After getting 10 nominations in Oscars, “Slumdog Millionaire” has added another feather to its cap by winning Best Contemporary Film at the Art Directors Guild Award at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This story of a Mumbai slum-dweller winning against all odds has already won top honours at the Golden Globes and BAFTA.
“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” bagged Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, “The Dark Knight” got the Fantasy Film prize at the Art Directors Guild Awards.
Production designer Paul Sylbert was honored with for Lifetime Achievement and filmmaker George Lucas for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. Five production designers, Ted Haworth, Joseph MCMillan Johnson, Romain Johnston, John Meehan and Harold Michelson were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame this year. John Adams and Weeds set designers of Mad Men and Little Britain USA got the awards for design and excellence in television.