Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

‘Parasite,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ win 2020 Art Directors Guild (ADG) honors

The 24th Art Directors Guild (ADGA) awards, celebrating Excellence in Production Design, were held tonight, and Parasite and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood topped the winners, taking the prizes for Contemporary and Period design. Both are also nominated for the Oscar, along with fellow nominees here 1917, The Irishman and Jojo Rabbit.

Lee Ha-Jun won Contemporary Production Design for Parasite, for not only designing all levels of the house in the film but creating the entire village in order to submerge it under water.

Barbara Ling’s exhaustive restoring of downton Los Angeles in the Hollywood of the 1960s (as well as the old Spahn Ranch) more than earned her a win tonight for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Russian Doll, The Big Bang Theory, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Umbrella Academy and Chernobyl took home the television awards.

Oscar-nominated Art Director and Production Designers William J. Creber, best known for his work on the Irwin Allen disaster flicks The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno and the first three Planet of the Apes movies, and Roland Anderson, best known for his work on Breakfast at Tiffany’s, White Christmas and Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Hall of Fame for their extraordinary contributions to the visual art of storytelling.

Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to: Oscar-nominated Production Designer Joe Alves, best known for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the three Jaws films; Denis Olsen (Ghostbusters, Rocky 2 & 3, The Muppet Movie, Romancing the Stone, Mr. Mom, Star Trek 2 & 3), Stephen Myles Berger (Sunshine Boys, Basic Instinct and Robin Hood: Men in Tights) and Jack Johnson (Edward Scissorhands, Toys and Jurassic Park III). Syd Mead, the “visual futurist” and concept artist known for his design contributions to science-fiction films such as Star-Trek: The Motion Picture, Aliens, and Blade Runner, will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award and the Cinematic Imagery Award will go to Chuck Lorre, on of television’s most prolific and successful writers/directors/producers with Emmy-winning shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mom, and most recently, The Kominsky Method.

Here is the full list of winner of the 24th Art Directors Guild (ADG) awards, updating live and in bold.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR FILM

PERIOD FILM
Ford v Ferrari, Production Designer: François Audouy
The Irishman, Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Jojo Rabbit, Production Designer: Ra Vincent
Joker, Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
1917, Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
WINNER – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Production Designer: Barbara Ling

FANTASY FILM
Ad Astra, Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Aladdin, Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
WINNER – Avengers: Endgame, Production Designer: Charles Wood
Dumbo, Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Production Designers: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

CONTEMPORARY FILM 
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Production Designer: Jade Healy
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
Knives Out, Production Designer: David Crank
WINNER – Parasite, Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
Us, Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

ANIMATED FILM
Abominable, Production Designer: Max Boas
Frozen II, Production Designer: Michael Giaimo
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Production Designer: Pierre-Olivier Vincent
The Lion King, Production Designer: James Chinlund
WINNER – Toy Story 4, Production Designer: Bob Pauley

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
A Series of Unfortunate Events: “Penultimate Peril: Part 1,” Production Designer: Bo Welch
The Crown: “Aberfan,” Production Designer: Martin Childs
Game of Thrones: “The Bells,” Production Designer: Deborah Riley
The Mandalorian: “Chapter One,” Production Designer: Andrew L. Jones
WINNER – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308,” Production Designer: Bill Groom

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Big Little Lies: “What Have They Done?” “The Bad Mother,” “I Want to Know,” Production Designer: John Paino
The Boys: “The Female of the Species,” Production Designer: Dave Blass
Euphoria: “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed,” “And Salt the Earth Behind You,” Production Designer: Kay Lee
The Handmaid’s Tale: “Mayday,” Production Designer: Elizabeth Williams
WINNER – The Umbrella Academy: “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and  Funerals,” Production Designer: Mark Worthington

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Black Mirror: “Striking Vipers,” Production Designer: Anne Beauchamp
Catch-22, Production Designer: David Gropman
WINNER – Chernobyl, Production Designer: Luke Hull
Deadwood: The Movie, Production Designer: Maria Caso
Fosse/Verdon, Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Barry: “ronny/lily,” Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson
Fleabag: “Ep. 5,” Production Designer: Jonathan Paul Green
GLOW: “Up, Up, Up,” Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted
The Good Place: “Employee of the Bearimy,” “Help Is Other People,” Production Designer: Ian Phillips
WINNER – Russian Doll: “Nothing in This World is Easy,” Production Designer: Michael Bricker

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
WINNER – The Big Bang Theory: “The Stockholm Syndrome,” “The Conference 
Valuation,” “The Propagation Proposition,”
 Production Designer: John Shaffner

The Cool Kids: “Vegas, Baby!,” Production Designer: Stephan Olson
Family Reunion: “Remember Black Elvis?,” Production Designer: Aiyanna Trotter
No Good Nick: “The Italian Job,” Production Designer: Kristan Andrews
Will & Grace: “Family, Trip,” “The Things We Do for Love,” “Conscious 
Coupling,”
 Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL
Apple: “It’s Tough Out There,” Production Designer: Quito Cooksey
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey: “Don’t Call Me Angel,” Production Designer: Emma Fairley
WINNER – MedMen: “The New Normal,” Production Designer: James Chinlund
Portal for Facebook: “A Very Muppet Portal Launch,” Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Taylor Swift: “Lover,” Production Designer: Kurt Gefke

VARIETY, REALITY OR EVENT SPECIAL
WINNER – Drunk History: “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?,” Production Designer: Monica Sotto
91st Oscars, Production Designer: David Korins
Rent: Live, Production Designer: Jason Sherwood
Saturday Night Live: “1764 Emma Stone,” “1762 Sandra Oh,” “1760 John  Mulaney,” Production Designers: Keith Raywood, Akira Yoshimura, Joe DeTullio,  Eugene Lee
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, Production Designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

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