Art Directors Guild Will Give Lifetime Achievement Awards in Four Categories [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Art Directors Guild Will Give Lifetime Achievement Awards in Four Categories [WATCH VIDEO]
British filmmaker Christopher Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas at The Santa Barbara Independent SBIFF 2011.

Art Directors Guild will hand out Lifetime Achievement Awards for the first time. The awards will be given in all four crafts comprising the Art Directors Guild at its 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Jan. 31, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton. The announcement was made by John Shaffner, ADG council chairman, and ADG Awards producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Read on for further details.

Camille Abbott will receive the illustrators and Matte artists lifetime achievement award. Abbott has a great career as a senior illustrator. Abbott’s feature credits include: “Spaceballs,” “Flashdance,” “Two of a Kind,” “Annie and Knightriders.”  Her TV credits include production illustrator for “Eerie,” “Indiana,” “The Earth Day Special,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Ryan’s Four.” Fellow senior illustrator Tim Wilcox will present her award.

Set designer John P. Bruce will receive the lifetime honor for set design. Senior set designer Bruce has worked for well-known projects such as “Armageddon,” “Falcon Crest” and Batman & Robin.” He was the set designer on films including  “The Matrix,” “Jaws, ”  “The Sting”  and  “Blue Hawaii”  and series such as  “Scandal, “The X-Files,”  “Murder She Wrote”  and Star Trek (Deep Space Nine). ”  Production designer Corey Kaplan will present his award.

Scenic artist Will Ferrell will receive lifetime honors in the scenic, title and graphic artists category. His films credits include: “The Hunt for Red October,” “Coming to America”, “Funny Girl, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,”  “Mary Poppins” and “The Birds.”  TV credits include “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,”  “The Dean Martin Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”  Scenic artist Jim Fiorito will present the award.

Oscar-nominated Production Designer Jim Bissell will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bissell’s credits include “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “300.” He shared a Primetime Emmy with Bill Webb for “Palmerstown”  and shared Oscar nomination with Jan Pascale and Satellite Award win for “Good Night and Good Luck.”  He’s currently working on “Mission: Impossible 5” and “1906.”

Christopher Nolan of “Interstellar” fame will receive the ADG’s Cinematic Imagery Award during the ADG Awards ceremony. Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the ceremony. ADG has shared the newson Twitter:

That’s it for the update on the 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Nominations. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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