Over the past five years, the winner of the ADG’s period film category went on to win the Oscar in production design twice, in 2013 for The Great Gatsby and in 2014 for The Grand Budapest Hotel. The production design Oscar went to the winner of the fantasy category, Mad Max: Fury Road, in 2015. And last year, La La Land picked up the ADG prize in the category for a contemporary film on the way to winning the Oscar for production design.
This year for the first time, the ADG will present an award for feature animation.
The nominees are Cars 3, Coco, Despicable Me 3, The Lego Batman Movie and Loving Vincent.
Underscoring its move to recognize animation, ADG is also presenting its William Cameron Menzies Award to Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of Disney animated films such as The Little Mermaid and, most recently, Moana.
There are four Lifetime Achievement Award honorees.
Norm Newberry, John Moffitt, James J. Murakami and Martin Kline will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Kathleen Kennedy will be honored with the Cinematic Imagery Award. Matthew Loeb will get the Leadership Award, and production designer Michael Baugh will receive the Outstanding Creative Achievement Award. Additionally, the late Oscar-winning production designer Sir Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove) and senior illustrator and Bambi‘s concept designer Tyrus Wong will be inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame during the ceremony.
Oscar nominee Gary Oldman is among the evening’s presenters.
Presenters also include Will Arnett, Lou Diamond Phillips, Janina Gavankar, Kate Burton and Katee Sackhoff.
The complete list of ADG nominees can be found here.