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.
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2007:
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
THE GOLDEN COMPASS
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2007:
Single Camera Television Series
Episode 9 “Shoot”
Multi-Camera Television Series
Episode 1221 “Mad TV”
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Awards Show, Variety, Music, or Non- Fiction Program
HELL’S KITCHEN – Episode 301
John R. Janavs
EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS FOR 2007
Title: “Space Station”