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'Avatar,' 'Star Trek': Art Directors Guild Nominations

Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, The Lovely Bones, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Hurt Locker are five of the fifteen nominated films in the Art Directors Guild's three categories for excellence in production design in 2009. The lists' most glaring absentee is Rob Marshall's elaborate musical Nine.

In the fantasy category, joining Avatar and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are Star Trek, Where the Wild Things Are, and District 9. In the period category, Inglourious Basterds is joined by Julie & Julia, Public Enemies, Sherlock Holmes, and A Serious Man. In the contemporary category, The Hurt Locker and The Lovely Bones (not “fantasy”?) are joined by The Hangover, Up in the Air, and Angels & Demons.

In addition to Nine, other films left out of the ADG's roster are Bright Star, An Education, Broken Embraces, It's Complicated, The White Ribbon, and Red Cliff.

The Art Directors Guild winners will be announced Feb. 13 at the ADG's 14th awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Special honorees include Warren Beatty, Terence Marsh, and Michael Baugh.

Period Film

A SERIOUS MAN, JESS GONCHOR

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, DAVID WASCO

JULIE & JULIA, MARK RICKER

PUBLIC ENEMIES, NATHAN CROWLEY

SHERLOCK HOLMES, SARAH GREENWOOD

 

Fantasy Film

AVATAR, RICK CARTER,
ROBERT STROMBERG

DISTRICT 9, PHILIP IVEY

HARRY POTTER & THE
HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, STUART CRAIG

STAR TREK, SCOTT CHAMBLISS

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, K.K. BARRETT

 

Contemporary Film

ANGELS & DEMONS, ALLAN CAMERON

THE HANGOVER, BILL BRZESKI

THE HURT LOCKER, KARL JULIUSSON

THE LOVELY BONES, NAOMI SHOHAN

UP IN THE AIR, STEVE SAKLAD

 

Television Movie or Mini-Series

BEN 10 ALIEN SWARM, YUDA ACCO

GREY GARDENS, KALINA IVANOV

THE PRISONER, MICHAEL PICKWOAD

         
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