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Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Guardians of the Galaxy win ADG Awards

Best Period Film: Adam Stockhausen, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Fantasy Film: Christopher Wood, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Best Contemporary Film: Kevin Thompson, Birdman

Period or Fantasy TV Series: Deborah Riley, Game of Thrones
Period or Fsntasy TV Series: Alex DiGerlando, True Detective
TV Movie or Mini-Series: Mark Worthington for American Horror Story
Half-hour Single-Camera TV Series: Richard Toyon, Silicon Valley
Awards or Event Special: Derek McLane for the 86th Academy Awards
Multi-Camera Television Series goes to John Shaffner for Big Bang
Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial: Sean Hargreaves, Apple’s ‘Perspective’
Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series: Tyler B. Robinson, Portlandia

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Earlier: Art Directors are on the red carpet right now, ready for tonight’s ADG Awards. With The Grand Budapest Hotel doing so well with other key precursors this month, it’s hard to imagine that Production Designer Adam Stockhausen won’t be honored. For the theatrical film categories, I’ll guess that the evening goes like this:

Period Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fantasy Film: Interstellar
Contemporary: Gone Girl

I realize Gone Girl’s art direction is the most subtle in its category, but I think it’s also the most sophisticated — I’d even say witty. If the ADG voters decide to go for ugliest, tackiest, most tawdry art direction, then the Contemporary category might be a 4-way tie between Sniper, Burdman, Foxcatcher and Nightcrawler. I know those four films are supposed to make me feel like i need a hot steamy shower and they all succeeded. Though I’ll concede, if Gone Girl has to continue its losing streak, then Nightcrawler’s clammy LA cityscape feels the most cohesively atmospheric.

Full list of all the nominees — TV too. What are best guesses for tonight’s winners?

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2014:
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

NIGHTCRAWLER
Production Designer: KEVIN KAVANAUGH

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION 2014:
One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series

GAME OF THRONES: “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY

MAD MEN: “Time Zones”
Production Designer: DAN BISHOP

GOTHAM: “Pilot,” “Selina Kyle,” “Arkham”
Production Designer: DOUG KRANER

THE KNICK: “Method and Madness,” “Working Late a Lot”
Production Designer: HOWARD CUMMINGS

BOARDWALK EMPIRE: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”
Production Designer: BILL GROOM

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series

HOMELAND: “The Drone Queen”
Production Designer: JOHN D. KRETSCHMER

HOUSE OF CARDS: “Chapter 18”
Production Designer: STEVE ARNOLD

JUSTIFIED: “Murder Of Crowes,” “Wrong Roads,” “The Toll”
Production Designer: DAVE BLASS

THE NEWSROOM: “Boston,” “Main Justice,” “Contempt”
Production Designer: KAREN STEWARD

TRUE DETECTIVE: “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void”
Production Designer: ALEX DiGERLANDO

Television Movie or Mini-Series

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW: “Massacres and Matinees”
Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: “Unafraid of the Dark”
Production Designer: SETH REED

FARGO: “The Crocodiles Dilemma”
Production Designer: JOHN BLACKIE

HOUDINI: “Part I,” “Part II”
Production Designer: PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN

SHERLOCK: “His Last Vow”
Production Designer: ARWEL W. JONES

Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

CALIFORNICATION: “Faith, Hope, Love,” “Like Father Like Son,” “Kickoff”
Production Designer: RAY YAMAGATA

HOUSE OF LIES: “Wreckage,” “Middlegame,” “Zha- Moreng”
Production Designer: RAY YAMAGATA

MODERN FAMILY: “Halloween 3: Awesomeland,” “Marco Polo,” “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor”
Production Designer: CLAIRE BENNETT

SILICON VALLEY: “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”
Production Designer: RICHARD TOYON

VEEP: “Clovis,” “Special Relationship,” “Debate”
Production Designer: JAMES GLOSTER

Multi-Camera Television Series

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: “How Your Mother Met Me”
Production Designer: STEPHAN OLSON

MIKE & MOLLY: “Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure,” “The Dice Lady Cometh”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER

THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion”
Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER:

THE MILLERS: “You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings, Man,” “Con-Troversy,” “Papa Was a Rolling Bone”
Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO

UNDATABLE: “Pilot”
Production Designer: CABOT McMULLEN

Awards or Event Special

86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

PETER PAN LIVE!
Production Designer: DEREK McLANE

SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW: STARRING BRUNO MARS
Production Designer: BRUCE RODGERS

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2014
Production Designer: JOE STEWART

THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES
Production Designer: MATTHEW RUSSELL

THE 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
Production Designer: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD

Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial

APPLE: “Perspective”
Production Designer: SEAN HARGREAVES

COLDPLAY: “Magic”
Production Designer: EMMA FAIRLEY

IKEA: “Carousel”
Production Designer: RICHARD LASSALLE

KATY PERRY: “Dark Horse”
Production Designer: JEREMY REED

SIMPSON’S MARATHON
Production Designer: ZACH MATHEWS

Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series

KEY & PEELE: “Halloween Episode,” “Alien Imposters”
Production Designer: GARY KORDAN

PORTLANDIA: “Celery”
Production Designer: TYLER B. ROBINSON

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: “Louis C. K. with Sam Smith,” “Anna Kendrick with Pharrell Williams,” “Chris Rock with Prince”
Production Designers: KEITH IAN RAYWOOD, EUGENE LEE, AKIRA YOSHIMURA, N. JOSEPH DeTULLIO

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON: “1,” “45,” “56”
Production Designers: EUGENE LEE, PETER BARAN

THE VOICE: “Blind Auditions Premiere”
Production Designers: JAMES PEARSE CONNELLY, ANTON GOSS