‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mad Men’ among Art Directors Guild nominees

Peter Dinklage stars in HBO's "Game of Thrones."

The Art Directors Guild announced the nominations for its 18th annual awards on Thursday morning.

While the film side divides the nominations into period film, fantasy film and contemporary film, the TV side sticks to the tried-and-true divisions of hourlong series, half-hour series and TV movie or miniseries, so the lavish fantasy “Game of Thrones” competes alongside the grungy modern look of “Breaking Bad.”

Other nominees in the hourlong category include “Boardwalk Empire,” “Downton Abbey” and “Mad Men.”

Nominees in the category of TV movie or miniseries include “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Mob City” and “Phil Spector.”


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For half-hour single-camera series, the nominees are “Arrested Development,” “Californication,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Veep.”

Short-format live-action series, including Web series, nominees included “10,000 Days,” “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome,” “Blue,” “Daybreak” and “H+: The Digital Series.”

In the category of multicamera, variety or unscripted series, the nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Portlandia,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Voice.”

Nominated award, music or game shows include “The American Music Awards 2013,” “2013 Billboard Awards,” “The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The 67th Annual Tony Awards,” and “Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyonce.”

Commercials, public service announcements and music videos will also compete together, with the disparate nominees including Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” video, an ad for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” DieHard battery’s “The Getaway” ad, an Infiniti ad and Justin Timberlake and Jay Z’s video “Suit & Tie.”

The awards will be handed out in a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 8. Owen Benjamin will host.

Here is the full list of nominees.



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