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2020 Art Directors Guild Awards nominations include Oscar frontrunners ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘The Irishman’ and ‘1917’

On December 9, the Art Directors Guild announced the nominees for its 24th annual awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 1. These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the Academy Awards. Over the first 23 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner for Best Production Design has always numbered among the Adg nominees in the various categories.

According to our expert predictions, period film contender “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is the clear frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Production Design. We expect that three of its rival in that race at the Adg — “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “1917” — will also contend at the Oscars. The fifth Academy Awards nominee is expected to be “Little Women,” but its odds might lengthen after being snubbed by the guild.

Period Film

Ford v Ferrari” – François Audouy

“The Irishman” – Bob Shaw

“Jojo Rabbit” – Ra Vincent

“Joker” – Mark Friedberg

1917
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Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘1917,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman’

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Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees Include ‘1917,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ Parasite,’ ‘The Irishman’
Disney led the pack with eight production design nominations for the 24th annual Art Directors Guild Awards. These included Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for fantasy, and animation entries “Frozen II,” “Toy Story 4,” and “The Lion King”.

All of the Oscar contenders were well represented, including Bong Joon Ho’s Lafca Best Picture winner, “Parasite,” and period standouts “1917,” Sam Mendes’ innovative, single-shot, World War I thriller, “Joker,” Todd Phillips’ blockbuster origin story, which channeled gritty ’70s New York as Gotham City; Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which gave a 50-year facelift to Hollywood Blvd.; and Martin Scorsese’s sprawling mob epic, “The Irishman,” which crammed 117 locations for 309 scenes.

Contemporary nominees included Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Chad Stahelski’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” and Jordan Peele’s “Us.” The other
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Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Irishman’, ‘Mandalorian’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Among Nominees

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Art Directors Guild Awards: ‘The Irishman’, ‘Mandalorian’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Among Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations for the 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features. The nominees include features The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ford v Ferrari, and Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, The Crown and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on the TV side.

Winners will be honored at the 2020 Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The nominees were announced today by Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates, Adg, and Awards Producer Scott Moses, Adg. Additional honorees for Cinematic Imagery will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Syd Mead will receive the William Cameron Menzies Award. The Adg Lifetime Achievement Awards be presented to Joe Alves, Denis Olsen, Stephen Myles Berger and Jack Johnson. Additional honorees
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‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominations

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‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominations
The Art Directors Guild has announced its nominations for the 24th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos and animation features.

Among the films recognized for outstanding production design are James Mangold’s “Ford V Ferrari,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Aladdin,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Dumbo” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” all scored nods in the fantasy film category.

In television, streaming newcomer Disney Plus scored a production design nomination for its freshman season of “The Mandalorian.” HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” also earned nominations in their respective categories.

Syd Mead, the “visual futurist” and concept artist known for his design contributions to science-fiction films such as “Star-Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Aliens,” and “Blade Runner,” has been named the recipient of the William Cameron Menzies Award. The Adg Lifetime
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Art Directors Guild Nominates ‘Joker,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

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Art Directors Guild Nominates ‘Joker,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’
“The Irishman,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” on Monday all nabbed nominations for the Art Directors Guild Awards’ period-film category, the Adg category that most closely corresponds to the Academy Award for Best Production Design.

In the Adg fantasy-film category, which typically supplies one or two Oscar nominees, the guild singled out “Ad Astra,” “Aladdin,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Dumbo,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Both of those categories were expanded from five to six nominees because of ties.

Also Read: How 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' Turned Back the Clock on L.A.'s Streets

Nominees in the contemporary-film category are “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Knives Out,” “Parasite” and “Us.”

Animated-film nominees are “Abominable,” “Frozen II,” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “The Lion King” and “Toy Story 4.
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You’re invited to meet top Oscar contenders for Best Production Design at our free Q&a: ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘The Report,’ ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Us’

You are invited to attend our Q&a discussion with four of film’s top production designers who now compete for Oscars and more. Our event is on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Theater at 10850 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Admission and parking are free. Academy and guild members will get priority seating.

To RSVP, make your reservation here: https://goldderbyproductiondesignpanel.splashthat.com/

Gold Derby managing editor Joyce Eng will moderate this “Meet the Film Experts” panel with the following contenders for 2019/2020 awards consideration:

Francois Auduoy represents 20th Century Fox for “Ford v Ferrari

Auduoy won at the Art Directors Guild Awards for his work on “Logan” and was also nominated for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Other films have included “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “The Wolverine,” “Avatar” and “The Greatest Showman.”

Ruth De Jong represents Universal for “Us”

De Jong was nominated at the
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Jane Fonda’s Acceptance Speech Under Arrest Ruled the 2019 British Academy Britannia Awards

The most inspiring honoree from Friday’s British Academy Britannia Awards ceremony wasn’t present at the Beverly Hills event.

Jane Fonda, star of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” was supposed to take the stage at the Beverly Hilton during the annual black-tie event at the Beverly Hilton to receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, but the longtime actress and political activist was arrested in Washington D.C. earlier in the day during a climate-change protest. It was the third time Fonda was arrested in three weeks.

Although Fonda wasn’t able to receive her award in person, she filmed an impromptu acceptance speech during her arrest, which was aired to raucous applause and a standing ovation during the Britannia Awards.

Inspiration, humility, and finding solidarity through comedy were the defining themes of the acceptance speeches at the 2019 Britannia Awards. Other honorees included Jordan Peele, John Schlesinger
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Thought-provoking Us comes to Home Video June 4

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Universal City, California, April 30, 2019 – Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele follows the success of his blockbuster hit, Get Out, with the masterfully executed and viscerally terrifying Us. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 94%, the film is being hailed as “a colossal cinematic achievement” and is “meant to be watched over and over”. Fans around the world can now untether the truth with more than 50 minutes of bonus features delving deep into the mind of Jordan Peele, his filmmaking process and the symbolism behind Us. The global sensation arrives on Digital on June 4, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 18, 2019.

Featuring incredible must-see performances from Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke (Black Panther), Emmy® winner Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker, Us is “the most out-of-the-box horror film of the past decade,”. Movie enthusiasts and horror fans alike can watch Us
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‘Us’ Nails Its Doppelgänger Horror With Unique ‘Mirror Cutting’ Editing Techniques

‘Us’ Nails Its Doppelgänger Horror With Unique ‘Mirror Cutting’ Editing Techniques
[Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead for “Us,” including of its ending.]

Get Out” was an auspicious directorial debut for Jordan Peele, who brilliantly captured the horror of racism and racial appropriation with his distinct brand of subversive storytelling. It played like a feature-length “Twilight Zone” episode for the 21st century (which is why his Rod Serling reboot is now so appropriate).

With “Us,” however, Peele goes even further. He uses a home invasion plot, and the age-old doppelgänger theme in horror fiction, to turn inward and experiment with even more abstract ideas. This was fertile material for editor Nicholas Monsour to help construct a provocative narrative about a black family confronted with a darker mirror image of itself as an extension of a divided America, resulting in the brutal fight for survival. But Monsour, who previously cut “Keanu” and “Key and Peele,” was in perfect sync with Peele’s ambitious vision. Here the comedy is more subtle and the terror more visceral.
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‘Us’ Review

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Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Madison Curry, Ashley Mckoy, Napiera Groves, Lon Gowan | Written and Directed by Jordan Peele

Us is Jordan Peele’s second directorial feature after his highly successful and critical acclaimed Academy Award-winning directorial debut Get Out released in 2016. His latest, and miraculously only second, directing effort undoubtedly cements Peele as a true horror connoisseur in the same vein as Alfred Hitchcock, but to compare the two would be a travesty to the ever-evolving talents of Peele. His latest is a perfect combination of filmmaker evolution and understanding of the genre that he crafts so well, with a screenplay from the writer/director that is outrageously effective with leading actress Lupita Nyong’o putting in possibly the best performance we’ll be honoured to see this year, as
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How ‘Us’ Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes, Design, Music for Parallel Characters

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How ‘Us’ Pulled Off Subtle Differences in Costumes, Design, Music for Parallel Characters
“Us,” Jordan Peele’s second outing as a director, following his 2017 critical and box office success “Get Out,” revisits similar psychological horror-thriller territory. But this time the stakes are, well, doubled.

In the new film, to be released by Universal on March 21, Adelaide Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong’o, returns to her childhood beachside home with her husband (Winston Duke) and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex). Suddenly they find themselves clawing to stay alive, as four people who look just like them seem hell-bent on killing them.

The main challenge for the film’s below-the-line team was to keep the story grounded in realism while escalating the horror — and keeping the characters and their doppelgängers well defined.

For production designer Ruth De Jong, “Us” represented a collision of two worlds she previously created: the tragic reality of “Manchester by the Sea” and the strange uneasiness of “Twin Peaks.
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‘Us’ Film Review: Jordan Peele Terrifies Again With a Chilling Examination of Duality

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‘Us’ Film Review: Jordan Peele Terrifies Again With a Chilling Examination of Duality
Examining the nature of humanity can be a dark and depressing venture, now more than ever. A world that feels divided, one which you fear, becomes your greatest enemy. These are the building blocks for “Us,” writer-director-producer Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated, thrilling and satisfactory follow up to his Oscar-winning 2017 debut “Get Out.” It’s also where he cements his place as one of the best horror creators of our time, knowing that life’s true horror stems from what humans are capable of doing to each other.

Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), and their children Zora and Jason (Evan Alex) head to the beach town of Santa Cruz for their summer vacation. They’re an all-American family, with a father who has a degree in dad jokes, a mom who tends to the needs of all her family, a monosyllabic teenager who never looks
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Jack Nicholson’s Grandson to Make Acting Debut in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (Exclusive)

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Jack Nicholson’s Grandson to Make Acting Debut in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (Exclusive)
In his film debut, Duke Nicholson, the grandson of acting legend Jack Nicholson, has joined the supporting cast of “Us,” the new thriller from director and Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele.

He joins a cast that already includes Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

The movie is the first project under Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed with his Monkeypaw Productions last spring. “Get Out” opened No. 1 at the domestic box office last year on its way to grossing $255.5 million worldwide. It scored glowing reviews and an Oscar best picture nomination, with Peele winning the best original screenplay Academy Award for the thriller.

Peele will write and direct the pic, in addition to producing it for Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper is also producing “Us.”

Universal has already
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‘Twin Peaks: The Return’: David Lynch’s Production Design Is an Extension of His Deeply Personal Paintings

‘Twin Peaks: The Return’:  David Lynch’s Production Design Is an Extension of His Deeply Personal Paintings
When it comes to the look of “Twin Peaks: The Return,” David Lynch and long-time cinematographer Peter Deming didn’t talk much. Over the last two decades, Deming learned to get a sense of what Lynch wanted by reading his detailed scripts, watching him block and rehearse the actors, and, most importantly, taking his cues from the production design.

“The set you are being presented with is also David’s creation and he’s very well aware of that,” said Deming. “You can sort of tell with what’s present – David is extremely detailed about everything that is in frame, having picked it himself — as to whether [the scene is] dark or rich [with color] and the mood itself.”

To help bring his renewed vision of “Twin Peaks” to life, Lynch first turned to his longtime collaborator, legendary production designer Jack Fisk. Their relationship dates back to childhood, but as collaborators they followed similar paths
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Jordan Peele’s Next Movie ‘Us’ Rounds Out Cast

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Jordan Peele’s Next Movie ‘Us’ Rounds Out Cast
Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon have rounded out the cast of Jordan Peele’s next film, “Us.”

They join Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop in the Universal pic.

The movie is the first project under Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed with his Monkeypaw Productions last spring. “Get Out” opened No. 1 at the domestic box office last year on its way to grossing $255.5 million worldwide. It scored glowing reviews and an Oscar best picture nomination, with Peele winning the best original screenplay Academy Award for the thriller.

Peele will write and direct the pic, in addition to producing it for Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper is also producing “Us.”

Universal has already dated the film for March 15, 2019.

Production is currently underway. Peele
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Starts Production, Rounds Out Cast

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Starts Production, Rounds Out Cast
Jordan Peele’s social thriller Us begins production today with young castmembers Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon joining alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop. The already announced cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.

The pic, which Peele also wrote, opens on March 15, 2019. Us will be shot entirely in California with a portion of production occurring on the Universal Studios backlot. Joseph is the voice of the young Nala in Disney’s upcoming live-remake of The Lion King while Mateen can next be seen in Aquaman.

Peele won the best original screenplay Oscar for Get Out. Peele produces through his Monkeypaw Productions, alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Also serving in this capacity is Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.

The filmmaker is joined by a talented creative team that includes cinematographer Mike Gioulakis, production designer Ruth De Jong,
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How 11 Emmys Categories Are Celebrating Women Behind the Scenes on ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Maisel’ and More

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How 11 Emmys Categories Are Celebrating Women Behind the Scenes on ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Maisel’ and More
If you work in television in any capacity, there are over a hundred categories in which you could be nominated for an Emmy, largely in below-the-line capacities. And what we find every year is how often, behind the scenes, the nominees still happen to be heavily male versus female — while certain fields like casting and make-up do lean heavily towards women nominees, there are still many areas where they struggle to be acknowledged.

Below are some (not all) of the shows featuring deserving women who, this year, received important recognition by the Academy for the work that happens behind the scenes, from writing to editing to production design to directing.

Twin Peaks

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)

This was the only production nominated in this category that featured an all-female production team as nominees, including production designer Ruth De Jong, art director Cara Brower,
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'Dunkirk', 'The Post' among Art Directors Guild nominees

'Dunkirk', 'The Post' among Art Directors Guild nominees
Animated feature films were included for the first time this year, Coco among them.

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations for the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in multiple categories including features, television, and commercials.

Nominees in the feature film categories include Darkest Hour, The Shape Of Water, Downsizing, Get Out, and Lady Bird.

Among the television nominees are this year’s Emmy stand-outs The Handmaid’s Tale and Game Of Thrones.

Animated feature films were included in the nominations for the first time this year and include top-earning titles Cars 3, Coco, and Despicable Me 3.

The Awards Gala is set for January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film Period Film

Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood

Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley

Murder On The Orient Express, Jim Clay

The Post, Rick Carter

The Shape Of Water, Paul Denham Austerberry

Fantasy Film

Beauty And The Beast, Sarah
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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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