2015 Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced

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2015 Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced
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Just below are the 2015 Art Directors Guild nominations and as much as it may seem like Nightcrawler and American Sniper are currently bathing in nominations from all corners, what other contemporary films were going to get nominations? The period category, however, does consist of a few alternatives that weren’t nominated such as Mr. Turner and Fury and I can’t help but wonder what the guild would have done in attempting to categorize Noah… Is it a period film or a fantasy film? I’ll leave that one alone…

Perhaps one of the more surprisingly absent nominees is Maleficent. You could say there were too many special effects, but then again, isn’t that what today’s fantasy films primarily are?

That said, just below are the nominations for contemporary, period and fantasy films and you can find my current Production Design predictions right here. I see this one as The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s to lose, but perhaps you disagree?

Contemporary Film

  • American Sniper (James J. Murakami, Charisse Cardenas)
  • Birdman (Kevin Thompson)
  • Foxcatcher (Jess Gonchor)
  • Gone Girl (Donald Graham Burt)
  • Nightcrawler (Kevin Kavanaugh)

Period Film

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Adam Stockhausen)
  • The Imitation Game (Maria Djurkovic)
  • Inherent Vice (David Crank)
  • The Theory of Everything (John Paul Kelly)
  • Unbroken (Jon Hutman)

Fantasy Film

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Peter Wenham)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (James Chinlund)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Charles Wood)
  • Interstellar (Nathan Crowley)
  • Into the Woods (Dennis Gassner)

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