The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set Designers & Model Makers Council (SDMM) will be granted to set designer Luis G. Hoyos, the union has announced.
Hoyos, an award-winning set designer best known for Memoirs of a Geisha and Dreamgirls, will receive the honors at a ceremony taking place Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 27th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards.
The event will be held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producers Michael Allen Glover, ADG, and Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG.
The award will spotlight Hoyos’s 30-year career and his artistic contributions to many memorable films. Most recently, he worked as a set designer on the award-winning films Babylon and The Batman, both nominees in the this year’s 2023 ADG Awards for their art direction and set design. This is the last of four ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards, each representing the four ADG crafts that comprise the guild. #adgawards
Kristen Davis, ADG, Set Designers & Model Makers Council Chair, said the organization was “very proud to honor Luis Hoyos with the Lifetime Achievement Award. His talents, hard work, and his guiding influence on the many Art Departments where he has worked in the last 30 years have been an inspiration to our members.”
Hoyos came to set designing for motion pictures by way of several years in architecture offices and a degree in architecture. A friend got him an interview with the art director of Stargate in 1993, starting off a three-decade career working on many of the most honored films of that time.
Memoirs of a Geisha received an Academy Award and Dreamgirls was nominated for an Oscar. Other notable and award-winning films that Hoyos worked on include Dunkirk, Oblivion, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War of the Planet of the Apes, Tenet, Birds of Prey, Hulk, Minority Report, Pearl Harbor, Fight Club, Ocean’s Thirteen and Alien: Resurrection. His set designs have also graced numerous Disney films, including Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tron: Legacy, and The Haunted Mansion.
As previously announced, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Elvis) and his producing partner and collaborator, Academy Award- winning Catherine Martin, will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award. Multi- Academy Award- winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio) will be honored with the William Cameron Menzies Award, celebrating his visually striking and emotionally rich body of work.
Michael Denering (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Batman Returns, Jurassic Park) will be honored with an ADG Lifetime Achievement Award from Scenic, Title, and Graphic Artists (STG); Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick (Silverado, George of the Jungle and Kill Bill 2) by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA); and two-time Academy Award-nominated Production Designer Lilly Kilvert(The Last Samurai, The Crucible, Legends of the Fall) by the Art Directors (AD).
The Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards honor excellence in production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animated feature films. The awards will be produced by Art Director Michael Allen Glover, ADG (Station Eleven, The Alienist, Solos), and Production Designer Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG (Out of the Blue, Breakwater, American Murderer).
ADG Awards are bestowed upon productions filmed in the U.S. by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement and upon foreign entries without restrictions.
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