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.
"A Serious Man"
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO
"Julie & Julia"
Production Designer: MARK RICKER
Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY
Production Designer: SARAH GREENWOOD
Production Designer: RICK CARTER, ROBERT STROMBERG
Production Designer: PHILIP IVEY
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price"
Production Designer:STUART CRAIG
Production Designer: SCOTT CHAMBLISS
"Where the Wild Thing Are"
Production Designer: K.K. BARRETT
"Angels & Demons"
Production Designer: ALLAN CAMERON
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
Episode: PILOT â€¨Production Designer: MARK HUTMAN
Episode: SOUVENIR â€¨Production Designer: DAN BISHOP
Episode: KERPLUNKâ€¨Production Designer: MICHAEL WYLIE
Episode: NEVER LET ME GOâ€¨Production Designer: SUZUKI INGERSLEV
Episode: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MODE â€¨Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON
Television Movie or Mini-Series
"Ben 10 Alien Swarm"
Production Designer: YUDA ACCO
Production Designer: KALINA IVANOV
Production Designer: MICHAEL PICKWOAD
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Episode: APOLLO, APOLLO â€¨Production Designer: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, TERESA MASTROPIERRO
"Flight of the Conchords"
Episode: EVICTED â€¨Production Designer: DAN BUTTS
Episode: COAL DIGGER â€¨Production Designer: RICHARD BERG
Episode:NIAGARAâ€¨Production Designer: MICHAEL GALLENBERG
Episode:DUCKS AND TIGERS â€¨Production Designer: JOSEPH P. LUCKY
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
Episode: THE ADHESIVE DUCK DEFICIENCY â€¨Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER
"The Jay Leno Show"
Episode: 51 â€¨Production Designer: R. BRANDT DANIELS
Episode: 604 â€¨Production Designer: JOHN JANAVS
"How I Met Your Mother"
Episode: OLD KING CLANCY â€¨Production Designer: STEPHAN OLSON
"Saturday Night Live"
Episode: HOST - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE â€¨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 â€¨Production Designer: RENEE HOSS-JOHNSON
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2009:
Commercial: IN AN ABSOLUT WORLDâ€¨Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND
Commercial: IN THE AIR â€¨Production Designer: CHRISTOPHER GLASS
HOUSE OF IMAGINATION
Production Designer: MARTIN TINO SCHAEDLER
Commercial: Wii â€¨Production Designer: FLOYD ALBEE
Commercial: LIFT â€¨Production Designer: JAMES CHINLUND