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Nominations Announced for 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW; Ceremony to Take Place February 2 at Beverly Hilton Hotel

(January 02, 2013)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair John Shaffner and Awards co-producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon. Deadline for final voting, which is done online, is January 31. The black-tie ceremony announcing winners will take place Saturday, February 2, 2013, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year.

Production Designer Herman Zimmerman will be the recipient of the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Hall of Fame inductees are Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward S. Stephenson. The Production Designers behind the JAMES BOND franchise, Sir Ken Adam, Allan Cameron, Dennis Gassner, and Peter Lamont will be honored for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

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

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012:

One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Episode: Resolution Production Designer: Bill Groom DOWNTON ABBEY Episode: Christmas Special Production Designer: Donal Woods GAME OF THRONES Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal Production Designer: Gemma Jackson HOMELAND Episode: The Choice Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer NEWSROOM Episode: We Just Decided To Production Designer: Richard Hoover

Television Movie or Mini-Series

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode: I Am Anne Frank, Production Designer: Mark Worthington Part 2 GAME CHANGE Production Designer: Michael Corenblith HATFIELDS and MCCOYS Episode: Ep.#1.1-Night One, Production Designer: Derek R. Hill Ep.#1.2-Night Two, Ep.#1.3- Night Three HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN Production Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland MOCKINGBIRD LANE Production Designer: Michael Wylie

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

COMMUNITY Episode: Pillows and Production Designer: Denise Pizzini Blankets GIRLS Episode: Pilot Production Designer: Judy Becker MODERN FAMILY Episode: Mistery Date Production Designer: Richard Berg PARKS & RECREATION Episode: Soda Tax Production Designer: Ian Phillips THE NEW NORMAL Episode: Sofa's Choice Production Designer: Tony Fanning

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

2 BROKE GIRLS Episode: And The Silent Production Designer: Glenda Rovello Partner DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Episode: The Magicians Code Production Designer: Stephan Olson Part 1 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Episode: Mick Jagger Host Production Designer: Keith Raywood THE VOICE Production Designer: Anton Goss James Pearse Connelly

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS Production Designer: John Myhre GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT LIVE Episode: Countdown Production Designer: Matthew Russell SUPER BOWL XLVI Episode: Halftime Show Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers Starring Madonna THE 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY Production Designer: Steve Bass AWARDS THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, Production Designer: Joe Stewart 40th ANNUAL

Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video

BUDWEISER Episode: The Return of the Production Designer: Jason Hamilton King MACY'S Episode: Dream Production Designer: Carlos A. Menendez NIKE Episode: Fast is Faster Production Designer: Tino Schaedler NIKE+ Episode: Game On World Production Designer: James Chinlund X-BOX Episode: Halo 4 Production Designer: Christopher Glass Commissioning

Sponsors for the 17th Annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsor is EON Productions & Danjaq LLC. The Gold sponsor is Fox Studios Production Services and the Silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, The Golden Oak Ranch, HBO, IATSE Local 33, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Shoot. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event planner for this year's ADG Awards.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org. Follow ADG on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADG800.

About the BMW Group:
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years.

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