Art Directors honored in Los Angeles

Western dramas “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” were the big winners at Saturday’s 12th annual Art Directors Guild Awards, nabbing honors in the period and contemporary feature categories, respectively, while slick 1950s-era skein “Mad Men” pulled ahead in the single camera TV field.

“The Golden Compass” won the guild’s third film award, for production design in a fantasy feature.

Other TV winners included “Mad TV” in the multicamera series category and “PU 239″ in the TV movie/mini-series category. Among variety or non-fiction offerings, past nominee “Hell’s Kitchen” fried the kudocast-heavy competition.

Production designer Jeremy Reed won his second honor from the guild in three years for his Budweiser commercial “Space Station.”

Honorees were stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen with an outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery award and multiple Oscar winner Stuart Craig (“Gandhi”), this year’s lifetime achievement winner.

“For Your Consideration” thesp Harry Shearer emceed the ceremony, which followed a dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

WINNERS:

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2007:

Period Film

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

Jack Fisk

Fantasy Film

THE GOLDEN COMPASS

Dennis Gassner

Contemporary Film

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Jess Gonchor

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2007:

Single Camera Television Series

MAD MEN

Dan Bishop

Episode 9 “Shoot”

Multi-Camera Television Series

MAD TV

John Sabato

Episode 1221 “Mad TV”

Television Movie or Mini-Series

PU-239

Tom Meyer

Awards Show, Variety, Music, or Non- Fiction Program

HELL’S KITCHEN – Episode 301

John R. Janavs

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS FOR 2007

BUDWEISER

Jeremy Reed

Title: “Space Station”

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