Art Directors Guild Nominations Include ‘Atlas,’ ‘Karenina,’ and ‘The Hobbit’

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The Art Directors Guild honors excellence in production design in film. They divide their awards into three categories: Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary. So being that there are 15 nominees, it doesn’t give away too much as far as where the chips may fall with Oscar, though it can do some serious damage for your film if not among the nominees. The most noticeable film absent? The Master, who after missing with SAG and PGA, seems all but finished.

Presumed frontrunners Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Anna Karenina all received citations, while Tarantino’s Django Unchained shows up once again (it was previously nominated by the Producers Guild). So if you are keeping score: the stock is way up on Django, and way down on The Master. Another film to keep an eye on is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which also received the SAG Ensemble nom). Love from the guilds is always a telling sign that a film’s Oscar chances might be more than we are expecting. We’ll find out the winners for the 17th annual Art Directors Guild Awards  on February 2.

For Film:

Period Film

ANNA KARENINA
Production Designer:  Sarah Greenwood
ARGO
Production Designer:  Sharon Seymour
DJANGO UNCHAINED
Production Designer:  J. Michael Riva
LES MISÉRABLES 
Production Designer:  Eve Stewart
LINCOLN 
Production Designer:  Rick Carter

Fantasy Film

CLOUD ATLAS  
Production Designer:  Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup
LIFE OF PI 
Production Designer:  David Gropman
PROMETHEUS 
Production Designer:  Arthur Max
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 
Production Designers:  Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 
Production Designer:  Dan Hannah

Contemporary Film

FLIGHT  
Production Designer:  Nelson Coates
SKYFALL 
Production Designer:  Dennis Gassner
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Production Designer:  Alan MacDonald
THE IMPOSSIBLE 
Production Designer:  Eugenio Caballero
ZERO DARK THIRTY 
Production Designer:  Jeremy Hindle

And for Television:

One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Episode:  Resolution
Production Designer:Bill Groom
DOWNTON ABBEY Episode:  Christmas Special
Production Designer: Donal Woods
GAME OF THRONES Episode:  The Ghost of Harrenhal
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
HOMELAND Episode:  The Choice
Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer
NEWSROOM Episode:  We Just Decided To
Production Designer:Richard Hoover

Television Movie or Miniseries

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode: I Am Anne Frank, Part 2
Production Designer:  Mark Worthington
GAME CHANGE
Production Designer:  Michael Corenblith
HATFIELDS and MCCOYS
Episode:  Ep.#1.1-Night One, Ep.#1.2-Night Two, Ep.#1.3-Night Three
Production Designer:  Derek R. Hill
HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN
Production Designer:  Geoffrey Kirkland
MOCKINGBIRD LANE
Production Designer:  Michael Wylie

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

COMMUNITY Episode:  Pillows and Blankets
Production Designer:  Denise Pizzini
GIRLS Episode:  Pilot
Production Designer:  Judy Becker
MODERN FAMILY Episode:  Mystery Date
Production Designer:  Richard Berg
PARKS & RECREATION Episode:  Soda Tax
Production Designer:  Ian Phillips
THE NEW NORMAL Episode:  Sofa’s Choice
Production Designer:  Tony Fanning

Episode of a Multicamera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

2 BROKE GIRLS Episode:  And The Silent Partner
Production Designer:  Glenda Rovello
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 
Production Designer:  Bruce Rodgers
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Episode:  The Magicians Code Part 1
Production Designer:  Stephan Olson
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Episode:  Mick Jagger Host
Production Designer:  Keith Raywood
THE VOICE
Production Designer:  Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer:  John Myhre
GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT LIVE Episode:Countdown
Production Designer:  Matthew Russell
SUPER BOWL XLVIEpisode: Halftime Show Starring Madonna
Production Designer:  Bruce Rodgers
THE 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
Production Designer:  Steve Bass
THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, 40th ANNUAL
Production Designer:  Joe Stewart

Commercials and Music Videos

BUDWEISER Episode: The Return of the King
Production Designer:  Jason Hamilton
MACY’S Episode:  Dream
Production Designer:  Carlos A. Menendez
NIKE Episode:  Fast is Faster
Production Designer:  Tino Schaedler
NIKE+ Episode:  Game On World
Production Designer:  James Chinlund
X-BOX Episode:  Halo 4 Commissioning
Production Designer:  Christopher Glass