Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) has announced the nominees for its 23rd annual awards, celebrating excellence in production design for feature films (including animated movies) and television. The 2019 ADG Awards gala will be held February 2 at the Intercontinental in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Animated Film category is a five-entry race of titles which have become familiar on nomination lists this season: Illumination’s The Grinch, Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Fox Searchlight’s Isle of Dogs, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Some of the year’s most high-profile VFX projects are also well represented, especially in the Fantasy Film category: Marvel’s Black Panther, Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Universal’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and WB’s Ready Player One.

A select list of 2019 nominees follows. Learn more and see all nominees at

Animated Film
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Colin Stimpson)
Incredibles 2 (Ralph Eggleston)
Isle of Dogs (Adam Stockhausen, Paul Harrod)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (Cory Loftis)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Justin K. Thompson)

Fantasy Film
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Stuart Craig)
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (Jon Hutman)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre)
Ready Player One (Adam Stockhausen)

Period Film
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Jess Gonchor)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Aaron Haye)
The Favourite (Fiona Crombie)
First Man (Nathan Crowley)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero)

Contemporary Film
A Quiet Place (Jeffrey Beecroft)
A Star Is Born (Karen Murphy)
Crazy Rich Asians (Nelson Coates)
Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Peter Wenham)
Welcome to Marwen (Stefan Dechant)

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
A Series of Unfortunate Events – “The Ersatz Elevator: Part One” (Bo Welch)
The Haunting of Hill House – “The Bent-Neck Lady” (Patricio M. Farrell)
The Man in the High Castle – “Now More Than Ever, We Care About You,” “History Ends,” “Jahr Null” (Drew Broughton)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Simone,” “We’re Going to the Catskills!” (Bill Groom)
Westworld – “Akane No Mai” (Howard Cummings)

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
Better Call Saul – “Piñata,” “Coushatta” (Judy Rhee)
Castle Rock – “The Box” (Steve Arnold)
The Handmaid’s Tale – “June,” “Unwomen” (Mark White, Elisabeth Williams)
House of Cards – “Episode 627: Chapter 72″ (Julie Walker)
Ozark – “Once a Langmore…,” “The Gold Coast” (Derek R. Hill)

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial
Apple – “Welcome Home” (Christopher Glass)
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” (Ethan Tobman)
Kendrick Lamar – “All the Stars” (Ethan Tobman)
Nespresso – “Quest” (Michael Gaw)
Rolex – “2018 Academy Awards” (Shane Valentino, Craig Pavilionis)
A Tribe Called Quest – “The Space Program” (Kay Boydell)

The Handmaid's Tale "June"
The Handmaid’s Tale “June”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
Incredibles 2
Incredibles 2



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