Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. All great choices with The Shape of Water being the frontrunner, in my opinion.
The ADG divides the nominations into three categories – period, fantasy and contemporary.
Over the past five years, the winner of the ADG’s period film went on to win the Oscar in production design 4 times. The Great Gatsby in 2013 , The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014, Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015 and La La Land last year.
This is the first year that the ADG will present an award for animation.
The winners will be announced January 27th.
Full list of movie nominees:
Murder on the Orient Express
The Shape of Water
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Despicable Me 3
The Lego Batman Movie