- LOS ANGELES
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) honored the winners of its 26th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 13 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos and animation features, during a black-tie dinner gala at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday night (3/5). Topping the feature film categories for Best Production Design were Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell), Dune (Patrice Vermette), No Time to Die (Mark Tildesley), and Encanto (Ian Gooding, Lorelay Bové). 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 Tournament of Houses (John Janavs), and Live in Front of a Studio Audience (Stephan Olson) respectively. Additional winners included Taylor Swift's music video “All Too Well” (Ethan Tobman) and Apple Music's “Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever” commercial (François Audouy).
The awards took place before an audience of guild members, industry executives and press. ADG president Nelson Coates, ADG, and Art Directors Council chair Mark Worthington, ADG, presided over the awards ceremony with actress/comedian Yvette Nicole Brown serving as host. Producer of the 2022 ADG Awards was art director Michael Allen Glover, ADG (The Alienist, Solos, Station Eleven). Joining the team as stage designer was Emmy®-winning production designer Brian J. Stonestreet, ADG (Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards).
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, who recently made Oscars® history as the first woman with two Best Director nominations, received the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award, honoring her prestigious spectrum of award-winning motion pictures. 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 president Nelson Coates, ADG. Joining Horning with a Lifetime Achievement Award was Oscar®-nominated production designer, costume designer and producer Polly Platt (Say Anything, Terms of Endearment, A Star is Born, Broadcast News), presented by production designer Denise Pizzini, ADG (Better Call Saul).
Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve was feted with the esteemed William Cameron Menzies Award for his numerous legendary movies 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 trailblazing 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 Emmy-nominated production designer Herman Zimmerman, ADG (Star Trek series). Set designer/art director Ann Harris, ADG, feted for her over 60 movie and television design credits including Edward Scissorhands and Schindler’s List, was awarded by the Set Designers and Model Makers (SDMM) Council, presented by art director Christopher Burian-Mohr (Spiderman 3). Concept illustrator and storyboard artist Donna Cline, ADG, who brings a unique plethora of art and technical experience to feature films and television series (The Doctor, Outbreak and Bones) was honored by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council, presented by Tamara Taylor, a star of the forensic crime drama Bones.
Winners of the 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards:
PERIOD FEATURE FILM
Nightmare Alley - Production Designer: Tamara Deverell
FANTASY FEATURE FILM
Dune - Production Designer: Patrice Vermette
CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
No Time to Die - Production Designer: Mark Tildesley
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Encanto - Production Designers: Ian Gooding, Lorelay Bové
ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Loki: “Glorious Purpose” - Production Designer: Kasra Farahani
ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Squid Game: “Gganbu” - Production Designer: Chae Kyoung-sun
TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
WandaVision - Production Designer: Mark Worthington
HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
What We Do in the Shadows: “The Prisoner,” “The Cloak of Duplication,” “The Siren” - Production Designer: Kate Bunch
Family Reunion: “Remember When M’Dear Changed History?” -
Production Designer: Aiyana Trotter
Apple Music: “Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever” - Production Designer: François Audouy
Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” - Production Designer: Ethan Tobman
VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses: “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff” - Production Designer: John Janavs
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “The Facts of Life – Kids Can Be Cruel (320) & Diff’rent Strokes – Willis’ Privacy (115)” - Production Designer: Stephan Olson