ADG honors ‘Anna Karenina,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Skyfall’

'Girls,' 'Game of Thrones,' and 'American Horror Story' top TV design

Anna Karenina,” “Life of Pi,” and “Skyfall” earned top honors from the Art Directors Guild at the 17th annual Excellence in Production Design Ceremony held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

Anna Karenina” and “Life of Pi” are also up for an Oscar for Best Production Design at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

Sarah Greenwood earned the trophy for best period film for “Anna Karenina,” David Gropman was recognized for fantasy film for “Life of Pi” and Dennis Gassner earned contemporary film honors for “Skyfall.”

In television, half-hour single-camera production designer Judy Becker won for “Girls,” and hourlong honors went to Gemma Jackson for “Game of Thrones.”

“American Horror Story’s” Mark Worthington earned TV movie/miniseries kudos.

Paula Poundstone, in black — no white top-hat this year — hosted the evening for the fourth time.

John Myhre won for the “81st Annual Academy Awards” in the awards, music or game shows category, and “Saturday Night Live” production designer Keith Raywood took home an award for best episode of a multicamera, variety or scripted series.

Honors for commercial, PSA and music video went to Christopher Glass for an X-box spot.

Production designer Hermann Zimmerman — best known for his spaceship other-worlds designs on the “Star Trek” franchise — received the guild’s lifetime achievement award. Colleagues accepted on his behalf.

ADG also inducted three production designers into its hall of fame: Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald and Edward S. Stephenson.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, ADG honored the four main production designers behind the Bond films — Ken Adam, Allan Cameron, Dennis Gassner and Peter Lamont — for outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery. Jane Seymour introed the presentation.

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