The Art Directors Guild have decided to add a production design category for animated feature films, as a response to the way the genre is expanding and evolving. Loving Vincent and Pixar’s Coco seem primed for this nod. Wall-E and Ratatouille would have won it hands down.
Qualifications for Excellence in Production Design in an Animated Feature Film eligibility include:
22nd ANNUAL AWARDS SET FOR SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018
AT THE RAY DOLBY BALLROOM
LOS ANGELES, August 16, 2017 Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination will be this years theme for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards where the guild will debut its new award category Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Feature Film, it was announced today by ADG Event Producers Thomas A. Walsh ADG and Thomas Wilkins ADG. The annual awards gala honoring Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Said Walsh: It is our intention to honor and celebrate great Production Design achievements in the remarkable and evolving art form of animation through this new award. By separating feature animation into its own constituent category, we wish to pay tribute to these creative works in a manner equivalent to all our other feature design categories.