Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Gravity," "Game of Thrones" Among 2014 Art Directors Guild Winners

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler (sponsor), on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  The winners were announced in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

According to an ADG press release, the 2014 ADG Awards ceremony (for the year in film and television 2013) took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award, which was presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, the stars of Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (currently nominated for five Academy Awards®).

Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award was presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion, and ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Production Designer Robert Stromberg participated in the presentation to Carter.

Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff, and J. Michael Riva were the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and winning project.

2014 / 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards (for the year in film and television 2013):  A complete list of winners follows:


Production Designer: Catherine Martin

Fantasy Film: GRAVITY
Production Designer: Andy Nicholson

Contemporary Film: HER
Production Designer: K.K. Barrett


One-Hour Single Camera Television Series: GAME OF THRONES
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson - Episode: Valar Dohaeris

Television Movie or Mini-Series: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Production Designer: Howard Cummings

Half-Hour Single Camera Television Series: VEEP
Production Designer: Jim Gloster - Episode: Helsinki

Short Format, Live Action Series: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME
Production Designer: Brian Kane - Episode: Pilot

Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series: PORTLANDIA
Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson - Episode: Missionaries

Awards, Music, or Game Shows: THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
Production Designer: Steve Bass

Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video: CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
Production Designer: Todd Cherniawsky - Episode: Epic Night Out


ADG Awards Sponsors: Presenting and Lifetime Achievement: KOHLER; Title Sponsor:Paramount Pictures; Platinum: LBI Entertainment, Steven Spielberg; Gold: Fox Studios Productions, ICM Partners, NBC/Universal Operations Group, United Talent Agency; Silver: Astek Wallcovering, The Bridgeman Art Library Ltd., Fox Searchlight, The Skouras Agency, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Walt Disney Pictures, The Weinstein Company, WME Agency; Media: The Hollywood Reporter, SHOOTMagazine/SHOOTonline, and Variety. ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are acceptable without restrictions.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers.

Established in 1937, ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions.

The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org.
Twitter: @ADG800, #ADGawards

About Kohler:
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

Kohler Website: http://www.us.kohler.com/us
Kohler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kohler
Kohler Twitter: @Kohler, #OnlyKohler


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