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Art Directors Nominate ‘Avatar,’ ‘Basterds,’ ‘Hurt Locker’

With 15 feature film nominations in three categories, the Art Directors Guild spreads the wealth

"Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "Up in the Air," "District 9," "Inglourious Basterds" and "A Serious Man" are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s 14th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2009.

The ADG separates its feature film nominees into three categories — Period Film, Fantasy Film and Contemporary Film — making them less helpful as an Oscar precursor, but more inclusive of the art of production design.  

In the category of "Awards, Music or Game Shows," incidentally, the nominees included last year’s Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globes and CMT Music Awards.  The final nomination went not to the Academy Awards, but to a special Hawaii edition of "Wheel of Fortune."

The nominees:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2009:

Period Film

A SERIOUS MAN
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO

JULIE & JULIA
Production Designer: MARK RICKER

PUBLIC ENEMIES
Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY

SHERLOCK HOLMES
Production Designer: SARAH GREENWOOD

Fantasy Film

AVATAR
Production Designer: RICK CARTER, ROBERT STROMBERG

DISTRICT 9
Production Designer: PHILIP IVEY

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Production Designer:STUART CRAIG

STAR TREK
Production Designer: SCOTT CHAMBLISS

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Production Designer: K.K. BARRETT

Contemporary Film

ANGELS & DEMONS
Production Designer: ALLAN CAMERON

THE HANGOVER
Production Designer: BILL BRZESKI

THE HURT LOCKER
Production Designer: KARL JULIUSSON

THE LOVELY BONES
Production Designer: NAOMI SHOHAN

UP IN THE AIR
Production Designer: STEVE SAKLAD

 

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2009:

Single Camera Television Series

GLEE
Episode: PILOT
Production Designer: MARK HUTMAN

MAD MEN
Episode: SOUVENIR
Production Designer: DAN BISHOP

PUSHING DAISIES
Episode: KERPLUNK
Production Designer: MICHAEL WYLIE

TRUE BLOOD
Episode: NEVER LET ME GO
Production Designer: SUZUKI INGERSLEV

UGLY BETTY
Episode: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MODE
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

Television Movie or Mini-Series

BEN 10 ALIEN SWARM
Production Designer: YUDA ACCO

GREY GARDENS
Production Designer: KALINA IVANOV

THE PRISONER
Production Designer: MICHAEL PICKWOAD

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

30 ROCK
Episode: APOLLO, APOLLO 
Production Designer: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, TERESA MASTROPIERRO

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
Episode: EVICTED 
Production Designer: DAN BUTTS

MODERN FAMILY
Episode: COAL DIGGER 
Production Designer: RICHARD BERG

THE OFFICE
Episode:NIAGARA
Production Designer: MICHAEL GALLENBERG

WEEDS
Episode:DUCKS AND TIGERS 
Production Designer: JOSEPH P. LUCKY

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

THE BIG BANG THEORY
Episode: THE ADHESIVE DUCK DEFICIENCY 
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

THE JAY LENO SHOW
Episode: 51 
Production Designer: R. BRANDT DANIELS

HELL’S KITCHEN
Episode: 604 
Production Designer: JOHN JANAVS

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Episode: OLD KING CLANCY 
Production Designer: STEPHAN OLSON

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Episode: HOST – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Production Designer: EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, KEITH IAN RAYWOOD

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Production Designer: ANNE BRAHIC

51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Production Designer: BRIAN STONESTREET, STEVE BASS

61st ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS
Production Designer: STEVE BASS

66th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
Production Designer: BRIAN STONESTREET

WHEEL OF FORTUNE
EPISODE: ON LOCATION IN HAWAII
Production Designer: RENEE HOSS-JOHNSON

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009:

ABSOLUT ANTHEM
Commercial: IN AN ABSOLUT WORLD
Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND

HEWLETT PACKARD
Commercial:  IN THE AIR 
Production Designer: CHRISTOPHER GLASS

HOUSE OF IMAGINATION
Production Designer: MARTIN TINO SCHAEDLER

NINTENDO
Commercial: Wii 
Production Designer: FLOYD ALBEE

PUMA
Commercial: LIFT
Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND