Skyfall, Anna Karenina and Life of Pi win at the Art Directors Guild awards


Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Life of Pi were winners at the Art Directors Guild awards on Saturday, a ceremony that celebrates production design in Hollywood.

Skyfall won in the category of contemporary film, staving off competition from Zero Dark Thirty and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Anna Karenina won for best period film design, beating Les Miserables and Lincoln, while Life of Pi won in the fantasy film category.

Game of Thrones, American Horror Story and Girls won best production design in television along with the 84th Annual Academy Awards, perhaps a hopeful nod to the forthcoming Oscars.

The 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Winners

Award for excellence in production design for a feature film:

Period Film – Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood

Fantasy Film– Life of Pi – David Gropman

Contemporary Film – Skyfall – Dennis Gassner

Award for excellence in production design for television:

One hour single camera TV series – Game of Thrones – Gemma Jackson

Television movie or mini-series – American horror story – Mark Worthington

Episode of a half hour single-camera television series – Girls – Judy Becker

Episode of a multi-camera variety/ unscripted series – Saturday Night Live – Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio

Awards/ Music/ Game Shows – 84th Annual Academy Awards – John Myhre

Award for excellence in production design for commercials and music videos:

Commercials and music videos – X-Box Halo 4 Commissioning – Christopher Glass