'Potter,' 'Hugo,' 'Captain America' Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

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As anyone who watched James Franco's take on Oscar hosting can tell you, Hollywood award shows can be weird, weird things. Whether it's Adrien Brody planting a kiss on Halle Berry or just Ricky Gervais insulting everyone in the audience, things can get strange very fast.

But for certain awards, they don't need all the fanfare (or malice) to entice audiences; sometimes the nominees alone are enough. The Art Directors Guild awards fall squarely into this category, with their wide-ranging nominees for excellence in production design, announced last night. Where else would "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Captain America," and "Anonymous" all be nominated for something?

The announcement of the winners will be made at the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 4.

Check out the list of nominees:

Period Film

  • THE ARTIST, Production Designer: Laurence Bennett
  • HUGO, Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
  • THE HELP, Production Designer: Mark Ricker
  • ANONYMOUS, Production Designer: Sebastian Krawinkel
  • TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic

Fantasy Film

  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2, Production Designer: Stuart Craig
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
  • THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET UNICORN, Production Designer: TBD
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Production Designer: John Myhre
  • COWBOYS & ALIENS, Production Designer: Scott Chambliss

Contemporary Film

  • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
  • THE DESCENDANTS, Production Designer: Jane Anne Stewart
  • EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, Production Designer: K.K. Barrett
  • DRIVE, Production Designer: Beth Mickle
  • BRIDESMAIDS, Production Designer: Jefferson Sage

TELEVISION

One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

  • BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Episode: 21, Production Designer: Bill Groom
  • GAME OF THRONES, Episode: A Golden Crown, Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

Television Movie or Mini-Series

  • MILDRED PIERCE, Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
  • CINEMA VERITE, Production Designer: Patti Podesta
  • TOO BIG TO FAIL, Production Designer: Bob Shaw
  • THE HOUR, Production Designer: Eve Stewart
  • BLING RING, Production Designer: Robb Wilson King

Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series

  • MODERN FAMILY, Episode: Express Christmas, Production Designer: Richard Berg
  • 30 ROCK, Episode: Double-Edged Sword, Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood Teresa Mastropierro
  • WEEDS, Episode: Game-Played, Production Designer: Joseph P. Lucky
  • CALIFORNICATION, Episode: Monkey Business, Production Designer: Michael Wylie
  • NEW GIRL, Episode: Pilot, Production Designer: Jefferson D. Sage
  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Episode: Murder House, Production Designer: Mark Worthington
  • THE PLAYBOY CLUB, Episode: The Scarlet Bunny, Production Designer: Scott P. Murphy
  • PAN AM, Episode: Pilot, Production Designer: Bob Shaw

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Episode: Host Justin Timberlake, Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene And Musical Guest – Lady Gaga Lee, Leo Yoshimura, N. Joseph De Tullio
  • HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Episode: Ducky Tie, Production Designer: Stephan Olson
  • 2 BROKE GIRLS, Episode: And The Rich Peoples, Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
  • AMERICAN IDOL, Episode: Top 12 Boys Perform, Production Designer: James Yarnell
  • DANCING WITH THE STARS, Episode: Round One, Production Designer: James Yarnell

Awards, Music, or Game Shows

  • 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, Production Designer: Steve Bass
  • 68th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES, Production Designer: Brian Stonestreet
  • 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, Production Designer: Florian Wieder
  • 63rd ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS, Production Designer: Steve Bass
  • IT’S WORTH WHAT?, Best Buds, Production Designer: John Ivo Gille
  • ACTIVISION: CALL OF DUTY, Episode: Modern Warfare 3, Production Designer: Neil Spisak
  • VICTORIA’S SECRET, Episode: Red, Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft
  • AUDI A8, Episode: The Art of Progress, Production Designer: Marcos Lutyens
  • CHEVY VOLT, Episode: Discovery, Production Designer: Jeremy Reed
  • JIM BEAM, Episode: Parallels, Production Designer: Christopher Glass

Commercials and Music Videos

  • ACTIVISION: CALL OF DUTY, Episode: Modern Warfare 3, Production Designer: Neil Spisak
  • VICTORIA’S SECRET, Episode: Red, Production Designer: Jeffrey Beecroft
  • AUDI A8, Episode: The Art of Progress, Production Designer: Marcos Lutyens
  • CHEVY VOLT, Episode: Discovery, Production Designer: Jeremy Reed
  • JIM BEAM, Episode: Parallels, Production Designer: Christopher Glass