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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Win Art Directors Awards

TV winners included ”Game of Thrones,“ ”True Detective“ and ”The Big Bang Theory“


“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” were the big feature-film winners at the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, which took place on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“Guardians” won for Fantasy Film and “Grand Budapest” for Period Film, the two ADG categories from which Oscar winners are generally taken. “Birdman” won in the Contemporary Film category.

Of the three winners, “Grand Budapest” is the only one nominated for the Production Design Oscar this year. “Guardians” beat two Oscar nominees in its category, “Interstellar” and “Into the Woods.”

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In the television categories, winners included “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Portlandia” and the 86th Academy Awards.

Director Christopher Nolan was given the Cinematic Imagery Award, while Lifetime Achievement Awards went to designers and artists Jim Bissell, Camille Abbott, John P. Bruce and Will Ferrell.

Presenters included George Clooney, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tony Hale and Margo Martindale.

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The winners:

Fantasy Film: Charles Wood, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Period Film: Adam Stockhausen, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Contemporary Film: Kevin Thompson, “Birdman”

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series: Deborah Riley, “Game of Thrones” – “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series: Alex DiGerlando,  “True Detective” – “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void.”
Television Movie or Mini-Series: Mark Worthington, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – “Massacres and Matinees”
Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series: Richard Toyon, “Silicon Valley” – “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”
Awards or Event Special: Derek McLane, “86th Annual Academy Awards”
Multi-Camera Television Series: John Shaffner, “The Big Bang Theory” – “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion”
Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series: Tyler B. Robinson, “Portlandia” – “Celery”
Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial: Sean Hargreaves, Apple commercial – “Perspective”