'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Birdman' top 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards

Posted by · 11:06 pm · January 31st, 2015

The Art Directors Guild handed out their 2015 awards and outside of a Marvel Studios win in the Fantasy Film category, there weren't many surprises.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” arguably the Oscar frontrunner, took home the Period Film honor. “Budapest's” studio stablemate “Birdman” won the Contemporary Film award and “Guardians of the Galaxy” beat out “Interstellar” and “Into the Woods” in the Fantasy Film category.  

Notable TV winners included “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” “Silicon Valley” and the 86th Academy Awards.

The night also featured Anne Hathaway presenting the Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Christopher Nolan and George Clooney handing Production Designer Jim Bissell (“E.T.,” “300,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.”) the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Presenters on hand included Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Margo Martindale (“The Americans”).

A complete list of all of this year's winners is as follows;


Period Film
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy Film
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
Production Designer: Charles Wood

Contemporary Film
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson


One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series
“Game of Thrones” – “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series
“True Detective” – “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void”    
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando

Television Movie or Mini-Series
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” – “Massacres and Matinees”
Production Designer: Mark Worthington

Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
“Silicon Valley” – “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”
Production Designer: Richard Toyon

Multi-Camera Television Series
“The Big Bang Theory” – “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion”
Production Designer: John Shaffner

Awards or Event Special
“86th Annual Academy Awards”
Production Designer: Derek McLane

Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial
Apple – “Perspective”
Production Designer: Sean Hargreaves

Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series
“Portlandia” – “Celery”
Production Designer: Tyler B. Robinson

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