Art Directors Guild and Scripter Awards

The prestigious USC Scripter award for screenwriting announced their nominees today:

  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • The Spectacular Now
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • What Maisie Knew

A couple of surprising choices there, with Spectacular Now and What Maisie Knew, and Captain Phillips has shown real strength in every single preliminary award this season. But I have to assume 12 Years a Slave is the winner here.

And the ADG chimes in with the nods for Production Design in several categories:



  • American Hustle
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave


  • Elysium
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Oblivion
  • Star Trek Into Darkness


  • August: Osage County
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Captain Phillips
  • Her
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Nice to see Llewyn Davis finally be acknowledged for something in a guild, at least for its 60's set design. My guess for the Oscar nods are 12 Years, Great Gatsby, Llewyn Davis, Her and The Hobbit.