Sunday, February 5, 2012
For film, the winners were Hugo designed by Dante Ferretti (Period Film); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 by Stuart Craig (Fantasy Film); and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Donald Graham Burt (Contemporary Film).
Television winners were Bill Groom for Boardwalk Empire, Mark Friedberg for Mildred Pierce, Richard Berg for Modern Family, and the designers for Saturday Night Live and the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
Production Designer Tony Walton received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Robert Boyle, William Darling, and Alfred Junge were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The team from the Harry Potter films, including Executive Producer David Heyman, Producer David Barron; directors Christopher Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, and David Yates; creator and author J.K. Rowling; screenwriters Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg; production designer Stuart Craig; art director Neil Lamont and set decorator Stephenie McMillan, were honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.
ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions. The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers and Previs Artists.
Confusingly, the terms Production Design and Art Direction are used synonymously in the film and television industry for those who conceive of the look and style of everything in front of the camera. However, on productions where there are people in both positions, the Production Designer is considered the highest ranking individual in the art department.
16th Annual ADG Awards nominees
Complete list of winners for the Art Directors Guild 16th Annual ADG Awards
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011
Hugo; Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2; Production Designer: Stuart Craig
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2011
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
Boardwalk Empire, Episode: 21; Production Designer: Bill Groom
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Mildred Pierce; Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Modern Family, Episode: Express Christmas; Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
≈, Episode: Host Justin Timberlake, And Musical Guest - Lady Gaga; Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Leo Yoshimura, N. Joseph De Tullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
83rd Annual Academy Awards; Production Designer: Steve Bass
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2011
Activision: Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3; Production Designer: Neil Spisak
Lifetime Achievement Award
Production Designer Tony Walton
Hall of Fame
Robert Boyle, William Darling, Alfred Junge
Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery
The Harry Potter film series; Executive Producer David Heyman, Producer David Barron; directors Christopher Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, and David Yates; creator and author J.K. Rowling; screenwriters Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg; production designer Stuart Craig; art director Neil Lamont; set decorator Stephenie McMillan