‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Downsizing’ Look Good to the Art Directors Guild

Nominees for the ADG’s Excellence in Production Design Awards also include “The Shape of Water,” “Lady Bird,” “Dunkirk” and “Murder on the Orient Express”

Last Updated: January 4, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

“Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Post” and “The Shape of Water” have been nominated for the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, the ADG announced on Thursday.

Those five films were nominated in the ADG’s period-film category, which typically supplies most of the Oscar nominees for Best Production Design. In the fantasy-film category, the nominees were “Beauty and the Beast,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Wonder Woman.”

In the contemporary-film category, Art Directors Guild voters nominated “Downsizing,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Logan” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

“Cars 3,” “Coco,” Despicable Me 3,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Loving Vincent” were nominated in the animation category.

Television nominees included “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mr. Robot,” “Twin Peaks,” “Big Little Lies” and “American Horror Story.”

Over the last decade, 80 percent of the Oscar nominees for production design have first received Art Directors Guild nominations, including all 10 winners. The ADG’s period category has been the most reliable indicator of Oscar success, followed by the fantasy category — although last year’s Oscar winner for production design, “La La Land,” was nominated by the ADG in the contemporary category.

Winners will be announced at the 22nd annual ADG Awards on January 27 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

The nominees:

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM:

1. PERIOD FILM

DARKEST HOUR
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
DUNKIRK
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Production Designer: Jim Clay
THE POST
Production Designer: Rick Carter
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry

2. FANTASY FILM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Production Designer: James Chinlund
WONDER WOMAN
Production Designer: Aline Bonetto

3. CONTEMPORARY FILM

DOWNSIZING
Production Designer: Stefania Cella
GET OUT
Production Designer: Rusty Smith
LADY BIRD
Production Designer: Chris Jones
LOGAN
Production Designer: Francois Audouy
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg

4. ANIMATED FILM

CARS 3
Production Designers: William Cone, Jay Shuster
COCO
Production Designer: Harley Jessup
DESPICABLE ME 3
Art Director: Olivier Adam
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Production Designer: Grant Freckelton
LOVING VINCENT
Production Designer: Matthew Button

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR TELEVISION ARE:

5. ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: “The Bad Beginning: Part One,” “The Reptile Room: Part One,” “The Wide Window: Part One”
Production Designer: Bo Welch

THE CROWN: “A Company of Men,” “Beryl,” “Dear Mrs. Kennedy”
Production Designer: Martin Childs

GAME OF THRONES: “Dragonstone,” “The Queen`s Justice,” “Eastwatch”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

MINDHUNTER: “S1:E1,” “S1:E4,” “S1:E9”
Production Designer: Steve Arnold

STRANGER THINGS: “Chapter Six: The Spy,” “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer,” “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo

6. ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

AMERICAN GODS: “The Bone Orchard,” “The Secret of Spoons,” “Head Full of Snow”
Production Designer: Patti Podesta

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “Pilot, Offred,” “Birth Day,” “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum”
Production Designer: Julie Berghoff

THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “The Bridge”
Production Designer: Andrew Steran

MR. ROBOT: “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h,” “eps3.1_undo.gz,” “eps3.2_legacy.so”
Production Designer: Anastasia White

TWIN PEAKS: “Ep. 1: Part 1,” “Ep. 8: Part 8,” “Ep. 15: Part 15”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

7. TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT: “Election Night,” “Winter of Our Discontent”
Production Designer: Jeff Mossa

BIG LITTLE LIES: “Somebody`s Dead,” “Living the Dream,” “You Get What You Need”
Production Designer: John Paino

BLACK MIRROR: “USS Callister”
Production Designer: Joel Collins

FARGO: “The Narrow Escape Problem,” “The Law of Inevitability,” “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”
Production Designer: Elisabeth Williams

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN: “Pilot,” “And the Winner is…,” “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”
Production Designer: Judy Becker

8. HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

FUTURE MAN: “Pandora’s Mailbox,” “Beyond The Truffledome,” “A Date With Destiny”
Production Designer: Jessica Kender

GLOW: “Pilot,” “The Wrath of Kuntar,” “The Dusty Spur”
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted

MASTER OF NONE: “Le Nozze,” “Thanksgiving,” “Amarsi Un Po”
Production Designer: Amy Williams

SILICON VALLEY: “Hooli-Con,” “Server Error”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

VEEP: “Omaha”
Production Designer: Jim Gloster

9. MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

9JKL: “Pilot,” “Lovers Getaway,” “Set Visit”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Romance Recalibration,” “The Separation Agitation,” “The Explosion Implosion”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

THE RANCH: “My Best Friend,” “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” “Wrapped Up in You”
Production Designer: Johb Shaffner

SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Pilot,” “Crime Time,” “Arthur`s Day Off”
Production Designer: Stephan Olson

WILL & GRACE: “Eleven Years Later,” “A Gay Olde Christmas”
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello

10. SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

APPLE: “Bulbs”
Production Designer: James Chinlund

CHANEL: “Gabrielle”
Production Designer: Shane Valentino

KATY PERRY: “Bon Appétit”
Production Designer: Natalie Groce

NIKE: “Equality”
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: “Rivalry / PS4”
Production Designer: Jason Edmonds

11. VARIETY OR COMPETITION SERIES/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD: “Earth Is A Hot Mess”
Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: “74th Annual”
Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet

PORTLANDIA: “Portland Secedes,” “Ants,” “Fred`s Cell Phone Company”
Production Designer: Schuyler Telleen

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Aziz Ansari + Big Sean,” “Alec Baldwin + Ed Sheeran,” “Larry David + Miley Cyrus”
Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimira, N. Joseph DeTullio

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: “STARRING LADY GAGA”
Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

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