By Mack Chico
Production designers on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Dark Knight” and “Slumdog Millionaire” drew honors in various feature-film categories of the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday.
The ADG held its annual awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, presenting awards in film, television and commercial categories.
“Button” was selected for best production design in a period film, “Knight” for a fantasy pic and “Slumdog” for a contemporary movie.
George Lucas received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to cinematic imagery, and Paul Sylbert (“The Prince of Tides”) was honored with lifetime-achievement laurels. Bryan Cranston, star of the AMC television series “Breaking Bad,” hosted the awards.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Production designer: Donald Graham Burt
“The Dark Knight”
Production designer: Nathan Crowley
Production designer: Mark Digby
Single-camera TV series
Episode 211: “The Jet Set”
Production designer: Dan Bishop
Multicamera TV series
“Little Britain U.S.A.”
Production designers: Greg Grande and Michael Wylie
TV movie or miniseries
Production designer: Gemma Jackson
Episode of a half-hour single-camera TV series
Episode 4006: “Excellent Treasures”
Production designer: Joseph P. Lucky
Awards show, variety, music or nonfiction program
80th Annual Academy Awards
Production designer: Roy Christopher
Production designer: Chris Gorak
Production designer: Jeffrey Beecroft