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Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film

The Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film is one of the annual awards given by the Art Directors Guild starting from 2000.



Movies marked with a dagger (†) won the Academy Award for Best Production Design. Movies marked with a double dagger (‡) were Academy Award nominees.


Year Film Production Designer(s)
2000[1] Chocolat David Gropman
Almost Famous Clay A. Griffith
Billy Elliot Maria Djurkovic
The Perfect Storm William Sandell
Wonder Boys Jeannine Oppewall
2001[2] Amélie Aline Bonetto
Black Hawk Down Arthur Max
Ocean's Eleven Philip Messina
The Royal Tenenbaums David Wasco
The Shipping News David Gropman
2002[3] Catch Me If You Can Jeannine Oppewall
The Bourne Identity Dan Weil
The Hours Maria Djurkovic
One Hour Photo Tom Foden
Panic Room Arthur Max
2003[4] Mystic River Henry Bumstead
Kill Bill: Volume 1 David Wasco
Lost in Translation K. K. Barrett
Something's Gotta Give Jon Hutman
Under the Tuscan Sun Stephen McCabe
2004[5] The Terminal Alex McDowell
Collateral David Wasco
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Dan Leigh
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Mark Friedberg
Million Dollar Baby Henry Bumstead
2005[6] Walk the Line David J. Bomba
The Constant Gardener Mark Tildesley
Crash Laurence Bennett
Jarhead Dennis Gassner
Syriana Dan Weil
2006[7] Casino Royale Peter Lamont
Babel Brigitte Broch
The Da Vinci Code Allan Cameron
The Departed Kristi Zea
The Queen Alan MacDonald
2007[8] No Country for Old Men Jess Gonchor
The Bourne Ultimatum Peter Wenham
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Michel Eric
The Kite Runner Carlos Conti
Michael Clayton Kevin Thompson
2008[9] Slumdog Millionaire Mark Digby
Burn After Reading Jess Gonchor
Gran Torino James J. Murakami
Quantum of Solace Dennis Gassner
The Wrestler Timothy Grimes
2009[10] The Hurt Locker Karl Júlíusson
Angels & Demons Allan Cameron
The Hangover Bill Brzeski
The Lovely Bones Namoi Shohan
Up in the Air Steve Saklad


Year Film Production Designer(s)
2010[11] Black Swan Therese DePrez
127 Hours Suttirat Larlarb
The Fighter Judy Becker
The Social Network Donald Graham Burt
The Town Sharon Seymour
2011[12] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Donald Graham Burt
Bridesmaids Jefferson Sage
The Descendants Jane Ann Stewart
Drive Beth Mickle
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close K. K. Barrett
2012[13] Skyfall Dennis Gassner
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Alan MacDonald
Flight Nelson Coates
The Impossible Eugenio Caballero
Zero Dark Thirty Jeremy Hindle
2013[14] Her K. K. Barrett
August: Osage County David Gropman
Blue Jasmine Santo Loquasto
Captain Phillips Paul Kirby
The Wolf of Wall Street Bob Shaw
2014[15] Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Kevin Thompson
American Sniper James J. Murakami and Charisse Cardenas
Foxcatcher Jess Gonchor
Gone Girl Donald Graham Burt
Nightcrawler Kevin Kavanaugh
2015 The Martian Arthur Max
Ex Machina Mark Digby
Joy Judy Becker
Sicario Patrice Vermette
Spectre Dennis Gassner
2016 La La Land David Wasco
Hell or High Water Tom Duffield
Lion Chris Kennedy
Manchester by the Sea Ruth De Jong
Nocturnal Animals Shane Valentino