‘Birdman,’ Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Win Art Directors Guild Awards

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Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners with the Art Directors Guild

Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Grand Budapest Hotel won their respective categories with the Art Directors Guild on Saturday evening, with Guardians being a bit of a surprise champion. Competing in the Fantasy category, it bested Interstellar and Into the Woods (both Oscar nominated) for the award. Birdman and The Grand Budapest, winning Contemporary and Period were expected wins. The win further bolsters the The Gold Rush Gang’s prediction that The Grand Budapest Hotel will end up our Oscar winner in the Production Design category but also that Guardians‘ win here could prove stronger support in its two nominated categories, Best Visual Effects (it currently ranks 3rd behind Interstellar and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

Television awards:

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series – GAME OF THRONES: “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series – TRUE DETECTIVE: “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void”

Television Movie or Mini-Series – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW: “Massacres and Matinees”

Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series – SILICON VALLEY: “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”

Awards or Event Special – 86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Multi-Camera Television Series – THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion”

Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series – PORTLANDIA: “Celery”

Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial – APPLE: “Perspective”

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the founder/owner and Editor-in-Chief of AwardsWatch and has always loved all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards since he was in 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 in film school and the film forums of GoldDerby, and then migrated over to the former Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), before breaking off to create AwardsWatch in 2013. He is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, accredited by the Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and more, is a member of the International Cinephile Society (ICS), The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) and the International Press Academy. Among his many achieved goals with AwardsWatch, he has given a platform to underrepresented writers and critics and supplied them with access to film festivals and the industry and calls the Bay Area his home where he lives with his husband and son.

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