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Emmys: It Takes a Village to Make Reality Competitions Pop

Emmys: It Takes a Village to Make Reality Competitions Pop
What do “The Voice,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “MasterChef Junior” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have in common besides being in the reality competition race for an Emmy?

They rely heavily on the collaboration of artisans and craftspeople: Lighting designers working with choreographers, costume designers working with hair and makeup artists, and executive producers making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

“This show is really collaborative,” says Casey Patterson, who executive produces “Lip Sync Battle” with Jay Peterson. “The minute someone is booked and confirmed, we gather the department heads — Jeanie Cheek, our wardrobe stylist; our set designer Keith Raywood; and our art directors Anthony Bishop and Natacha Aubier-Hatch; and our choreographer Danielle Flora — and get on the phone with the talent. We brainstorm ideas, then everyone is off and running in their own worlds, sometimes with just hours to pull it off.”

Having an on-site mill and shop helps. “The
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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Westworld,’ and Beyonce Among Art Directors Guild Winners

‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Westworld,’ and Beyonce Among Art Directors Guild Winners
Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” and “Passengers” won the top feature film awards at Saturday’s Art Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Hidden Figures” won the prize for best period film, while “La La Land” and “Passengers” took home the contemporary and fantasy film trophies.

Among the top TV winners, “Westworld” won for Period or Fantasy series, “Mr. Robot” nabbed the contemporary award and “The Night of” won for TV movie or limited series. Other winners included “SNL,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Beyonce: Lemonade,” which was honored in the awards or event special category.

Hosted by Patton Oswald, the ceremony also honored director Brad Bird with the Cinema Imagery Award. Lifetime honors went to production designer Rene Lagler, scenic artist Albert Obregon, set designer Cate Bangs and senior illustrator Joseph Musso.

Complete list of winners:

Film:

Period Film: “Hidden Figures

Production Designer: Wynn Thomas

Contemporary Film: “La La Land

Production Designer: David Wasco

Fantasy
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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Westworld,’ and ‘Beyonce’ Among Art Directors Guild Winners

‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Westworld,’ and ‘Beyonce’ Among Art Directors Guild Winners
Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” and “Passengers” won the top feature film awards at Saturday’s Art Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Hidden Figures” won the prize for best period film, while “La La Land” and “Passengers” took home the contemporary and fantasy film trophies.

Among the top TV winners, “Westworld” won for Period or Fantasy series, “Mr. Robot” nabbed the contemporary award and “The Night of” won for TV movie or limited series. Other winners included “SNL,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Beyonce: Lemonade,” which was honored in the awards or event special category.
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Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Lead Winners

Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Lead Winners
The 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony was billed as a “Return to Hollywood.” Backdrops from classic films dotted the interior of the Ray Dolby Ballroom lobby. Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra kicked off the evening’s festivities with “Hooray for Hollywood.” Even a handful of the evening’s big winners were films that fit the theme perfectly.

As expected, “La La Land” continued its storybook run through awards season, with David Wasco’s team winning for Contemporary Film. In an upset, Wynn Thomas and the team from “Hidden Figures” took home honors in Period Film, despite “Hail, Caesar!” being the only of the category’s nominees to also pick up a nom for Oscars night. “It’s been a long journey to this moment,” said Thomas, who described being nominated at the very first Art Directors Guild award for “Mars Attacks!” “I’m so
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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees

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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees
The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.

Among the film nominees were Café Society, Manchester By The Sea, Hell Or High Water and Arrival.

TV nominees encompass Game Of Thrones, The Night of and Silicon Valley, while Beyonce’s Lemonade visual extravaganza is a heavy-hitter in the music videos section.

The awards show is set for February 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature FilmPERIOD Film

Café Society, Santo Loquasto

Fences, David Gropman

Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Robison

Hail, Caesar!, Jess Gonchor

Hidden Figures, Wynn Thomas

Jackie, Jean Rabasse

Fantasy Film

Arrival, Patrice Vermette

Doctor Strange, Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig

Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont

Contemporary Film

Hell Or High Water, Tom Duffield

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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road
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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road” won the Adg’s
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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive

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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive
The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for this year’s Adg Excellence in Production Design Awards, with “Jackie,” “La La Land” and more among the contenders. Adg’s awards are different from most others, as it has categories for Period, Fantasy and Contemporary Films; this has led to a wide array of winners in recent years, including the likes of “Her” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This year’s ceremony, the 21st, will take place in Hollywood on Saturday, February 11. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: Writers Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and More

Period Film

Cafe Society” (Production Designer: Santo Loquasto)

Fences” (Production Designer: David Gropman )

Hacksaw Ridge” (Production Designer: Barry Robinson)

“Hail, Caesar!” (Production Designer: Jess Gonchor)

“Jackie” (Production Designer: Jean Rabasse)

Fantasy Film

“Arrival” (Production Designer: Patrice Vermette)

Doctor Strange” (Production Designer: Charles Wood)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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‘Saturday Night Live’: How the Sets for TV’s Craziest Sketch Comedy (Camels, Airplanes and Crooning Clintons!) Are Built Overnight

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‘Saturday Night Live’: How the Sets for TV’s Craziest Sketch Comedy (Camels, Airplanes and Crooning Clintons!) Are Built Overnight
After 41 years and 12 Emmy nominations (including one win in 2013), production designer Eugene Lee is the definition of modest when it comes to his work on “Saturday Night Live.” “If it looks good, I always think it’s by accident,” he told IndieWire recently from his studio in Connecticut. “I only see the mistakes. But guess what? You have the chance to make it better next week.”

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’: The 21 Best Sketches From This Season

Lee, who has been with the show since the very beginning, had plenty of stories to share about what it’s like to create these miniature worlds in a super-compresssed time frame. His “SNL” work “week,” as he explains it, begins on Wednesday, with a 3pm read-through — “it doesn’t usually start until later, but it’s scheduled for 3.”

It’s after the readthrough that the sketches to be produced are selected,
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Art Directors Guild Nominations Revealed! Yup, "Star Wars" Is Among the Nominees!

The Art Directors Guild has unveiled the nominees of its 20th anual Excellence in Production Design Awards and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is one of the contenders in the Contemporary Feature Film category. But it may be hard for the force to beat the magical "Cinderella!"

And as a big Madonna fan, yup I'm a Rebel Heart, it's heartwarming to see the icon as one of the nominees in the Short Format category for her "Ghosttown" music video! The only music video nominated!

Winners will be announced on January 31. Here's the full list of nominees of the Art Directors Guild Awards:

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2015

Period Film

Bridge Of Spies

Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Crimson Peak

Production Designer: Thomas E. Sanders

The Danish Girl

Production Designer: Eve Stewart

The Revenant

Production Designer: Jack Fisk

Trumbo

Production Designer: Mark Ricker

Fantasy Film

Cinderella

Production Designer:
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Martian’ Nominated for Art Directors Guild Awards

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Martian’ Nominated for Art Directors Guild Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian” and “The Revenant” have been nominated for the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 20th annual awards show on Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Owen Benjamin will host.

Nominees in the period films category are Adam Stockhausen for “Bridges of Spies,” Thomas E. Sanders for “Crimson Peak,” Eve Stewart for “The Danish Girl,” Jack Fisk for “The Revenant” and Mark Ricker for “Trumbo.” Stockhausen won the Academy Award for art direction last year for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Nominees for the fantasy films category are Dante Ferretti for “Cinderella,” Edward Verreaux for “Jurassic World,” Colin Gibson for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Rick Carter and Darren Gilford for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and Scott Chambliss for “Tomorrowland.”

Nominees in the contemporary film category are Mark Digby for “Ex Machina,
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Photos: We Visited Saturday Night Live’s Set-Building Factory

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Photos: We Visited Saturday Night Live’s Set-Building Factory
On Wednesday, January 14, at 3 a.m., sleep-deprived Saturday Night Live writer James Anderson asked a fellow writer, Kent Sublette, “What about this idea?” Anderson, recently obsessed with the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition, proposed a sketch about a medieval castle beset by a huge fire-breathing dragon and the ­castle-dwellers who pause to sing about their imminent deaths instead of just running away. By Wednesday evening, following a pitch meeting and a huddle with executive producer Lorne Michaels and the show’s host, Kevin Hart, Anderson and Sublette’s script was approved. Titled “The Journey,” the skit would require an elaborate castle set, and a dragon, to be built in less than 48 hours. Around 9 p.m., SNL’s four-man production-design team sprang into action. Keith Raywood, a 30-year veteran of the show, was tasked with drafting blueprints for “The Journey.” Steve Paone drove the designs to the Brooklyn warehouse where they
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2015 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations

Period, fantasy, and contemporary films each received their own category for the Art Directors Guild awards! Take a look at the full nomination list below. Winners of the Adg Awards will be revealed on Saturday, January 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Feature Film

Period Film

Inherent Vice

Production Designer: David Crank

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

The Imitation Game

Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic

The Theory Of Everything

Production Designer: John Paul Kelly

Unbroken

Production Designer: Jon Hutman

Fantasy Film

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Production Designer: Peter Wenham

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Production Designer: James Chinlund

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Production Designer: Charles Wood

Interstellar

Production Designer: Nathan Crowley

Into The Woods

Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

Contemporary Film

American Sniper

Production Designers: James J. Murakami, Charisse Cardenas

Birdman

Production Designer: Kevin Thompson

Foxcatcher

Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Gone Girl

Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
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Adg unveils 2014 nominees

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Adg unveils 2014 nominees
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Birdman, Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything among Art Directors Guild nominees.

As previously announced, Christopher Nolan will receive the Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award and production designer Jim Bissell, senior illustrator Camille Abbott, senior set designer John P Bruce and scenic artist Will Ferrell will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Hall Of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler.

The 19th Adg Awards are set to take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.

The 2014 production design nominees are:

Motion Pictures

Period Film

Inherent Vice

Production Designer: David Crank

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

The Imitation Game

Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic

The Theory Of Everything

Production Designer: John Paul Kelly

Unbroken

Production Designer: Jon Hutman

Fantasy Film

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Production Designer: Peter Wenham

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Production Designer: James Chinlund

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Production
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American Sniper, Interstellar, The Imitation Game Among 2015 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

The Art Directors Guild today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by Adg Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Awards co-producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.

The black-tie ceremony revealing winners will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.

As previously announced, the recipient of the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award will be Academy Award winner Christopher Nolan, whose film Interstellar is in current release.

Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell will be awarded the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hall of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler.
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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' keep the love going with Art Directors Guild nods

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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' keep the love going with Art Directors Guild nods
The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for the group's 19th annual awards, and films that have come on strong as of late like "American Sniper" and "Nightcrawler" were in the mix along notable extravagant displays in the period and fantasy categories. However, there were a few missing pieces. In the fantasy arena, both "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" and "Maleficent" came up short, while "Exodus: Gods and Kings" missed in the period department. The most shocking snub might be "Mr. Turner's" in that field, however. (And it would have been great to see "Snowpiercer" get some love here, but, alas.) As a reminder, the Guild implemented a new rule this season. Period films must now have the majority of sets and locations designed to portray a time period at least 20 years prior to the present awards year. Contemporary films, therefore, must have the majority of
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‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees
American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “Inherent Vice” and “Unbroken” are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design awards.

The winners will be announced Jan. 31 at the 19th annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Already announced honorary awards include Christopher Nolan for the Cinematic Imagery Award. Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior Illustrator Camille Abbott, Senior Set Designer John P. Bruce and Scenic Artist Will Ferrell will be awarded the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hall of Fame inductees are John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter Tyler.

Last year’s feature film awards went to “The Great Gatsby” for period, “Gravity” for fantasy and “Her” for contemporary. “The Great Gatsby” won the Oscar for production design.

The nominations list:

Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2014:

Period Film

Inherent Vice

Production Designer: David Crank

The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Art Directors Guild Likes the Look of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Into the Woods’

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Art Directors Guild Likes the Look of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Into the Woods’
The lavish, ornate designs of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the druggy 70s’ SoCal beach-city look of “Inherent Vice” and the fairy-tale landscape of “Into the Woods” are among the work nominated by the members of the Art Directors Guild for the Adg’s 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards.

In nominations announced on Monday, the Adg singled out 15 feature films and a number of television programs for its awards, which will be handed out on Jan. 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Because the Adg separates its feature-film nominations into separate categories for period films, fantasy films and contemporary films,
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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina,
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Robin Williams to Be Honored With Special Emmys Tribute

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Robin Williams to Be Honored With Special Emmys Tribute
The 66th annual Emmy Awards will remember Robin Williams with a “proper and meaningful remembrance,” executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement on Wednesday. “Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion,” Mischer said. “While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.” Also executive producing the Aug. 25 TV awards show — which will air on NBC — are Glenn Weiss, Danette Herman, Keith Raywood, Bob Dickinson and Steve Jordan, along with Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. Also read: Robin Williams
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