Academy favorite nommed for 'Inferno,' 'Poseidon'

HOLLYWOOD — The Art Directors Guild has tapped three-time Oscar nominee William J. Creber to receive its lifetime achievement award.

Kudos will be presented at the ninth annual Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony Feb. 12 at the BevHilton.

Creber received Academy Award nominations for “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno.” Other credits include “Planet of the Apes,” “Justine,” “Without Limits,” “Spy Hard,” “Islands in the Stream,” “Flight of the Navigator,” “The Detective” and “Street Fighter.”

His TV credits include “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” “Lost in Space,” “The Time Tunnel” and “The Last Brickmaker in America,” which won the ADG Award in 2001 for a TV movie or miniseries.

Creber was awarded the Hollywood Film Festival’s outstanding achievement in production design award in 2002.  He is a member of the art directors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the DGA and the council of the ADG.

Previous recipients of the award are Roy Christopher, Albert Brenner, Ken Adam, Jan Scott, Richard Sylbert, Harold Michelson, Henry Bumstead and Robert Boyle.

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