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Chicago – One of the most reliable scenarios in the horror movie playbook is the satanic possession of a human character. “Antichrist” is about a woman who isn’t possessed, but is nevertheless absolutely convinced that she is an instrument of the devil. This is a much scarier premise, since the greatest horrors externalized in the film are spawned entirely from the woman’s unstable psyche, deranged by guilt.
It’s a sad day in film criticism when a daring and exhilarating work of art like Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” is widely labeled as a “joke” directed by a “fraud.” Say what you will about von Trier, but he is nothing if not sincere. Using this latest effort as a catalyst to free him from paralyzing depression, von Trier delved into his own lifelong struggles with anxiety, exorcising his psychological demons onscreen. While the film is certainly not devoid of von Trier’s irony-laced humor, »
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The Art Directors Guild (Adg) honored ‘The Hurt Locker,’ ‘Avatar’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ at its 14th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on February 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Karl Juliusson won for best contemporary film for ‘The Hurt Locker,’ Rick Carter won for best fantasy film for ‘Avatar’ and Sarah Greenwood won for best period film for ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ Production designers were also honored for the categories of television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony. Among the winners for television were Dan Bishop for the single-camera series category for the ‘Souvenir’ episode of ‘Mad Men;’ Kalina Ivanoy won for ‘Grey Gardens’ in [...] »
The Art Directors Guild (Adg) gathered for the 14th Annual 'Excellence in 2009 Production Design Awards' February 13, @ the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Established in 1937, The Art Directors Guild (Iatse Local 800) represents 2,000 members from the Us, Canada and internationally, as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors, Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Set Designers and Model Makers.
Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Terence Marsh for 'Lifetime Achievement', to Warren Beatty for 'Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery' and to Production Designer Michael Baugh for 'Creative Leadership'.
Presenters included Kevin Alejandro ("Southland"); director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"); Jim Bissell (Governor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences); Albert Brenner (Production Designer); Rick Carter (Production Designer); Richard Chamberlain ("Shogun »
- Michael Stevens
14 February 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
"Avatar," "The Hurt Locker" and "Sherlock Holmes" were the feature winner's at the Art Directors Guild's 14th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, where they topped the categories for fantasy, contemporary and period film, respectively.
ADG Awards recognition goes to the production designer, art director and assistant art director of each nominated and winning project.
Winners "Avatar" and "Sherlock Holmes" are both nominated for Oscars in art direction. At the Academy Awards, that category is rounded out by "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," "Nine" and "The Young Victoria."
Held Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton, the ADG Awards attracted an estimated 700 guests, including "Avatar" director James Cameron and "Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow, who was also a presenter.
- By Carolyn Giardina
From film, to TV, to commercials and music videos, here's the complete list of winners:
Winners For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2009
*** Period Film
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
*** Fantasy Film
*** Contemporary Film
Production Designer: Karl Juliusson
Winners For Excellence In Production Design For Television In 2009
*** Episode of a One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
Mad Men "Souvenir"
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
*** Television Movie or Mini-Series
Production Designer: Kalina Ivanov
*** Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
Weeds "Ducks and Tigers"
Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky
*** Episode of a Multi-Camera Variety or Unscripted Series
Hell's Kitchen "Episode 6004"
Production Designer: John Janavs
*** Awards, Music »
Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang in Avatar (top); Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (middle); Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes (bottom) Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Sherlock Holmes were the motion picture winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards announced Saturday (Feb. 13) night at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 700 guests, including guild members, industry executives, studio heads and the media. Adg Chairman Thomas A. Walsh presided over the awards ceremony with Paula Poundstone serving as host. The individual winners in the motion picture categories were Karl Juliusson for The Hurt Locker (contemporary film), Rick Carter and Robert [...] »
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The 14th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, hosted by Paula Poundstone, will be presented Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, celebrating accomplishments of Production Designers and Art Directors, recognized in eight categories of Feature Films, Television, Commercials and Music Videos.
This year's feature film nominees include best Period film contenders, “A Serious Man,” Jess Gonchor, “Inglourious Basterds,” David Wasco, “Julie & Julia,” Mark Ricker, “Public Enemies,” Nathan Crowley and “Sherlock Holmes,” Sarah Greenwood.
For best Fantasy film, nominees are “Avatar,” Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, “District 9,” Philip Ivey, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Stuart Craig, “Star Trek,” Scott Chambliss and “Where the Wild Things Are”, K.K. Barrett.
For best Contemporary film, nominees are “Angels & Demons,” Allan Cameron,
Established in 1937, Adg represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the Us, »
- Michael Stevens
Obvious picks were Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, And Avatar. Once again, no love for Nine, but I was pleased to see an embrace from this guild for The Lovely Bones. Now that Art Directors, Producers, Directors, and Screen Actors guilds have announced their nominees, the only other “countries” to be heard from are the Writers Guild and American Cinema Editors. We’ll hear from the WGA on Monday and the Ace on Tuesday.
From THR by way of Awards Daily, here are the nominations announced earlier on Friday by the Art Directors Guild. The Adg will hold its 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Feature Film Nominees
8 January 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The lush and iridescent forests of "Avatar," the sooty Victorian London of "Sherlock Holmes" and even the trashed, morning-after Vegas suites of "The Hangover" all caught the collective eye of the Art Directors Guild, which announced its nominations Friday.
The Adg, which will hold its 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, unveiled noms in nine categories, covering movies, TV, commercials and music videos.
In the category of fantasy film, "Avatar" will do battle with two other sci-fi titles -- "District 9" and "Star Trek" -- as well as the book adaptations "Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" and "Where the Wild Things Are."
The nominees for period film range from "Sherlock Holmes," set in the 19th century, to the Depression-era America of "Public Enemies" to the World War II France of "Inglourious Basterds" as well as the post-war France of "Julie & Julia" and »
- By Gregg Kilday
9 items from 2010
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