Nolan will be presented the award at the organization’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 31.
The award is given to those whose body of work has “richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience.” Previous recipients include Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Blake Edwards.
“Christopher Nolan’s body of work reflects a clear appreciation for the contribution Production Design brings to the stories he brings to life,” said ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.
“His creative legacy is quite remarkable and it demonstrates a great love and respect for our visual medium. The teams of designers and craftspeople that he continues to bring together as a vital part of his filmmaking family are always of the highest caliber, and their work is among the most celebrated, unique and creative in our craft. Christopher Nolan’s films remind us over and over again why we love to go to the movies.”
Nolan’s credits inclide “Memento”; the Dark Knight trilogy: ”Batman Begins,” ” The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”; “Inception”; ”The Prestige” and “Insomnia.” His films have won six Oscars.