"Anna Karenina," "Life of Pi" and "Skyfall" Win at 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW

Sun Feb 3, 2013 1:50am EST

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  BEVERLY HILLS, CA, Feb 03 (Marketwire) -- 
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 17th
Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW in nine
categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during
black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton
Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more
than 700, including guild members, industry executives, and press. ADG
Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with Paula
Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year. Due to an
illness, Production Designer Herman Zimmerman was an absentee recipient
of the Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by BMW. Hall of Fame
inductees were Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward Stephenson.
The Production Designers behind the JAMES BOND franchise, including Sir
Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner were honored for
Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. The 17th Annual Excellence
in Production Design Awards were produced by Greg Grande and Raf Lydon. 

    Presenters for this year's awards included Levar Burton (Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine, Reading Rainbow), Joelle Carter (Justified), Francesca
Eastwood (Big Morning Buzz Live, Miss Golden Globe(R) - 2013), Walton
Goggins (Lincoln, Django Unchained, Justified), Dennis Haysbert
(Allstate(R) Commercials, 24), Georgia King (The New Normal), Jonathan C.
McGinley (Scrubs, the upcoming 42), Jane Seymour (To Live and Let Die,
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Smallville), Julie White (Lincoln,
Transformers), and Alfre Woodard (True Blood, Memphis Beat).

    ADG awards recognition always goes to the Production Designer, Art
Director, Assistant Art Director and their team for each nominated and
winning project.

    WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012:

    Period Film

    ANNA KARENINA 
 Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

    Fantasy Film

    LIFE OF PI 
 Production Designer: David Gropman

    Contemporary Film

    SKYFALL 
 Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

    NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012:

    One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

    GAME OF THRONES, Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal 
 Production Designer:
Gemma Jackson 

    Television Movie or Mini-Series

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Episode: I Am Anne Frank, Part 2 

Production Designer: Mark Worthington

    Episode of a Half-Hour Single Camera Television Series

    GIRLS, Episode: Pilot 
 Production Designer: Judy Becker

    Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Episode: Mick Jagger Host 
 Production Designers: 

Keith Raywood
 Eugene Lee
 Akira Yoshimura
 N. Joseph DeTullio

    Awards, Music, or Game Shows

    84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS 
 Production Designer: John Myhre

    Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video

    X-BOX, Episode: Halo 4 Commissioning 
 Production Designer: Christopher
Glass

    Sponsors for the 17th Annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and
Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsors are EON
Productions & Danjaq LLC, and DreamWorks Pictures. The Gold sponsors are
20th Century Fox & Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Fox Studios Production
Services. Silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, FX Network, The
Golden Oak Ranch, HBO, IATSE Local 33, J.C. Backings Corporation, Montana
Artists Agency, Inc., Paramount Pictures, United Talent Agency, Warner
Bros. Studio Facilities, and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood
Reporter, SHOOT, and Variety. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event
planner for this year's ADG Awards. 

    ADG Awards are open only to productions, when made within the U.S., by
producers signatory to the IATSE agreement. Foreign entries are
acceptable without restrictions.

    About the Art Directors Guild:
 The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800)
represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States,
Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as
Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic,
Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set
Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities
include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology
community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory;
a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive
technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art
exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at
www.adg.org. Follow ADG on Twitter: @ADG800 (www.twitter.com/ADG800) 

    About the BMW Group:
 The BMW Group is one of the most successful
manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW,
MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company,
the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14
countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

    In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than 113,000
motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011
was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31
December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000
employees.

    The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking
and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological
and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive
product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as
an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW
Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability
Indexes for the last eight years. 

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