The nominees were announced today for the Art Directors Guild's 14th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2009.  In order to recognize the worthy achievements in their field, the Art Director's break up their film nominees into three categories.  The only big surprise was the lack of a period nomination for "Nine."  The film may have gotten horrible reviews, but the production design wasn't one of the reasons why.  Another curious omission is the 81st Academy Awards which was nominated for an Emmy last year.  Is it possible production designer David Rockwell isn't in the guild or the show wasn't submitted?  In either event, congratulations to "Wheel of Fortune" for landing a nomination in its place.

Additionally, "Glee," "Mad Men" and "True Blood" were some of the popular shows recognized on the Television side.  Oh, and yes, that is a nod for the soon to be defunct "Jay Leno Show."

The complete rundown of nominees are listed below.


Period Film

"A Serious Man"
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR

"Inglourious Basterds"
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO

"Julie & Julia"
Production Designer: MARK RICKER

"Public Enemies"
Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY

"Sherlock Holmes"
Production Designer: SARAH GREENWOOD

Fantasy Film

"Avatar"
Production Designer: RICK CARTER, ROBERT STROMBERG

"District 9"
Production Designer: PHILIP IVEY

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price"
Production Designer:STUART CRAIG

"Star Trek"
Production Designer: SCOTT CHAMBLISS

"Where the Wild Thing Are"
Production Designer: K.K. BARRETT

Contemporary Film

"Angels & Demons"
Production Designer: ALLAN CAMERON

"The Hangover"
Production Designer: BILL BRZESKI

"The Hurt Locker"
Production Designer: KARL JULIUSSON

"The Lovely Bones"
Production Designer: NAOMI SHOHAN

"Up in the Air"
Production Designer: STEVE SAKLAD

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2009:

Single Camera Television Series

"Glee"
Episode: PILOT 
Production Designer: MARK HUTMAN

"Mad Men"
Episode: SOUVENIR 
Production Designer: DAN BISHOP

"Pushing Daisies"
Episode: KERPLUNK
Production Designer: MICHAEL WYLIE

"True Blood"
Episode: NEVER LET ME GO
Production Designer: SUZUKI INGERSLEV

"Ugly Betty"
Episode: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MODE 
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

Television Movie or Mini-Series

"Ben 10 Alien Swarm"
Production Designer: YUDA ACCO

"Grey Gardens"
Production Designer: KALINA IVANOV

"The Prisoner"
Production Designer: MICHAEL PICKWOAD

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

"30 Rock"
Episode: APOLLO, APOLLO â€¨Production Designer: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, TERESA MASTROPIERRO

"Flight of the Conchords"


Episode: EVICTEDʉ۬Production Designer: DAN BUTTS

"Modern Family"
Episode: COAL DIGGERʉ۬Production Designer: RICHARD BERG

"The Office"
Episode:NIAGARA
Production Designer: MICHAEL GALLENBERG

"Weeds"
Episode:DUCKS AND TIGERSʉ۬Production Designer: JOSEPH P. LUCKY

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

"The Big Bang Theory"
Episode: THE ADHESIVE DUCK DEFICIENCYʉ۬Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

"The Jay Leno Show"
Episode: 51ʉ۬Production Designer: R. BRANDT DANIELS

"Hell's Kitchen"
Episode: 604ʉ۬Production Designer: JOHN JANAVS

"How I Met Your Mother"
Episode: OLD KING CLANCY â€¨Production Designer: STEPHAN OLSON

"Saturday Night Live"
Episode: HOST - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE 
Production Designer: EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, KEITH IAN RAYWOOD

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

"2009 CMT Music Awards"
Production Designer: ANNE BRAHIC

"51st ANNUAL Grammy Awards"
Production Designer: BRIAN STONESTREET, STEVE BASS

"61st ANNUAL Emmy Awards"
Production Designer: STEVE BASS

"66th Golden Globe Awards"
Production Designer: BRIAN STONESTREET

"Wheel of Fortune"
EPISODE: ON LOCATION IN HAWAII 
Production Designer: RENEE HOSS-JOHNSON


NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009:


ABSOLUT ANTHEM
Commercial: IN AN ABSOLUT WORLD
Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND

HEWLETT PACKARD
Commercial:  IN THE AIR â€¨Production Designer: CHRISTOPHER GLASS

HOUSE OF IMAGINATION
Production Designer: MARTIN TINO SCHAEDLER

NINTENDO
Commercial: Wii â€¨Production Designer: FLOYD ALBEE

PUMA
Commercial: LIFT 
Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND