Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: The Nominations

The Art Directors Guild have announced the nominees for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards today. The nominations span from period,fantasy and contemporary feature films to long and short form television and web productions.

There are two notable occurrences amongst this years feature film and television nominees. The first is two tied categories for excellence in production design for a period film and excellence in production design for a variety, reality or competition series. The second resides in the short format, web series, music video or commercial category where Beyoncé’s Lemonade has snatched up three of the five nominations with ‘6 Inch’, ‘Denial’ and ‘Hold Up’.

The winners of the Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced on Saturday February 11th 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in the Hollywood and Highland center.

THE 21st ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD NOMINEES:

NOMINEES FOR FEATURE FILMS

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A PERIOD FILM (TIE)
Café Society, Santo Loquasto
Fences, David Gropman
Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Robison
Hail, Caesar!, Jess Gonchor
Hidden Figures, Wynn Thomas
Jackie, Jean Rabasse

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FANTASY FILM
Arrival, Patrice Vermette
Doctor Strange, Charles Wood
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig
Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A CONTEMPORARY FILM
Hell Or High Water, Tom Duffield
La La Land, David Wasco
Lion, Chris Kennedy
Manchester By The Sea, Ruth De Jong
Nocturnal Animals, Shane Valentino

NOMINEES FOR TELEVISION

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Game Of Thrones, Deborah Riley
Episodes: ‘Blood Of My Blood,’ ‘The Broken Man,’ ‘No One’
Stranger Things, Chris Trujillo
Episodes: ‘The Vanishing Of Will Byers,’ ‘Holly, Jolly,’ ‘The Upside Down’
The Crown, Martin Childs
Episodes: ‘Wolferton Splash,’ ‘Hyde Park Corner,’ ‘Smoke And Mirrors’
The Man In The High Castle, Drew Boughton
Episodes: ‘The Tiger’s Cave,’ ‘Land O’ Smiles,’ ‘Fallout’
Westworld, Nathan Crowley
Episodes: ‘Pilot’

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Better Call Saul, Tony Fanning
Episodes: ‘Inflatable,’ ‘Fifi,’ ‘Klick’
Bloodline, Tim Galvin
Episodes: ‘Part 16,’ ‘Part 21’
House Of Cards, Steve Arnold
Episodes: ‘Chapter 41,’ ‘Chapter 47,’ ‘Chapter 48’
Mr. Robot, Anastasia White
Episodes: ‘eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc,’ ‘eps2.4_m4ster-slave.aes,’ ‘eps2.9_pyth0npt1.p7z’
Preacher, Dave Blass
Episodes: ‘See,’ ‘South Will Rise Again,’ ‘Finish The Song’

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
American Horror Story: Roanoke, Andrew Murdock
Episodes: ‘Chapter 4’
Black Mirror, Joel Collins, James Foster And Nicholas Palmer
Episodes: ‘Nosedive,’ ‘Playtest,’ ‘San Junipero’
Sherlock, Arwel W. Jones
Episodes: ‘The Abominable Bride’
The Night Of, Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Episodes: ‘Pilot’
The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Jeffrey Mossa
Episodes: ‘Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,’ ‘Manna From Heaven’ ‘100% Not Guilty,’

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Mozart In The Jungle, Tommaso Ortino
Episodes: ‘Now I Will Sing’
Silicon Valley, Richard Toyon
Episodes: ‘Two In The Box,’ ‘Vachmanity Insanity,’ ‘Daily Active Users’
Transparent, Cat Smith
Episodes: ‘If I Were A Bell’
The Last Man On Earth, Bruce Robert Hill
Episodes: ‘Pitch Black,’ ‘The Power Of Power,’ ‘Mama’s Hideaway’
Veep, Jim Gloster
Episodes: ‘Kissing Your Sister’

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
2 Broke Girls, Glenda Rovello
Episodes: ‘And The 80’s Movie,’ ‘And The Godmama Drama,’ ‘And The Two Openings: Part Two’
Baby Daddy, Greg Grande
Episodes: ‘Love & Carriage,’ ‘Room-mating,’ ‘Stupid Cupid’
The Big Bang Theory, John Shaffner
Episodes: ‘The Positive Negative Reaction,’ ‘The Big Bear Precipitation,’ ‘The Fermentation Bifurcation’
The Great Indoors, Glenda Rovello
Episodes: ‘Pilot’
The Ranch, John Shaffner
Episodes: ‘Leavin’s Been Comin’ (For A Long, Long Time)’

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR AN AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL
Beyoncé: Lemonade, Hannah Beachler
Grease Live!, David Korins
Hairspray Live!, Derek Mclane
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, Tamlyn Wright And Baz Halpin
The Oscars, Derek Mclane

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
Adidas: ‘Basketball Needs Creators’, Ruth De Jong
Beyoncé: Lemonade ‘6 Inch’, Jc Molina
Beyoncé: Lemonade ‘Denial’, Jason Hougaard
Beyoncé: Lemonade ‘Hold Up’, Jason Hougaard
Iphone 7: ‘Balloons’, James Chinlund

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES (TIE)
American Grit, Mercedes Younger
Episodes: ‘Ruck Up’
Portlandia, Schuyler Telleen
Episodes: ‘Weirdo Beach’
Saturday Night Live, Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio
Episodes: ‘Larry David/The 1975,’ ‘Peter Dinklage/Gwen Stefani,’ ‘Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga’
The Ellen Degeneres Show, Karen Weber
Episodes: ‘Ellen’s Halloween Show’
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Eugene Lee, Peter Baran
Episodes: ‘ep. 0417,’ ‘ep. 0461,’ ‘ep. 0493’
The Voice, Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly
Episodes: ‘The Blind Auditions, Part 3,’ ‘The Battles Premiere, Part 2’


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Editor-in-Chief of Tastic Film Magazine James Rush.