The Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced winners of its 15th Annual Excellence in 2010 Production Design Awards in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 650 persons, including guild members, industry executives, studio heads and press. ADG Chairman Thomas A. Walsh presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the second consecutive year. Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Patricia Norris for Lifetime Achievement and to Syd Dutton and Bill Taylor for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.
Presenters for this year’s awards included Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Maria Canals-Barrera (Wizards of Waverly Place and Larry Crowne), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Willie Garson (White Collar), Mariette Hartley, David Lynch (Director, Twin Peaks), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Ben Rappaport (Outsourced), Vik Sahay (“Chuck”), Robert Stromberg (Production Designer, Avatar), and Michael Weatherly (NCIS). During its ceremony tonight ADG inducted three additional legendary Production Designers into its Hall of Fame, bringing the roster to 33. The new inductees were Alexander Golitzen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié.
ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art Director and Assistant Art Director of each nominated and winning project.
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2010:
THE KING’S SPEECH
Production Designer: Eve Stewart
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas
Production Designer:Therese DePrez
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2010:
Single Camera Television Series
Episode: Public Relations
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Television Movie or Mini-Series
SECRETS IN THE WALL
Production Designer: Robb Wilson King
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: Betty White/Jay Z
N. Joseph DeTullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: David Rockwell
WINNER FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR
COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2010:
Commercial: Ice Fishing
Production Designer: Jesse B. Benson
Co-Producers for this year’s ADG Awards were Dawn Snyder and Tom Wilkins. Art Director Scott Enge designed the set using over 450,000 Swarovski crystals, in a multitude of different applications and styles. Sponsors for the 15th Annual ADG awards include: Set and Décor Sponsor Swarovski; Platinum Sponsors are International Creative Management, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros. Pictures; Gold Sponsors are Fox Searchlight, Fox Studio Production Services, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Universal Studios – Property, Drapery, Sign, Stage and Moulding Shops; and Silver Sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Designs, Dazian Fabrics, Home Box Office, Montana Artists Agency, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, WME – Devin Mann, Jasan Pagni, Stacey Karp, and Shari Shankewitz. Media sponsors are Below The Line, Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Tarin Wilson of plan A events was the event planner for this year’s ADG awards.