Production designers honored

Trio to Art Directors Guild hall of fame

The Art Directors Guild will induct production designers Robert Boyle, William Darling and Alfred Junge into its hall of fame on Feb. 4.

All three will be honored posthumously at ADG’s 16th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Before passing away in 2010, Boyle received the guild’s lifetime achievement award in 1997. A decade later, in 2007, Boyle received an honorary Academy Award. He became Universal Studios’ art director in the 1940s and worked as production designer on Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” “The Birds” and “Marnie.”

Darling, who passed away in 1964, was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning for “Cavalcade,” “The Song of Bernadette” and “Anna and the King of Siam.” Darling was supervising art director at Twentieth Century Fox Studios.

Junge was nominated twice for an Academy Award and won in 1947 for “Black Narcissus.” Junge, who passed away in 1964, is credited with creating the supervising art director role in the British film industry. He worked with E.A. Dupont, Michael Powell and Emerick Pressburger throughout his career.

At the ceremony, which will also celebrate ADG’s 75th anniversary, nine more kudos will be presented, and production designer Tony Walton will receive the ADG’s lifetime achievement award.

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