2019 Art Directors Guild Awards preview: Look for Oscar winner among nominees

The 23rd annual Art Directors Guild Awards take place on Saturday (Feb. 2). These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the outcome of the Best Production Design race at the Academy Awards. Over the first 22 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner has always numbered among the Adg nominees in the various genre categories.

The current Oscar frontrunner for this award, “The Favourite,” reaped a bid from the Adg in the period category as did two other nominees, “First Man” and “Roma.” The other two Academy Awards contenders — “Black Panther” and “Mary Poppins Returns” — vie for the Adg fantasy film prize.

See 2019 Art Directors Guild Awards nominations include Oscar frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther

Last year’s Oscar winner — “The Shape of Water” — first won Best Period Design from the guild. Among the other contenders for this guild prize were two other Oscar nominees: “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk.
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