‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Interstellar’ earn Art Directors Guild nods

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.
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“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Interstellar” and “Birdman” are among the feature film nominees for the 19th Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.

The theatrical film nominations announced Monday are divided between period, fantasy and contemporary categories.

Nominated in the period film category are David Crank for “Inherent Vice”; Adam Stockhausen for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Maria Djurkovic for “The Imitation Game”; John Paul Kelly for “The Theory of Everything” and Jon Hutman for “Unbroken.”

Vying in the fantasy film category are Peter Wenham for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”; James Chinlund for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”; Charles Wood for “Guardians of the Galaxy”; Nathan Crowley for “Interstellar”; and Dennis Gassner for “Into the Woods.”


Nominees in the contemporary film category are James J. Murakami and Charisse Cardenas for “American Sniper”; Kevin Thompson for “Birdman”; Jess Gonchor for “Foxcatcher”; Donald Graham Burt for “Gone Girl”; and Kevin Kavanaugh for “Nightcrawler.”

Among the TV series receiving Art Directors Guild Award nominations in various categories are: “Game of Thrones”; “Mad Men”; “Gotham”; “House of Cards”; “True Detective”; “Modern Family”; “The Big Bang Theory”; and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The awards will be handed out Jan 31 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

A complete list of nominees follows:


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

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

Production designer: Nathan Crowley


“Into the Woods”
Production designer: Dennis Gassner

Contemporary film

“American Sniper”
Production designers: James J. Murakami, Charisse Cardenas

Production designer: Kevin Thompson


Production designer: Jess Gonchor

“Gone Girl”
Production designer: Donald Graham Burt

Production designer: Kevin Kavanaugh

Excellence in production design for television in 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 miniseries

“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


Multicamera 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