagler advising restaurant owners on how to reorganize their restaurants to optimize restaurant space and improve waiter efficiency—life and art merging.

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Rookie Westworld also won the Critics’ Choice Award last year.

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Lagler is five-time Emmy winner and production designer of more than 2,500 TV shows and other events.

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Lagler: “That’s 52 years of sharpening half pencils” (referring to his show reel)

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Lagler was production designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

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“I don’t care how important your job is, [Lagler] had to give notes to the Pope!”

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Outstanding Contribution To Cinematic Imagery – Brad Bird 

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“I’m here because I was a witness to Brad Bird’s adaptive genius and versatility.”— Jim Bissell, presenting 

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Bissell recalled Bird needing only a day and a half of reshoots for massive tentpole Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

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Bird is an two-time Oscar winner of the Animated Feature Oscar for 2007’s Ratatouille and 2004’s The Incredibles, and he’s working on The Incredibles 2.

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Bissell: “It’s Brad’s genuine love of filmmaking that affects and inspires everyone around him.”

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His live-action credits include Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland.

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Bissell: “He is scrappy, opinionated, and relentless in his pursuit of perfection. He believes passionately in his chosen art form.”

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“I love the arts, all of the arts. Honestly, I have no idea what I’d be if art didn’t exist—probably a bag man or a reality TV star, or an annoying street lunatic who yells at people about the end of the world. I chose movies because they’re the only form that contains all of the other arts. Every art is represented in movies—movies are the salad bar of the arts. Most artists who choose to work in film are multi-talents.” — Brad Bird

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Past recipients of the Cinematic Imagery Award include David O. Russell, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Terry Gilliam, John Lasseter, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

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Bird: “I’m inspired by the way designers transport an audience. Sometimes it only takes the simplest gesture. As someone who has worked in both animation and live action, I’m aware of a long standing prejudice that exists.” 

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Bird recalls being treated like animated films are not “real films” 

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Bird: “When it comes to design and art direction, we are all still discussing how we should use color, and getting sometimes into ridiculous arguments in the attempt to transport an audience into another world that is just as vivid as the real one. Images are the core of dreams.”

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Bird: “There is so much separation these days, so much isolation. Thank you for swimming against that tide.”

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“That guy has worked with George Clooney, Tom Cruise and, me. It’s hunks like us that prop his career up.” — Patton Oswalt

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OK, here come the film awards.

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OK, here come the film awards.

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Winner:

Fantasy
Feature Film

PASSENGERS
Production Designer: GUY HENDRIX DYAS

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Dyas generously waited for one of his collaborators to join him on stage.

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Dyas: “We get to be the most creative we can be in our field, and that’s a special thing. I want to thank Sony for basically allowing me to go completely nuts on a science fiction film.

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Winner:

Period
Feature Film

HIDDEN FIGURES
Production Designer: WYNN THOMAS

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“I want to thank everyone over at Fox. I want to thank Donna Gigliotti who found the project and brought it to life. I want to thank Ted Melfi, who uses the tools of love and kindness to direct a movie. 21 years ago, at the very first Art Directors Awards, I was nominated for Mars Attacks. It took 20 years for me to get another nomination, so who knew that it would take so long? But I’m so thrilled to be wrapped in your warm embrace this evening.” — Wynn Thomas

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Winner:

Contemporary
Feature Film

LA LA LAND
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO

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“I did one of my early films with the Wascos as an Art PA. They’re an inspiration for me, why I pursued this as a career. They mentored me, and I know that they’d want to say thank you to the very talented crew that we had. Thank you all.” — Austin Gorg, Art Director, accepting on behalf of the Wascos

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It’s been a great night recognizing some exceptional work this year. From all of us here at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, good night.