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:
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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.