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Art Directors Guild Nominations: from 'Anna Karenina' to 'Life of Pi' and Surging 'Skyfall'

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 3, 2013 at 11:24AM

The Art Directors Guild nominations in nine categories of production design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos include: period film nominees "Anna Karenina," "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," and "Lincoln," while the fantasy film category recognizes such diverse selections as "Life of Pi" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Contemporary entry "Skyfall" is also looking strong after Wednesday's PGA nominations. Will a Bond film actually land in he Best Picture race?
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Keira Knightley in "Anna Karenina"
Keira Knightley in "Anna Karenina"

The Art Directors Guild nominations in nine categories of production design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos include:  period film nominees "Anna Karenina," "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," and "Lincoln," while the fantasy film category recognizes such diverse selections as "Life of Pi" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Contemporary entry "Skyfall" is also looking strong after Wednesday's PGA nominations. Will a Bond film actually land in he Best Picture race?

Significant omissions, given 15 nomination slots, are period "The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom," which you'd think the art directors of all people would appreciate.

Full list below.

The ceremony announcing the winners will take place on February 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012:


Period Film:

 

ANNA KARENINA                                                  Production Designer:  Sarah Greenwood

ARGO                                                                   Production Designer:  Sharon Seymour

DJANGO UNCHAINED                                            Production Designer:  J. Michael Riva

LES MISÉRABLES                                                 Production Designer:  Eve Stewart

LINCOLN                                                               Production Designer:  Rick Carter


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, Kevin Kavanaugh

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY             Production Designer:  Dan Hannah


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

This article is related to: Awards, Anna Karenina, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Argo, Lincoln, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, Awards, Art Directors Guild


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.