Monday, 1 February 2016

OSCAR CONTENDERS WIN ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS


Since Cinderella failed to pick up a richly deserved Oscar nomination for its stunning production design, my prediction that it'd win an ADG award faltered. Instead, voters chose films for their three awards which not only carried corresponding Oscar nods but which also carried Oscar Best Picture nods. In particular, The Revenant's success in the Period category confirms its status as one to watch in Oscar's tech categories, where it has otherwise appeared to mostly lag behind Mad Max: Fury Road. See for yourself both the Art Directors Guild nominations, and, below, their award winners.

Excellence in Production Design - Period
Jack Fisk (The Revenant)

Excellence in Production Design - Fantasy
Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Excellence in Production Design - Contemporary
Arthur Max (The Martian)