‘The Voice’, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Star Wars’ Among Nominees for 2016 Art Directors Guild Awards

The nominations are in for the 2016 Art Directors Guild Awards, honoring the best in production design for both film and television in the calendar year. The nominees for film are, unsurprisingly, pretty eclectic, due in large part to the various film categories, which allow for nominees in Period Film, Fantasy Film, and Contemporary Film. By the same token, television categories include Awards or Event Special Variety Series, Reality or Competition Series, and Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial, just to name a few.

This year’s nominees across the various categories include such massive blockbusters as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, The Martian, and Spectre, and critically acclaimed Oscar contenders such as Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Sicario and Joy. Meanwhile, television honorees include Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Mad Men, Gotham, Empire, House of Cards, and reality series such as Top Chef and The Voice!

But what were the other nominees for the 2016 Art Directors Guild Awards?

Check out the full list of nominees below:

'The Voice', 'Downton Abbey', 'Star Wars' Among Nominees for 2016 Art Directors Guild Awards

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Period Film
Bridge of Spies – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen
Crimson Peak – Production Designer: Thomas E. Sanders
The Danish Girl – Production Designer: Eve Stewart
The Revenant – Production Designer: Jack Fisk
Trumbo – Production Designer: Mark Ricker

Fantasy Film
Cinderella – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
Jurassic World – Production Designer: Edward Verreaux
Mad Max: Fury Road – Production Designer: Colin Gibson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Production Designers: Rick Carter, Darren Gilford
Tomorrowland – Production Designer: Scott Chambliss

Contemporary Film
Ex Machina – Production Designer: Mark Digby
Joy – Production Designer: Judy Becker
The Martian – Production Designer: Arthur Max
Sicario – Production Designer: Patrice Vermette
Spectre – Production Designer: Dennis Gassner


One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
Downton Abbey: “A Moorland Holiday” Production Designer: Donal Woods
Game of Thrones: “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” “Hardhome” Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Gotham: “Strike Force,” “Dammed If You Do…” Production Designer: Richard Berg
The Knick: “Ten Knots,” “The Best with the Best to Get the Best,” “Wonderful Surprises” Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Mad Men: “Person to Person” Production Designer: Dan Bishop

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
Better Call Saul: “Five-O,” “Rico,” “Marco” Production Designer: Tony Fanning
Empire: “Pilot” Production Designer:Steve Saklad
Homeland: “The Tradition of Hospitality,” “All about Allison,” “The Litvinov Ruse” Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer
House of Cards: “Chapter 29,” “Chapter 36” Production Designer: Steve Arnold
True Detective: “The Western Book of the Dead,” “Night Finds You,” “Omega Station” Production Designer: Alex Digerlando

Television Movie or Limited Series
American Horror Story: Hotel: “Checking in” Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Bessie: Production Designer: Clark Hunter
Fargo: “Waiting for Dutch,” “Before the Law,” “Fear and Trembling” Production Designer: Warren Alan Young
Tut: “Power,” “Betrayal,” “Destiny” Production Designer: Michael Hanan
Wolf Hall: “Three Card Trick” Production Designer: Pat Campbell

Half Hour Single-Camera Series
The Last Man on Earth: “Alive in Tucson,” “Is Anybody out There?,” “Silent Night” Production Designer: Bruce Robert Hill
The Muppets: “The Ex-Factor,” “Pig’s in a Blanket” Production Designer:Denise Pizzini
Silicon Valley: “Sand Hill Shuffle,” “Homicide,” “Adult Content” Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Transparent: “Kina Hora,” “The Book of Life,” “Oscillate” Production Designer: Cat Smith
Veep: “Joint Session,” “Election Night” Production Designer: James Gloster

Multi-Camera Series
2 Broke Girls: “And the Escape Room,” “And the Maybe Baby,””and the Coming out Party” Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
The Big Bang Theory: “The Skywalker Incursion,” “The Mystery Date Observation,” “The Platonic Permutation” Production Designer:John Shaffner
Clipped: “Dreamers,” “Wi-Fi,” “World’s Rudest Barbershop” Production Designer: Greg Grande
Mom: “Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous,” “Six Popes and Red Ferrari,””Fun Girl Stuff and Eternal Salvation” Production Designer: John Shaffner
Truth Be Told: “Pilot,” “Big Black Coffee,” “Members Only” Production Designer: Stephan Olson

Awards or Event Special Variety
67th Annual Emmy Awards Production Designers: Tamlyn Wright, Baz Halpin
The American Music Awards: 2015 Production Designers: Joe Stewart, John Shaffner
The Oscars: 2015 Production Designer: Derek Mclane
Saturday Night Live: “40th Anniversary Special” Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N . Joseph Detullio, Peter Baran
The Wiz Live: Production Designer: Derek Mclane

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial
American Horror Story: Hotel: “Hallways” Production Designer: Zach Mathews
Apple Music: “The History of Sound” Production Designer: Jess Gonchor
Duracell – Star Wars: “Battle for Christmas Morning” Production Designer: Tom Meyer
Madonna: “Ghosttown” Production Designer: Emma Fairley
Victoria’s Secret: “Rome” Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft

Variety, Reality or Competition
Conan: “At Comic-Con” Production Designer: Christopher Goumas
The Ellen Degeneres Show: “Halloween” Production Designer: Scott Moses Key & Peele: “Ya’ll Ready for This?” “The End” Production Designer: Gary Kordan
Saturday Night Live: “Tracey Morgan/Demi Lovato,” “Scarlett Johansson/Wiz Khalifa,” “Miley Cyrus” Production Designers: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio
Top Chef: “Stop the Presses” Production Designer: James Pearse Connelly
The Voice Season 9: “Blind Auditions Premiere,” “Battles Premiere,””the Knockouts Premiere” Production Designers: Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly

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