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Art Directors Guild (ADG) Nominate ‘American Sniper,’ The Imitation Game,’ Into the Woods’


The Art Directors Guild revealed their nominations this morning and heavy awards players The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel all received mentions. American Sniper and Nightcrawler continue to overperform at the guilds, with both showing up here today.  Some surprising snubs came in the omissions of Mr. Turner and Selma in Period Film and Snowpiercer in Fantasy Film. The Contemporary Film list was the most predictable with nearly every person participating in the AwardsWatch Gold Rush contest getting the right five.

The full list:

Period Film
Inherent Vice
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Fantasy Film
Into the Woods
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Contemporary Film
American Sniper
Gone Girl

For quick reference, here is the Art Directors Guild’s track record with the Oscars (the films listed are were snubbed by ADG, but made the Oscar lineup). Since 2000 the two groups have only matched up five times.

2000 3/5 – Quills, Vatel
2001 4/5 – Gosford Park
2002 4/5 – Frida
2003 4/5 – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2004 4/5 – A Very Long Engagement
2005 3/5 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Pride & Prejudice
2006 5/5
2007 5/5
2008 3/5 – The DuchessRevolutionary Road
2009 2/5 – Nine, The Young Victoria, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2010 5/5
2011 3/5 – Midnight in Paris, War Horse
2012 5/5
2013 5/5

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.