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Art Directors Guild (ADG) Nominations

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The Art Directors Guild have announced their nomination in three categories: Period, Fantasy and Contemporary. Of these fifteen nominees we’ll likely find the five that will earn Academy Award nominations.

Some shocking snubs came today with Carol and Brooklyn missing out for Period and Room in Contemporary. Both films have been underperforming early in these guild nominations and that doesn’t bode well for their Oscar chances. Trumbo showed up, adding to its guild nomination total. Room was thought to have a good shot in Contemporary despite half the film taking place in a single room but in that category we have Sicario, a film that is already over-performing with the guilds (it just earned an ACE Eddie nom yesterday). Other high profile Contemporary films like Spotlight and The Big Short missed out as well.

Here are the nominees for the 20th Art Directors Guild awards:

Period
Bridge of Spies
Crimson Peak
The Danish Girl
The Revenant
Trumbo

Fantasy
Cinderella
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tomorrowland

Contemporary
Ex Machina
Joy
The Martian
Sicario
Spectre

About the Art Directors Guild

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,300 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Previs Artists. Established in 1937, the ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design), a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions.

 

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began 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 (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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