"Joker," "1917," "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" Among Nominees For ADG Production Design Awards
"Joker" production designer Mark Friedberg
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The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) unveiled nominations for the 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. Winners will be honored at the 2020 Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Nominations announcement was made by Art Directors Guild president Nelson Coates, ADG, and awards producer Scott Moses, ADG.

Nominated in the Period Film category are Ford v. Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, 1917 and Once Upon a Time....in Hollywood. Fantasy Film nominations went to Ad Astra, Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, Dumbo, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Garnering nominations in the Contemporary Film category were A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, John Wick: Chapter 3, Knives Out, Parasite and Us.

On the TV side, nominees in the One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series category are episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series nods went to installments of Big Little Lies, The Boys, Euphoria, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Umbrella Academy.

Here’s a full rundown of this year’s nominations:

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 ARE:

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 Thrones: “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
 
As previously announced, Syd Mead, the “visual futurist” and concept artist known for his design contributions to science-fiction films such as Star-Trek: The Motion Picture, Aliens, and Blade Runner, has been named the recipient of the William Cameron Menzies Award. The ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals in each of the guild’s four crafts. Joe Alves will receive the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Council (AD), Denis Olsen from the Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Council (STG) Stephen Myles Berger from the Set Designers and Model Makers (SDMM) Council, and Jack Johnson from the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. Additional honorees for Cinematic Imagery will be announced at a later date.
 
Online balloting will be held December 18, 2019-January 30, 2020. ADG Awards are open only to productions when made within the U.S. by producer’s signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

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