Monday, 5 January 2015


The lineup for the 2014 Art Directors Guild awards has been revealed, with the nominations dominated by Oscar heavyweights - all fifteen of the nominated films have legitimate shots at Oscar nods next week. The guild is, this year, celebrating the work of relative newcomers to the awards scene, with recognition for production designers such as Charisse Cardenas and John Paul Kelly alongside talented veterans such as Dennis Gassner and Jess Gonchor. Winners will be announced on the 31st of January. Full details of all the nominees below:

Excellence in Production Design – Period Film
David Crank (Inherent Vice)
Maria Djurkovic (The Imitation Game)
Jon Hutman (Unbroken)
John Paul Kelly (The Theory of Everything)
Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Excellence in Production Design – Fantasy Film
James Chinlund (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
Nathan Crowley (Interstellar)
Dennis Gassner (Into the Woods)
Peter Wenham (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Charles Wood (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Excellence in Production Design – Contemporary Film
Donald Graham Burt (Gone Girl)
Charisse Cardenas and James J. Murakami (American Sniper)
Jess Gonchor (Foxcatcher)
Kevin Kavanaugh (Nightcrawler)
Kevin Thompson (Birdman)