'Dark Knight,' 'Button' also pick up prizes
The kudos continue to pile up for “Slumdog Millionaire” and the AMC skein “Mad Men,” which topped the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hills Hilton.“Slumdog” designer Mark Digby and his team were honored for production design on a contemporary film. “Mad Men” production designer Dan Bishop and his team were honored with the kudos for a single-camera skein. Other feature film winners included “The Dark Knight” for design on a fantasy feature and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” for production design on a period pic. Smallscreen winners included “Little Britain USA” for multicamera series, “Weeds” for half-hour single-camera series and “John Adams” for television movie or miniseries. The 80th Academy Awards were honored with the nod for design on an awards, variety, musical, special or nonfiction show. George Lucas was honored with the Contribution to Cinematic Imagery nod, presented to him by fellow helmer Ron Howard. Director Richard Benjamin presented production designer Paul Sylbert with lifetime achievement kudos.