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Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘1917,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman’

Disney was the big winner, nabbing eight ADG nominations (11 if you count Fox's "Ford v Ferrari," "Jojo Rabbit," and "Ad Astra").

"Joker"

“Joker”

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Disney led the pack with eight production design nominations (11 if you count Fox’s “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” and “Ad Astra”) for the 24th annual Art Directors Guild Awards (to be held at The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, February 1, 2020). These included Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for fantasy, and animation entries “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4,” and “The Lion King” (which also scored a surprise Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature, despite Disney’s attempt to market as “live action”).

All of the Oscar contenders were well represented, including Bong Joon Ho’s LAFCA Best Picture winner, “Parasite,” and period standouts “1917,” Sam Mendes’ innovative, single-shot, World War I thriller, “Joker,” Todd Phillips’ blockbuster origin story, which channeled gritty ’70s New York as Gotham City; Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which gave a 50-year facelift to Hollywood Blvd.; and Martin Scorsese’s sprawling mob epic, “The Irishman,” which crammed 117 locations for 309 scenes. (Both period and fantasy categories had six nominees, thanks to ties.)

Contemporary nominees included Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” and Jordan Peele’s “Us.” The other two animation nominees were DreamWorks’ “Abominable” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

As previously announced, visual futurist/concept artist Syd Mead (“Blade Runner”) has been named the recipient of the William Cameron Menzies Award. ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to art director Joe Alves (“Jaws”), scenic/graphic artist Denis Olsen (“Ghostbusters”), set designer Stephen Myles Berger (“Basic Instinct”), and illustrator/matte artist Jack Johnson (“Edward Scissorhands”). Additional honorees for Cinematic Imagery will be announced at a later date.

George MacKay as Schofield in "1917," the new epic from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes.

“1917”

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film:

PERIOD FILM
“Ford v Ferrari”
Production Designer: François Audouy
“The Irishman”
Production Designer: Bob Shaw
“Jojo Rabbit”
Production Designer: Ra Vincent
“Joker”
Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
“1917”
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”
Production Designer: Barbara Ling

FANTASY FILM
“Ad Astra”
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
“Aladdin”
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
“Avengers: Endgame”
Production Designer: Charles Wood
“Dumbo”
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
Production Designers: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

CONTEMPORARY FILM
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Production Designer: Jade Healy
“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
“Knives Out”
Production Designer: David Crank
“Parasite”
Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
“Us”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

ANIMATED FILM
“Abominable”
Production Designer: Max Boas
“Frozen II”
Production Designer: Michael Giaimo
“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Production Designer: Pierre-Olivier Vincent
“The Lion King”
Production Designer: James Chinlund
“Toy Story 4”
Production Designer: Bob Pauley

Nominees for Excellence in Production Design for Television:

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“A Series of Unfortunate Events”: “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”
Production Designer: Bo Welch
“The Crown”: “Aberfan”
Production Designer: Martin Childs
“Game of Throne”: “The Bells”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
“The Mandalorian”: “Chapter One”
Production Designer: Andrew L. Jones
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308”
Production Designer: Bill Groom

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Big Little Lies”: “What Have They Done?” “The Bad Mother,” “I Want to Know”
Production Designer: John Paino
“The Boys”: “The Female of the Species”
Production Designer: Dave Blass
“Euphoria”: “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed,”
“And Salt the Earth Behind You”
Production Designer: Kay Lee
“The Handmaid’s Tale”: “Mayday”
Production Designer: Elizabeth Williams
“The Umbrella Academy”: “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals”
Production Designer: Mark Worthington

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
“Black Mirror”: “Striking Vipers”
Production Designer: Anne Beauchamp
“Catch-22”
Production Designer: David Gropman
“Chernobyl”
Production Designer: Luke Hull
“Deadwood”
Production Designer: Maria Caso
“Fosse/Verdon”
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Barry”: “ronny/lily”
Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson
“Fleabag”: “Ep. 5”
Production Designer: Jonathan Paul Green
“GLOW”: “Up, Up, Up”
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted
“The Good Place”: “Employee of the Bearimy,” “Help Is Other People”
Production Designer: Ian Phillips
“Russian Doll”: “Nothing in This World is Easy”
Production Designer: Michael Bricker

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”: “The Stockholm Syndrome,” “The Conference Valuation,”
“The Propagation Proposition”
Production Designer: John Shaffner
“The Cool Kids”: “Vegas, Baby!”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson
“Family Reunion”: “Remember Black Elvis?”
Production Designer: Aiyanna Trotter
“No Good Nick”: “The Italian Job”
Production Designer: Kristan Andrews
“Will & Grace”: “Family, Trip,” “The Things We Do for Love,” “Conscious Coupling”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
Apple: “It’s Tough Out There”
Production Designer: Quito Cooksey
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey: “Don’t Call Me Angel”
Production Designer: Emma Fairley
“MedMen”: “The New Normal”
Production Designer: James Chinlund
“Portal for Facebook”: “A Very Muppet Portal Launch”
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Taylor Swift: “Lover”
Production Designer: Kurt Gefke

VARIETY, REALITY OR EVENT SPECIAL
“Drunk History”: “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?”
Production Designer: Monica Sotto
91st Oscars
Production Designer: David Korins
“Rent: Live”
Production Designer: Jason Sherwood
“Saturday Night Live”: “1764 Emma Stone,” “1762 Sandra Oh,” “1760 John Mulaney”
Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Akira Yoshimura, Joe DeTullio, Eugene Lee
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour
Production Designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

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