Art Directors Guild to fete Walton

Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented Feb. 4

The Art Directors Guild will present art director-set designer Tony Walton with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, to be held Feb. 4 at the BevHilton.

Walton began his career in 1957, and has designed for such films and Broadway and TV productions “Petulia,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Wiz,” which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominated for costume design and art direction. He was also nommed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the British Academy Film Awards for costume and set design for “Murder on the Orient Express” in 1975.

Previous recipients of ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards include production designers Ken, Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Henry Bumstead, Roy Christopher, Stuart Craig, Bill Creber, John Mansbridge, Terence Marsh, Harold Michelson, Jan Scott, Paul Sylbert and Dean Tavoularis.

Noms for the ADG Awards in nine categories will be announced Jan. 4.

Paula Poundstone returns as host for this year’s kudos, which also will celebrate the 75th anni of the guild on Feb. 4. Outstanding contribution to cinematic imagery and three honorary awards will also be presented.