Art Directors Guild Nominations: ‘Star Wars,’ “Mad Max’ In, ‘Carol,’ ‘Brooklyn’ Out

Art Directors Guild Nominations: 'Star Wars,' "Mad Max' In, 'Carol,' 'Brooklyn' Out
Art Directors Guild Nominations: 'Star Wars,' "Mad Max' , 'Carol,' 'Brooklyn' Out

Following nominations from the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant,” “The Martian,” and “Sicario” received yet another awards boost with nominations from the Art Directors Guild Tuesday morning, while 1950s-set, women-centric romances “Carol” and “Brooklyn” were among those left out. The Producers Guild Award nominations will land Tuesday morning. 

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With three categories, for Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary films, the ADG’s 15 motion picture nominees outnumber the Academy’s final five, which grants no such distinctions, making exact comparisons impossible: of last year’s three feature film winners, only one, eventual winner “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” landed an Oscar nomination.

Still, at least among period films—which have nabbed the Academy Award four years running, with “Hugo,” “Lincoln,” “The Great Gatsby,” and “Budapest”—the ADG’s preference for “Bridge of Spies” and “Trumbo” over the roughly contemporaneous “Carol” and “Brooklyn” suggests the strength of the former pair as Oscar nominations ballots come due this Friday, January 8. (“Trumbo” continues to show a hot hand after landing a surprise five combined nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.) 

On the TV side, nominees included HBO’s sumptuous “Game of Thrones,” FX’s acclaimed “Fargo,” and the series finale of “Mad Men” (AMC) as well as newcomers “Better Call Saul” (AMC) and “Empire” (FOX). 

Read the full list of nominees below:

Period Film

Bridge of Spies – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Crimson Peak – Production Designer: Thomas E. Sanders

The Danish Girl – Production Designer: Eve Stewart

The Revenant – Production Designer: Jack Fisk

Trumbo – Production Designer: Mark Ricker

Fantasy Film

Cinderella – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti

Jurassic World – Production Designer: Edward Verreaux

Mad Max: Fury Road – Production Designer: Colin Gibson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Production Designers: Rick
Carter, Darren Gilford

Tomorrowland – Production Designer: Scott Chambliss

Contemporary Film

Ex Machina – Production Designer: Mark Digby

Joy – Production Designer: Judy Becker

The Martian – Production Designer: Arthur Max

Sicario – Production Designer: Patrice Vermette

Spectre – Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

Downton Abbey: “A Moorland Holiday” Production Designer:
Donal Woods

Game of Thrones: “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent,
Unbroken,” “Hardhome” Production Designer: Deborah Riley

Gotham: “Strike Force,” “Dammed If You Do…” Production
Designer: Richard Berg

The Knick: “Ten Knots,” “The Best with the Best to Get the
Best,” “Wonderful Surprises” Production Designer: Howard Cummings

Mad Men: “Person to Person” Production Designer: Dan Bishop

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
Better Call Saul: “Five-O,” “Rico,” “Marco” Production
Designer: Tony Fanning
Empire: “Pilot” Production Designer: Steve Saklad
Homeland: “The Tradition of Hospitality,” “All about
Allison,” “The Litvinov Ruse” Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer
House of Cards: “Chapter 29,” “Chapter 36” Production
Designer: Steve Arnold
True Detective: “The Western Book of the Dead,” “Night Finds
You,” “Omega Station” Production Designer: Alex Digerlando

Television Movie or Limited Series
American Horror Story: Hotel: “Checking in” Production
Designer: Mark Worthington
Bessie Production Designer: Clark Hunter
Fargo: “Waiting for Dutch,” “Before the Law,” “Fear and
Trembling” Production Designer: Warren Alan Young
Tut: “Power,” “Betrayal,” “Destiny” Production Designer:
Michael Hanan
Wolf Hall: “Three Card Trick” Production Designer: Pat

Half Hour Single-Camera Series
The Last Man on Earth: “Alive in Tucson,” “Is Anybody out
There?,” “Silent Night” Production Designer: Bruce Robert Hill
The Muppets: “The Ex-Factor,” “Pig’s in a Blanket”
Production Designer:Denise Pizzini
Silicon Valley: “Sand Hill Shuffle,” “Homicide,” “Adult
Content” Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Transparent: “Kina Hora,” “The Book of Life,” “Oscillate”
Production Designer: Cat Smith
Veep: “Joint Session,” “Election Night” Production Designer:
James Gloster

Multi-Camera Series
2 Broke Girls: “And the Escape Room,” “And the Maybe
Baby,” “And the Coming out Party” Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
The Big Bang Theory: “The Skywalker Incursion,” “The Mystery
Date Observation,” “The Platonic Permutation” Production Designer:John Shaffner
Clipped: “Dreamers,” “Wi-Fi,” “World’s Rudest Barbershop”
Production Designer: Greg Grande
Mom: “Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous,” “Six Popes and
Red Ferrari,””Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation” Production Designer: John

Truth Be Told: “Pilot,” “Big Black Coffee,” “Members Only”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

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