‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite’ Among Winners at Art Directors Guild Awards

For the last five years in a row, one of the ADG winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Production Design

'Black Panther' stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan
'Black Panther' stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan

“The Favourite”, “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther” have been named the best-designed films of 2018 by the Art Directors Guild, which handed out its 23rd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.

“The Favourite” won in the Period Film category, “Black Panther” in the Fantasy Film category and “Crazy Rich Asians” in the Contemporary Film category. “Isle of Dogs” won in the Animated Film category, as the ADG picked a separate winner from the Annie Awards, which gave its art direction prize to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” the same night.

In the 22 years that the ADG has been handing out awards, one of its winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Production Design 15 times, including the last five years in a row. Most of the Oscar winners have come from the ADG’s period-film category.

“The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are nominated for the Best Production Design Oscar this year, along with “First Man,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Roma.” Hannah Beachler, who is nominated for “Black Panther,” is the first African-American woman to be nominated in the category.

Television winners included “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Alienist,” “GLOW,” “Sesame Street” and the Oscars.

The winners:


Period Film: “The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie
Fantasy Film: “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
Contemporary Film: “Crazy Rich Asians,” Nelson Coates
Animated Film: “Isle of Dogs,” Adam Stockhausen, Paul Harrod

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Simone,” “We’re Going to the Catskills!,” Bill Groom
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series: “The Handmaid’s Tale”: “June,” “Unwomen,” Mark White, Elisabeth Williams
Television Movie or Limited Series: “The Alienist”: “The Boy on the Bridge,” Mara LePere-Schloop
Half Hour Single-Camera Series: “GLOW”: “Viking Funeral,” “Perverts Are People, Too,” “Rosalie,” Todd Fjelsted
Multi-Camera Series: “Sesame Street”: “Book Worming,” “The Count’s Counting Error,” “Street Food,” David Gallo
Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial: Apple: “Welcome Home,” Christopher Glass
Variety, Reality or Event Special: “The Oscars”: “90th Academy Awards,” Derek McLane