Star Wars, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Gotham Nominated for Art Directors Guild Award


It's awards season, and every guild gets in on the game. The Art Directors Guild has some tough decisions to make this year, as they evaluate production design in feature films and TV series from 2015.

Genre is well-represented, with horror, sci-fi, or fantasy films being nominated in all three movie categories. Under "Period Film," Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak designed by Thomas E. Sanders goes up against movies like The Revenant and Bridge of Spies.

In "Contemporary Film," Ex Machina (Mark Digby), The Martian (Arthur Max), and Spectre (Dennis Gassner) all received nominations. Joy and Sicario rounded out the category.

Finally, there's an actual "Fantasy Film" category meant to specifically cover the more fanciful films. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Rick Carter, Darren Gilford), Jurassic World (Edward Verreaux), Mad Max: Fury Road (Colin Gibson), and Disney's Tomorrowland (Scott Chambliss) and Cinderella (Dante Ferretti) were all nominated.

No comic book movies were nominated in any categories this year.

In television, genre was less frequently recognized. Game of Thrones and Gotham were nominated in the "One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series" category (extremely specific, no?). American Horror Story: Hotel was under "TV Movie or Limited Series." The Muppets and Big Bang Theory got noms in their categories, as well.

Finally, the Duracell Star Wars themed commercial "Battle for Christmas Morning" designed by Tom Meyer got a nomination in the "Short Format" group.