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Nominations Announced for 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW; Ceremony to Take Place February 2 at Beverly Hilton Hotel

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair John Shaffner and Awards co-producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon. Deadline for final voting, which is done online, is January 31. The black-tie ceremony announcing winners will take place Saturday, February 2, 2013, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Paula Poundstone serving as host for the fourth consecutive year.

Production Designer Herman Zimmerman will be the recipient of the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Hall of Fame inductees are Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald, and Edward S. Stephenson. The Production Designers behind the JAMES BOND franchise, Sir Ken Adam, Allan Cameron, Dennis Gassner, and Peter Lamont will be honored for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2012:

Period Film

ANNA KARENINA                  Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood

ARGO                           Production Designer: Sharon Seymour

DJANGO UNCHAINED               Production Designer: J. Michael Riva

LES MISÉRABLES                 Production Designer: Eve Stewart

LINCOLN                        Production Designer: Rick Carter

Fantasy Film

CLOUD ATLAS                    Production Designer: Uli Hanisch
                                                    Hugh Bateup

LIFE OF PI                     Production Designer: David Gropman

PROMETHEUS                     Production Designer: Arthur Max

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES          Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
                                                    Kevin Kavanaugh

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED
 JOURNEY                       Production Designer: Dan Hannah

Contemporary Film

FLIGHT                         Production Designer: Nelson Coates

SKYFALL                        Production Designer: Dennis Gassner

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Production Designer: Alan MacDonald

THE IMPOSSIBLE                 Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero

ZERO DARK THIRTY               Production Designer: Jeremy Hindle

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2012:

One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  Episode: Resolution          Production Designer: Bill Groom

DOWNTON ABBEY
  Episode: Christmas Special   Production Designer: Donal Woods

GAME OF THRONES
  Episode: The Ghost of
   Harrenhal                   Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

HOMELAND
  Episode: The Choice          Production Designer: John D. Kretschmer

NEWSROOM
  Episode: We Just Decided To  Production Designer: Richard Hoover

Television Movie or Mini-Series

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
  Episode: I Am Anne Frank,    Production Designer: Mark Worthington
   Part 2

GAME CHANGE                    Production Designer: Michael Corenblith

HATFIELDS and MCCOYS
  Episode: Ep.#1.1-Night One,  Production Designer: Derek R. Hill
  Ep.#1.2-Night Two, Ep.#1.3-
   Night Three

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN           Production Designer: Geoffrey Kirkland

MOCKINGBIRD LANE               Production Designer: Michael Wylie

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

COMMUNITY
  Episode: Pillows and         Production Designer: Denise Pizzini
   Blankets

GIRLS
  Episode: Pilot               Production Designer: Judy Becker

MODERN FAMILY
  Episode: Mistery Date        Production Designer: Richard Berg

PARKS & RECREATION
  Episode: Soda Tax            Production Designer: Ian Phillips

THE NEW NORMAL
  Episode: Sofa's Choice       Production Designer: Tony Fanning

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

2 BROKE GIRLS
  Episode: And The Silent      Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
   Partner

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
  Episode: The Magicians Code  Production Designer: Stephan Olson
   Part 1

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  Episode: Mick Jagger Host    Production Designer: Keith Raywood

THE VOICE                      Production Designer: Anton Goss
                                                    James Pearse Connelly

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS     Production Designer: John Myhre

GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT LIVE
  Episode: Countdown           Production Designer: Matthew Russell

SUPER BOWL XLVI
  Episode: Halftime Show       Production Designer: Bruce Rodgers
   Starring Madonna

THE 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY Production Designer: Steve Bass
 AWARDS

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,     Production Designer: Joe Stewart
 40th ANNUAL

Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video

BUDWEISER
  Episode: The Return of the   Production Designer: Jason Hamilton
   King

MACY'S
  Episode: Dream               Production Designer: Carlos A. Menendez

NIKE
  Episode: Fast is Faster      Production Designer: Tino Schaedler

NIKE+
  Episode: Game On World       Production Designer: James Chinlund

X-BOX
  Episode: Halo 4              Production Designer: Christopher Glass
   Commissioning

Sponsors for the 17th Annual ADG Awards include: Exclusive Title and Lifetime Achievement sponsor BMW. The Platinum sponsor is EON Productions & Danjaq LLC. The Gold sponsor is Fox Studios Production Services and the Silver sponsors are Astek Inc./On Air Design, The Golden Oak Ranch, HBO, IATSE Local 33, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, and WME. Media sponsors are The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Shoot. Tarin Wilson of plan A events is the event planner for this year's ADG Awards.

About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, and Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory; a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. The Guild's Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org. Follow ADG on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADG800.

About the BMW Group:
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years.

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