'Grand Budapest Hotel' 'Guardians,' 'Birdman' win art director awards

'Grand Budapest Hotel' 'Guardians,' 'Birdman' win art director awards
"Birdman" won the Art Directors Guild Award for production design in a contemporary film. (Alison Rosa / Fox Searchlight)

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Birdman" won top honors Saturday evening at the 19th Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards.

Adam Stockhausen won the award for period film for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Stockhausen, the only Art Directors Guild winner this year who also is in contention for an Oscar, beat out the production designers for "Inherent Vice," "The Imitation Game" (also an Oscar nominee), "The Theory of Everything" and "Unbroken."


Charles Wood received the award in the fantasy film category for "Guardians of the Galaxy." The other nominees in the category were the Academy Award-nominated production designers for "Interstellar" and "Into the Woods" as well as the designers for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Kevin Thompson won the guild award for contemporary film for "Birdman." The other nominees in the category were the production designers for "American Sniper," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl" and "Nightcrawler."

Among the winners on the television side were Deborah Riley for "Game of Thrones," Alex DiGerlando for "True Detective," John Shaffner for "The Big Bang Theory" and Mark Worthington for "American Horror Story: Freak Show."

George Clooney presented production designer Jim Bissell with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Anne Hathaway gave her "Interstellar" writer-director Christopher Nolan the Cinematic Imagery Award.

Senior illustrator Camille Abbott, senior set designer John P. Bruce and scenic artist Will Ferrell also were recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Comedian Owen Benjamin hosted the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The complete list of winners:


Period film: "The Grand Budapest Hotel," production designer Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy film: "Guardians of the Galaxy," production designer Charles Wood

Contemporary film: "Birdman," production designer Kevin Thompson


One-hour period or fantasy single-camera series: "Game Of Thrones" episodes "The Laws of Gods and Men" and "The Mountain and the Viper" production designer Deborah Riley

One-hour contemporary single-camera series:  "True Detective" episodes "The Locked Room" and "Form and Void," production designer Alex DiGerlando


Movie or miniseries: "American Horror Story: Freak Show" episode "Massacres and Matinees," production designer Mark Worthington

Half hour single-camera series: "Silicon Valley" episodes "Articles of Incorporation," "Signaling Risk" and "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency;" production designer Richard Toyon

Multicamera series: "The Big Bang Theory" episodes "The Locomotive Manipulation," "The Convention Conundrum" and "The Status Quo Combustion;" production designer John Shaffner

Awards or event special: "86th Annual Academy Awards," production designer Derek McLane

Short format: Web series, music video or commercial: Apple, "Perspective," production designer Sean Hargreaves

Variety, competition, reality or game-show series: "Portlandia" episode "Celery," production designer Tyler B. Robinson