Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Avengers: Endgame and Parasite were the big film winners at the Art Directors Guild’s 24th annual ADG Awards tonight, taking the Period, Fantasy and Contemporary trophies, respectively,
Toy Story 4 picked up the Animated Film prize during the ceremony at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown that honored excellence in production design across 11 categories in film and television., Check out the full list of winners below.
Trophy-takers on the TV side included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Cherrnobyl, The Big Bang Theory, Russian Doll, The Umbrella Acedemy and Drunk History.
Since the ADG Awards launched in 1996, one of its top prize winners has gone on to win the Art Direction Oscar 15 of 23 years. The ADGs awarded a Feature Film prize for its first four years, then split its top categories into Period/Fantasy Film and Contemporary. Since 2006, it has handed out separate trophies for Period, Fantasy and Contemporary films.
But one category hasn’t been much more prolific at Academy Award prognostication. Of those 15 ADG-winning pics that went on to score Oscar gold, four were Period Film winners, four were Fantasy, there were Period/Fantasy, three were Feature and one was Contemporary (La La Land in 2016).
CBS comedy kingpin Chuck Lorre received the guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award tonight, and ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards were bestowed on Close Encounters Oscar nominee Joe Alves (Art Directors Council), Star Trek and Rocky franchise veteran Denis Olsen (Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Council), Basic Instinct and TV’s Wonder Woman alum Stephen Myles Berger (Set Designers and Model Makers Council) and Independence Day and The Goonies illustrator Jack Johnson (Illustrators and Matte Artists Council).
Two longtime industry veterans were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame posthumously: three-time Oscar nominee William J. Creber, whose credits include the early Planet of the Apes films and Irwin Allen’s disaster pics The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, and 15-time Oscar nominee Roland Anderson, whose credits range from A Farewell to Arms and Reap the Wild Wind to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Love with the Proper Stranger.
Syd Mead, the visionary futurist behind Blade Runner and Tron who died in December, received the William Cameron Menzies Award. His other films range from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Aliens to Elysium and Tomorrowland.
Here are the winners at the 24th annual Art Directors Guild Awards:
Production Designer: Charles Wood
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Production Designer: Barbara Ling
Toy Story 4
Production Designer: Bob Pauley
Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
Television Movie or Limited Series
Production Designer: Luke Hull
One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308”
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Half-Hour Single-Camera Series
Russian Doll: “Nothing in This World is Easy”
Production Designer: Michael Bricker
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
The Umbrella Academy: “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals”
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
The Big Bang Theory: “The Stockholm Syndrome,” “The Conference Valuation,”
“The Propagation Proposition”
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Variety, Reality or Event Special
Drunk History: “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?”
Production Designer: Monica Sotto
Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial
MedMen: “The New Normal”
Production Designer: James Chinlund
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