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Art Directors Guild Announces Nominations for 2008 Film, TV and Commercial/Music Video Awards; Ceremony to Take Place Feb. 14

(January 09, 2009)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/09 -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in eight categories of Production Design for motion pictures, television and commercials competing in ADG's 13th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2008. Announcement of nominations was made today by ADG Council President Tom Walsh and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Deadline for final voting by members of ADG is February 12. Black-tie ceremonies announcing winners will take place Saturday, February 14, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

As previously announced, Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston (from AMC's "Breaking Bad") will host the gala. ADG's Outstanding Contributions to Cinematic Imagery Award will go this year to director-producer George Lucas. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will present Lucas with the award. The Lifetime Achievement honor goes to Academy Award winning Production Designer Paul Sylbert. In addition, ADG will induct the following legendary Production Designers from the past into its Hall of Fame: Ted Haworth, Mac Johnson, Romain Johnston, John Meehan and Harold Michelson. During the awards ceremony, ADG will reveal through a visual presentation "The Magnificent 100" -- its selection of the 100 feature films that they consider to display the best production design in theatrical films from 1898 through 2000.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2008: Period Film ----------- CHANGELING PD: James J. Murakami THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON PD: Donald Graham Burt DOUBT PD: David Gropman FROST/NIXON PD: Michael Corenblith MILK PD: Bill Groom Fantasy Film ------------ THE DARK KNIGHT PD: Nathan Crowley INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL PD: Guy Hendrix Dyas IRON MAN PD: J. Michael Riva THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES PD: James Bissell WALL E PD: Ralph Eggleston Contemporary Film ----------------- BURN AFTER READING PD: Jess Gonchor GRAN TORINO PD: James J. Murakami QUANTUM OF SOLACE PD: Dennis Gassner SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE PD: Mark Digby THE WRESTLER PD: Timothy Grimes NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2008: Single Camera Television Series ------------------------------- Mad Men Episode 211 - The Jet Set PD: Dan Bishop Pushing Daisies Episode 201/ 3T7053 - Bzzzzzz PD: Michael Wylie True Blood Episode 7 - Burning House of Love PD: Suzuki Ingerslev Tudors Episode 210 PD: Tom Conroy Ugly Betty EPISODE 309 - WHEN BETTY MET YETI PD: Mark Worthington Multi-Camera Television Series ------------------------------ The Big Bang Theory Episode 3T6615 - The Peanut Reaction PD: John Shaffner How I Met Your Mother Episode 320 - Miracles PD: Stephan Olson Little Britain U.S.A. Episode 4 PD: Greg Grande & Michael Wylie Rules of Engagement Rule 215 - Pimp My Ride PD: Bernard Vyzga Two & A Half Men Episode 3T7405 - A Jock Strap in Hell PD: John Shaffner Television Movie or Mini-Series ------------------------------- Andromeda Strain PD: Jerry Wanek John Adams PD: Gemma Jackson Librarian 3 PD: Robb Wilson King Lone Rider PD: Yuda Acco Recount PD: Patti Podesta Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series ------------------------------------------------------ 30 Rock Episode 301 - Do-Over PD: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD & TERESA MASTROPIERRO In Treatment Episode 3 - Sophie Week One PD: Suzuki Ingerslev My Name is Earl Episode 3 A L J 0 7 - Bad Earl PD: Randy Ser The Office Episode 5001/5002 - Weight Loss PD: Michael G. Gallenberg Weeds Episode 4006 - Excellent Treasures PD: Joseph P. Lucky Awards Show, Variety, Music, or Non-Fiction Program --------------------------------------------------- 2008 Emmys PD: John Shaffner & Joe Stewart 80th Annual Academy Awards PD: Roy Christopher MTV Video Music Awards 2008 Hollywood PD: Keith Ian Raywood & Scott Storey Saturday Night Live Episode 1536 - Josh Brolin/ Adele PD: Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura & Keith Ian Raywood Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Episode 3 PD: Dan Butts NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR COMMERCIALS, PSA, PROMO, MUSIC VIDEOS FOR 2008 CAPITAL ONE COMMERCIAL Santa PD: Jeremy Reed CAPITAL ONE COMMERCIAL Squid PD: Jan Roelfs CHEVY COMMERCIAL PD: Sean Hargreaves FARMERS INSURANCE COMMERCIAL Drowned Circus PD: Chris Gorak VICTORIA'S SECRET COMMERCIAL PD: Jeffrey Beecroft Holiday

Sponsors of this year's ADG Awards include Walt Disney Studios, Below The Line, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Studios Production Services, Local 44 Affiliated Property Craftspersons, Local 729 Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign Writers, Senovva, Skouras Agency, Universal Studios Operations Group and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Tarin Wilson of plan A Events will produce this year's awards ceremony for ADG.

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