Art Directors Guild Announces Winners of Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced the winners of its 26th Annual Achievement in Production Design Awards in 13 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and animated features, at a black-tie gala dinner at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday evening, March 5, 2022. A full list of winners can be found here.

Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell), Dune (Patrice Vermette), No Time to Die (Mark Tildesley) and Encanto (Ian Gooding, Lorelay Bové) won Best Production Design for a Feature Film. Television winners included “Loki” (Kasra Farahani), “Squid Game” (Chae Kyoung-sun), “WandaVision” (Mark Worthington), “What We Do in the Shadows” (Kate Bunch), “Family Reunion” (Aiyana Trotter), “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Houses Tournament” (John Janavs) and “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” (Stephan Olson) respectively. Other winners include Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (Ethan Tobman) and Apple Music: “Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever” (François Audouy).

The awards were held before an audience of guild members, industry executives and the press. ADG Chairman, Nelson Coates, ADG, and Chairman of the Council of Artistic Directors, Mark Worthington, ADG, presided over the awards ceremony with actress/comedian Yvette Nicole Brown as host. The producer for the 2022 ADG Awards was Artistic Director Michael Allen Glover, ADG (The Alienist, Solos, Station Eleven). Brian J. Stonestreet, ADG (Golden Globes®, Grammy Awards®, Billboard Awards®) has joined the team as set designer.

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, who recently made Oscar® history as the first woman with two Best Director nominations, has received the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award, honoring her prestigious lineup of films award-winning. The award was accepted by presenter Benedict Cumberbatch, star of The Power of the Dog, as Ms Campion was unable to attend in person.

Academy Award-winning production designer William A. Horning (Ben-Hur, Gigi, North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz), was inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame for his extraordinary contributions to the visual art of storytelling, with a special presentation by production designer and ADG Chairman Nelson Coates, ADG. Oscar®-nominated production designer, costume designer and producer Polly Platt (Say Anything, Terms of Endearment, A Star is Born, Broadcast News) joined Horning with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by set designer Denise Pizzini, ADG ( “Better Call Saul”).

Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve received the prestigious William Cameron Menzies Award for his many legendary films, including the recent Oscar®-nominated film adaptation of Dune, presented by Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”).

Oscar-nominated production designer Ida Random, ADG, best known for her groundbreaking work on Rain Man, The Big Chill, Silverado and Fast and the Furious, received the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Council (AD), presented by Kevin Costner (Silverado, Yellowstone). Michael and Denise Okuda, prolific artists known for their creative designs for the Star Trek franchise and other iconic space adventure productions, were honored by the Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Council (STG), presented by Production Designer Emmy nominee Herman Zimmerman, ADG (“Star Trek” series).

Set Designer/Art Director Ann Harris, ADG, Celebrated for Over 60 Film and Television Design Credits, Including Edward Scissorhands and Schindler’s List, Awarded Council of Set and Model Designers (SDMM), presented by art director Christopher Burian-Mohr (Spiderman 3). Donna Cline, ADG, concept illustrator and storyboard artist, who brings a unique plethora of artistic and technical experience to feature films and television series (“The Doctor”, “Outbreak” and “Bones”) has been honored by Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council, presented by Tamara Taylor, a star of the courtroom drama “Bones.”

Other ADG Awards presenters include Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die), James Pickens Jr. (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Yellowstone”, “The Connors”), Harvey Guillén ( “What We Do in the Shadows”, “Reacher”), Alexandra Daddario (“The White Lotus”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Soleil Moon Frye (“The Proud Family”, “Punky Brewster “), Carl Clemons-Hopkins (“Hacks”), Marcia Gay Harden (“The Morning Show”), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”), among others.

ABOUT THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD: Founded in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 3,000 members who work worldwide in film, television and theater as production designers and art directors; Scenographers and model makers; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and scenic, title and graphic artists. Ongoing ADG activities include a series of Film Society screenings, an annual “Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, a bimonthly craft magazine (PERSPECTIVE), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs, and Gallery 800 art exhibitions throughout the year. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to www.adg.org. Connect with the Art Directors Guild on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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