January 5, 2017

ADG Award Nominations Reveal 2016's Best in Production Design

These are the most visually pleasing movies and TV episodes of the year.

Production Design covers a lot of territory in the film landscape, and the nominees for this year's ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards truly run the gamut. From Beyonce's Lemonade to the deserts of Rogue One's Jeddah, 2016 saw a diverse and varied need for production designers. For that reason, this awards program is truly unique.

With categories like Best Period Film and Best Fantasy Film, The Art Directors Guild really break down the art by genre and form. This practice is entirely necessary in representing the achievements of a group of artists whose work is so rooted in genre itself. It's kind of a treat to see movies you wouldn't normally see throughout the awards season mayhem represented on this list. Sure, the usual contenders are still up there (see Manchester By The Sea, La La Land, etc.) but we also get the visually magnificent blockbusters Dr. Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

Game changing TV Shows like Westworld and Stranger Things also appear on the list. But you can be sure that the films represented here will be seeing nominations for design categories across the board when it comes time for Oscar.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

'Jackie' Credit: Fox Searchlight

PERIOD FILM

Cafe Society
Production Designer: Santo Loquasto

Fences
Production Designer: David Gropman

Hacksaw Ridge
Production Designer: Barry Robinson

Hail, Caesar!
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Jackie
Production Designer: Jean Rabasse

FANTASY FILM

Arrival
Production Designer: Patrice Vermette

Doctor Strange 
Production Designer: Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Production Designer: Stuart Craig

Passengers
Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Production Designer: Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont

'La La Land' Credit: Lionsgate

CONTEMPORARY FILM 

Hell or High Water
Production Designer: Tom Duffield

La La Land 
Production Designer: David Wasco

Lion 
Production Designer: Chris Kennedy

Manchester By the Sea
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

Nocturnal Animals
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood, The Broken Man, No One
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers, Holly, Jolly, The Upside Down
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo

The Crown: Wolferton Splash, Hyde Park Corner, Smoke and Mirrors
Production Designer: Martin Childs

The Man in the High Castle: The Tiger’s Cave, Land O’ Smiles, Fallout
Production Designer: Drew Boughton

Westworld: Pilot
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

Better Call Saul: Inflatable, Fifi, Klick
Production Designer: Tony Fanning

Bloodline: Part 16, Part 21
Production Designer: Tim Galvin

House of Cards: Chapter 41, Chapter 47, Chapter 48
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

Mr. Robot: Eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc, Eps2.4_m4ster-slave.aes, Eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z
Production Designer: Anastasia White

Preacher: See, South Will Rise Again, Finish The Song
Production Designer: Dave Blass

TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

American Horror Story: Roanoke: Chapter 4
Production Designer: Andrew Murdock

Black Mirror: Nosedive, Playtest, San Junipero
Production Designers: Joel Collins, James Foster, Nicholas Palmer

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Production Designer: Arwel W. Jones

The Night Of: Pilot
Production Designer: Patrizia Von Brandenstein

The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story: 100% Not Guilty, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, Manna From Heaven
Production Designer: Jeffrey Mossa

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

Mozart in the Jungle: Now I Will Sing
Production Designer: Tommaso Ortino

Silicon Valley: Two In The Box, Vachmanity Insanity, Daily Active Users
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

Transparent: If I Were A Bell
Production Designer: Cat Smith

The Last Man on Earth: Pitch Black, The Power of Power, Mama’s Hideaway
Production Designer: Bruce Robert Hill

Veep: Kissing Your Sister
Production Designer: Jim Gloster

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

2 Broke Girls: And The 80’s Movie, And The Godmama Drama, And The Two Openings: Part Two
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

Babby Daddy: Love & Carriage, Room-Mating, Stupid Cupid
Production Designer: Greg Grande

The Big Bang Theory: The Positive Negative Reaction, The Big Bear Precipitation, The Fermentation Bifurcation
Production Designer: John Shaffner

The Great Indoors: Pilot
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

The Ranch: Leavin’s Been Comin’ (For A Long, Long Time)
Production Designer: John Shaffner

'Lemonade' Credit: HBO

AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

Beyonce: Lemonade 
Production Design: Hannah Beachler

Grease Live! 
Production Design: David Korins

Hairspray Live!
Production Design: Derek McLane

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Production Design: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin

The Oscars
Production Design: Derek McLane

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

Adidas: Basketball Needs Creators
Production Design: Ruth De Jong

Beyonce: Lemonade – 6 Inch
Production Design: JC Molina

Beyonce: Lemonade – Denial
Production Design: Jason Hougaard

Beyonce: Lemonade – Hold Up
Production Design: Jason Hougaard

iPhone 7: Balloons
Production Design: Jason Chinlund

VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES 

American Grit: Ruck Up
Production Designer: Mercedes Younger

Portlandia: Weirdo Beach
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

Saturday Night Live: Larry David/The 1975, Peter Dinklage/Gwen Stefani, Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ellen’s Halloween Show
Production Designer: Karen Weber

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ep. 0417, Ep. 0461, Ep. 0493
Production Designers: Eugene Lee, Peter Baran

The Voice: The Blind Auditions, Part 3, The Battles Premiere, Part 2
Production Designers: Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly      

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