“Mad Max: Fury Road” continues to rack up crafts kudos on its way to potential Oscar glory, grabbing an ACE editing award on Friday and production design for fantasy on Sunday at the 20th ADG Awards at the Beverly Hilton. In addition, “The Martian” and “The Revenant” won for contemporary and period films, repsectively. For TV, “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” and “American Horror Story: Hotel” were the big winners.
“Fury Road” production designer Colin Gibson described his role as creating worlds “in the sandpit, to fumble through an understanding of this one.”
This was echoed by “The Martian” production designer Arthur Max, who said his work was a “celebration of the human spirit using ingenuity and wit to survive — like every art department I’ve ever worked on.”
And veteran production designer Jack Fisk was flabbergasted about winning for “The Revenant.” For him, it was an unforgettable journey about making the frozen wilderness work for you.
Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne won the ADG’s inaugural William Cameron Menzies Award, for his work in championing classic movies. Accepting the award on his behalf (he was sick with a bad cold) was actress Diane Baker.
Read the full list of ADG award winners below.
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