ADG Awards – A Night Of Fine Spectacles

Cannes Film Festival

Universal Pictures

Returning for her fourth stint as host of the Art Directors Guilds Awards, Paula Poundstone delighted the crowd by humorously pondering what many changes have occurred over the guilds 17 years of presenting awards that no one offered to describe to her during the show.

“Did the guild take a blood pack never to discuss the changes?” questioned Poundstone.

After observing that almost every art director she came in contact with had fantastic glasses and lamenting the fact that she couldn’t belong because she doesn’t wear glasses, the event was off and running. Keith Ian Raywood was the evenings first award winner, receiving the award for Episode of a Multi-Camera Variety or Unscripted Series for his work on Saturday Night Live, for the second year in a row. Poundstone approved of his glasses after Raywood left the stage. When Mark Worthington, winner of the TV Movie or Miniseries for his work on American Horror Story – Asylum came to pick up his award, he examined his small wire-rimmed glasses.

“I don’t feel like I should be a member of the Art Directors Guild now,” said Worthington.

Below is a complete list of the evening’s winners:

Excellence in Production Design for a Commercial or Music Video:
Christopher Glass, Production Designer – X-Box, “Halo 4”

Awards – Music – Game Shows
John Myhre, Production Deisgner – 84th Annual Academy Awards

Episode of a Multi-Camera Variety or Unscripted Series
Keith Ian Raywood – Saturday Night Live (“Mick Jagger Host”)

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Judy Becker, Production Designer – Girls (“Pilot”)

Television Movie or Mini Series
Mark Worthington, Production Designer – American Horror Story: Asylum (“I Am Anne Frank, Part 2”)

One Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Gemma Jackson, Production Designer – Game of Thrones (“The Ghost of Harrenhal”)


Contemporary Film
Dennis Gassner, Production Designer – “Skyfall”

Fantasy Film
David Gropman, Production Designer – “Life of Pi”

Period Film
Sarah Greenwood, Production Deisgner – “Anna Karenina”