The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, animated features and music videos will take place April 10, 2021. The location will be confirmed in the near future. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates, Council Chair Mark Worthington and Event Producer Scott Moses.
The 2020-21 timeline for the ADG Awards is:
  • Submissions Open for Television & Feature Film at
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020
  • Submissions for Television Close 
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020
  • Submissions for Feature Films Close 
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
  • Online Voting for TV & Feature Film Nominations Begins 
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
  • Online Voting for Nominations Closes
Monday, March 1, 2021, 5 PM PST
  • Nominations Announced
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • Final Online Voting Begins
Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Final Online Voting Ends
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 5 PM PST
  • Winners Announced at ADG Awards Gala
Saturday, April 10, 2021

***Dates subject to change

Honorees for Lifetime Achievement and Cinematic Imagery Awards will be announced at a later date. Further inquiries regarding the ADG Awards may be directed to Debbie Patton, ADG Awards & Events Director, at contact information below.
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.
About the Art Directors Guild
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual “Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, bimonthly craft magazine (PERSPECTIVE), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to