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2022 Art Directors Guild Award Nominees Announced

Searchlight Pictures

The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for the 26th Excellence in Production Design Awards. The award honors the best in production design in film, television, commercial and music videos.

In the past five years, the eventual winner for Best Production Design at the Oscars won in their respective category here. The Shape Of Water, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, and Mank each won for Period production design, La La Land for contemporary, and Black Panther for fantasy.

This year, Denis Villeneuve will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award, and Jane Campion will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award.

Here are the nominees:

Period Feature Film

  • The French Dispatch (Adam Stockhausen)
  • Licorice Pizza (Florencia Martin)
  • Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell)
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant)
  • West Side Story (Adam Stockhausen)

Fantasy Feature Film

  • Cruella (Fiona Crombie)
  • Dune (Patrice Vermette)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (François Audouy)
  • The Green Knight (Jade Healy)
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (Sue Chan)

Contemporary Feature Film

  • Candyman (Cara Brower)
  • Don’t Look Up (Clayton Hartley)
  • In The Heights (Nelson Coates)
  • The Lost Daughter (Inbal Weinberg)
  • No Time To Die (Mark Tildesley)

Animated Feature Film

  • Encanto (Ian Gooding and Lorelay Bové)
  • Luca (Daniela Strijleva)
  • The Mitchell’s Vs The Machines (Lindsey Olivares)
  • Raya And The Last Dragon (Paul Felix, Mingjue Helen Chen, and Cory Loftis)
  • Sing 2 (Olivier Adam)

One-Hour Period Or Fantasy Single-Camera Series

  • Foundation: “The Emperor’s Peace” (Rory Cheyne)
  • The Great: “Dickhead,” “Seven Days,” “Wedding” (Francesca di Mottola)
  • Loki: “Glorious Purpose” (Kasra Farahani)
  • Lost In Space: “Three Little Birds” (Alec Hammond)
  • The Witcher: “A Grain of Truth” (Andrew Laws)

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series

  • The Handmaid’s Tale: “Chicago” (Elisabeth Williams)
  • The Morning Show: “My Least Favorite Year,” “It’s Like the Flu,” “A Private Person” (Nelson Coates)
  • Squid Game: “Gganbu” (Chae Kyoung-sun)
  • Succession: “The Disruption,” “Too Much Birthday” (Stephen Carter)
  • Yellowstone: “No Kindness for the Coward” (Cary White)

Television Movie Or Limited Series

  • Halston (Mark Ricker)
  • Mare of Easttown (Keith P. Cunningham)
  • The Underground Railroad (Mark Friedberg)
  • WandaVision (Mark Worthington)
  • The White Lotus (Laura Fox)

Half Hour Single-Camera Series

  • Hacks: “Primm” (Jon Carlos)
  • Only Murders in the Building: “True Crime” (Curt Beech)
  • Schmigadoon!: “Schmigadoon!” (Bo Welch)
  • Ted Lasso: “Carol of the Bells,” “Man City,” “Beard After Hours” (Paul Cripps)
  • What We Do in the Shadows: “The Prisoner,” “The Cloak of Duplication,” “The Siren” (Kate Bunch)

Multi-Camera Series

  • Bob Hearts Abishola: “Bowango” (Francoise Cherry-Cohen)
  • Call Your Mother: “Pilot” (Glenda Rovello)
  • The Conners – Season 3: “A Stomach Ache, a Heartbreak and a Grave Mistake,”“An Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to Ride” (John Shaffner)
  • Dave: “Ad Man,” “Enlightened Dave,” “Dave”  (Almitra Corey)
  • Family Reunion: “Remember When M’Dear Changed History?” (Aiyana Trotter)
  • Punky Brewster: “Put a Ring on It” (Kristan Andrews) 


  • Anhauser-Busch Super Bowl LV: “Let’s Grab a Beer” (Donald Graham Burt)
  • Apple: Introducing iPhone 13 Pro (Dylan Kahn)
  • Apple: “Saving Simon” Shot on iPhone 13 Pro (Chelsea Oliver)
  • Apple Music: “Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever” (François Audouy
  • Gucci: “Aria” (Jeremy Reed)
  • Neom: “Made to Change” (François Audouy)

Music Videos

  • Coldplay “Higher Power” (Patrick Tatopoulos)
  • Coldplay X BTS: “My Universe” (François Audouy)
  • Ed Sheeran: “Shivers” (François Audouy)
  • P!nk: “All I Know So Far” (François Audouy)
  • Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (Ethan Tobman)

Variety, Reality, or Competition Series

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show: “If I’m Paying These Chili’s Prices, You Cannot Taste My Steak!” (Cindy Chao and Michele Yu)
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses: “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff” (John Janavs)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Condragulations,” “Bossy Rossy Rubot,” “Gettin’ Lucky” (James McGowan)
  • Saturday Night Live: “Host: Dan Levy + Music: Phoebe Bridgers,” “Host: Maya Rudolph + Music: Jack Harlow,” “Host: Kim Kardashian West + Music: Halsey” (Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura and N. Joseph De Tullio)
  • Waffles + Mochi: “Tomato” (Cindy Chao and Michele Yu)

Variety Special

  • American Express – Unstaged (with SZA) (Carlos Laszlo)
  • Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster (James Kronzer)
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “Facts of Life – Kids Can Be Cruel (320) & Diff’rent Strokes – Willis’ Privacy (115) (Stephan Olson)
  • Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 (Steve Morden)
  • Yearly Departed (Frida Oliva)

The Art Directors Guild Awards is scheduled to tale place on March 5th at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.


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