From the USC Scripter nominees we discussed Friday the group chose 12 Years a Slave as the best adapted screenplay of the year. Since their prize goes to both the screenwriter and the original author that means John Ridley gave the acceptance speech but Solomon Northup was also a winner. He's been dead for 151 years so one wonders where his prize goes? I hope to the Faces of Solomon group.
But it wasn't all good news for the masterful slavery drama. It lost its Art Direction, Period prize to the much showier Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby. Catherine Martin, Baz's wife and creative collaborator is drowning in such prizes. She's won the ADG and the Oscar both before in this category for Moulin Rouge! (TODAY'S MUST READ: Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's creative process at the New York Times)
ADG AWARDS FILM
It's worth noting that all three of those production designers are Oscar nominated as well. They're competing against Adam Stockhausen for 12 Years a Slave and Judy Becker for American Hustle.
Television & Special Extra Film Prizes are after the jump...
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series Gemma Jackson, Game Of Thrones, Episode: “Valar Dohaeris”
Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series Jim Gloster, Veep, Episode: “Helsinki”
Television Movie or Mini-Series Howard Cummings, Behind The Candelabra
Awards, Music, or Game Shows Steve Bass, The 67th Annual Tony Awards
The Tony Awards are always winning things.
Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series Tyler Robinson, Portlandia, Episode: “Missionaries”
Short Format, Live Action Series Brian Kane, Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome, Episode: “Pilot”
Commercial, PSA, Promo, and Music Video Todd Cherniawsky, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Episode: “Epic Night Out”
Cinematic Imagery Award Martin Scorsese
Lifetime Achievement Award Rick Carter (pictured left with one of his two Oscars) whose work you know from Steven Spielberg & Bob Zemeckis films.
Hall of Fame Inductees Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva
What were your favorite art direction triumphs of the year and who would you vote for in the Oscar category?