Congratulations are in order for Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig and his team.
Over in Beverley Hills last night he took home a much deserved prize in the fantasy film category at the prestigious Art Directors Guild awards for ‘Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film in 2011′, for his work on Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Update: The brilliant people behind the Harry Potter films were also recognised by the Guild with a special award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery! The press release names David Heyman, David Barron, Chris Columbus, Alfonso cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates, Steve Kloves, Michael Goldenberg, Stuart Craig, Neil Lamont, Stephanie McMillan and JK Rowling as the recipients.
This should boost the film’s chances in this category at the Oscars in a couple of weeks time, although it faces tough competition from the other big ADG winner, Hugo.
Although veteran Craig has won three Oscars in the past (1982, 1988 and 1996), none of them have been for Harry Potter even though his work is probably the standout feature of the whole production. We hope that can finally change!
The full list of ADG winners for the feature film section is below. You can also see the TV winners right here.
Hugo (Production Designer: Dante Ferretti)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Production Designer: Stuart Craig)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt)