‘American Hustle,’ ‘Her’ and ‘Great Gatsby’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

The plantations and slave shacks of the pre-Civil War South, the flapper dresses and Jazz Age excesses of the 1920s, the glitter of Hollywood in the Kennedy era, the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s and the bad hair and bellbottoms of the 1970s will be honored by the Art Directors Guild this year.

Or, at least, five films set in against those historical backdrops — “12 Years a Slave,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “American Hustle” — are among the period films nominated for their production design at the union’s 1418th annual awards.  The guild separates films into period and contemporary setting, honoring such pictures as “August: Osage County,” “Captain Phillips” and “Wolf of Wall Street” for their depictions of the more recent past or the present. It also recognizes achievement in science fiction, singling out productions such as “Elysium” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” for their visions of space and distant worlds.




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