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Art Directors Guild Awards recognise Skyfall and Anna Karenina

Skyfall

Story by Jack Foley

JAMES Bond movie Skyfall and Joe Wright period epic Anna Karenina have both been recognised by The Art Directors Guild at their 17th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony.

Held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the ceremony saw Skyfall awarded in the contemporary film category.

The entire Bond franchise was also honoured with the Cinematic Imagery Award in its 50th anniversary year.

Sir Ken Adam, Allan Cameron, Peter Lamont and Dennis Gassner (who also accepted the award for Skyfall) were among the honorees.

Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, triumphed in the highly contested category of best production design in a period film, where it competed against Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Lincoln.

Upon accepting the honor, Sarah Greenwood thanked director Wright for the “mad visions he keeps getting me to help him along with”. She has collaborated with him since 2005’s Pride & Prejudice.

Ang Lee’s Life of Pi won in the fantasy film category, beating the likes of Cloud Atlas, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. David Gropman accepted the award.

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