Art Directors Guild Awards

'Anna Karenina', 'Life of Pi' and 'Skyfall' Win at the 2013 Art Directors Guild Awards

'Pi' and 'Anna' will take their battle to the Oscars next

2013 ADG WinnersMy current 2013 Oscar predictions for Best Production Design have Anna Karenina winning with Life of Pi the runner up and if the 2013 Art Directors Guild Award winners have anything to suggest about these predictions it would seem I'm on to something as both films were awarded in the Period and Fantasy categories respectively along with a win for Skyfall in the Contemporary category. Skyfall, however, is not up for an Oscar.

You can check out my predictions for the category here, and I have included the winners below in bold, red text along with the nominees in each category.

I also added all three winners to my Oscar Overture, which is slowly beginning to fill up. Next up are the VES Awards tomorrow, February 5.

Movies (Period Film)

  • Anna Karenina
    Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
  • Argo
    Production Designer: Sharon Seymour
  • Django Unchained
    Production Designer: J. Michael Riva
  • Les Miserables
    Production Designer: Eve Stewart
  • Lincoln
    Production Designer: Rick Carter

Movies (Fantasy Film)

  • Cloud Atlas
    Production Designer: Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup
  • Life of Pi
    Production Designer: David Gropman
  • Prometheus
    Production Designer: Arthur Max
  • The Dark Knight Rises
    Production Designer: Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Production Designer: Dan Hannah

Movies (Contemporary Film)

  • Flight
    Production Designer: Nelson Coates
  • Skyfall
    Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Production Designer: Alan MacDonald
  • The Impossible
    Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero
  • Zero Dark Thirty
    Production Designer: Jeremy Hindle
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  • Mykael

    My choices-
    Period - Django Unchained
    Fantasy - Cloud Atlas
    Contemporary - Zero Dark Thirty
    What would have been your choices in each category, monsieur?

  • Newbourne

    In no way was The Dark Knight Rises a fantasy film, it should have been contemporary.
    In my opinion, ZDT and Les Miserables should have won their categories. I'm not head over heels for these movies like other people are, but they did excel in Art Direction.

    That being said, I haven't seen Skyfall so I could very well be talking out of my ass.