‘The Martian’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Top Art Directors Guild Awards Winners

     February 1, 2016

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With the Oscars ceremony now less than a month away, the Art Directors Guild recently held its own awards ceremony honoring the very best in production design from 2015. The big winners in the film categories were The Revenant, The Martian, and Mad Max: Fury Road for Period Film, Contemporary Film, and Fantasy Film, respectively. All three films are Oscar nominated for Best Production Design, meaning their honors here only make the race that much tighter between the trio. Although I will say it’s great to see Colin Gibson’s incredible work on Mad Max: Fury Road recognized by the Art Directors Guild. Too often production design of this nature is overlooked, and Gibson did an incredible job of making the wasteland feel real and tangible in George Miller’s fever dream.

On the television side, Game of Thrones unsurprisingly won the award for One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series, while Netflix’s House of Cards took home the trophy for Contemporary. Take a look at the full list of winners below.


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PERIOD FILM

THE REVENANT
Production Designer: JACK FISK

FANTASY FILM

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Production Designer: COLIN GIBSON

CONTEMPORARY FILM 

THE MARTIAN
Production Designer: ARTHUR MAX

20th ANNUAL ADG WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION:


ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

GAME OF THRONES: “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” “Hardhome”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY

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ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

HOUSE OF CARDS: “Chapter 29,” “Chapter 36”
Production Designer: STEVE ARNOLD


TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL: “Checking In”
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

HALF HOUR SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES

THE MUPPETS: “The Ex-Factor,” “Pig’s in a Blanket”
Production Designer: DENISE PIZZINI

MULTI-CAMERA SERIES

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Skywalker Incursion,” “The Mystery Date Observation,” “The Platonic Permutation”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

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AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL

THE OSCARS: 2015 
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

SHORT FORMAT: WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL

APPLE MUSIC: “The History of Sound”
Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR


VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES

KEY & PEELE: “Ya’ll Ready For This?” “The End”
Production Designer: GARY KORDAN

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