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ADG names picks

Art directors choose films, TV shows for Feb. 24 awards

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The Art Directors Guild has tapped production designers for “The Cell,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Gladiator” and “The Patriot” as nominees for its feature film award in the period/fantasy category.

The guild also nominated the production designers for “Almost Famous,” “Billy Elliot,” “Chocolat,” “The Perfect Storm” and “Wonder Boys” in its contemporary category.

The noms are the first to be announced since the organization decided to create two categories for films. Org has also split its TV series honor into single-camera and multiple-camera categories.

Winners will be announced Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton at a ceremony hosted by George Segal.

Single-camera series nominations went to single episodes of “Boston Public,” “City of Angels,” “Judging Amy,” “Stark Trek: Voyager” and “The X-Files.” Multi-camera nods were received by “Bette,” “Daddio,” “Dag,” “Malcolm and Eddie” and “Nikki.”

The TV movie/mini category drew nominations for “American Tragedy,” “The Beach Boys: An American Family,” “Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble,” “For the Love of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story” and “The ’70s.”

In the variety/awards show category, nominations went to “The 49th Miss Universe Pageant,” “The 52nd Annual Emmy Awards,” “The 72nd Annual Academy Awards,” “Mad TV” and “Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans.”

And the nominees are…

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film, Period or Fantasy Films:
“The Cell” – Tom Foden, Production Designer
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” – Tim Yip, Production Designer
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – Michael Corenblith, Production Designer
“Gladiator” – Arthur Max, Production Designer
“The Patriot” – Kirk Petruccelli, Production Designer

Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film, Contemporary Films:
“Almost Famous” – Clay A. Griffith, Clayton R. Hartley, Art Directors
“Billy Elliot” – Maria Djurkovic, Production Designer
“Chocolat” – David Gropman, Production Designer
“The Perfect Storm” – William Sandell, Production Designer
“Wonder Boys” – Jeannine Oppewall, Production Designer

For Excellence in Production Design in Television, Episode of a Single Camera Television Series:
“Boston Public” – Episode 10/23/00 – Paul Eads, Production Designer
“City of Angels” – Pilot – Michael Baugh, Production Designer
“Judging Amy” – “Spoil the Child” – Michael Mayer, Production Designer
“Star Trek: Voyager” – “Critical Care” – Richard D. James, Production Designer
“The X-Files” – “Without” – Corey Kaplan, Production Designer

For Excellence in Production Design in Television, Episode of a Multi-Camera Television Series:
“Bette” – Pilot – Bernard Vyzga, Production Designer
“Daddio” – “Fense and Sensibility” – Jay Pelissier, Production Designer
“Dag” – “Return of Katherine Twigg” – Bernard Vyzga, Production Designer
“Malcolm and Eddie” – “Bullets Over Kansas City” – Jerry Dunn, Production Designer
“Nikki” – Pilot – John Shaffner, Production Designer

For Excellence in Production Design in Television, Television Movie or Mini-Series:
“American Tragedy” – Michael Baugh, Production Designer
“The Beach Boys, An American Family” – Stephen Hendrickson, Production Designer
“Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble” – Eric Fraser, Production Designer
“For the Love of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story” – Charles Bennett, Production Designer
“The 70’s” – John T. Walker, Production Designer

For Excellence in Production Design in Television, Variety or Awards Show, Music Special, or Documentary:
“The 49th Miss Universe Pageant” – Gerry Hariton & Vicki Baral, Production Designers
“52nd Annual Emmy Awards” – John Shaffner and Joe Stewart, Production Designers
“The 72nd Annual Academy Awards” – Bob Keene, Production Designer
“Mad TV” – Episode 610 – John Sabato, Production Designer
“Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans” – Richard Stiles, Production Designer

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