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Life of Pi wins Art Directors Guild Awards

The Oscar-nominated film was among honourees including ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Anna Karenina’

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“Anna Karenina,” “Life of Pi” and “Skyfall” won the 17th Art Directors Guild Awards in a feature film on Saturday evening at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Sarah Greenwood won in the period film category for “Anna Karenina,” while David Gropman won for fantasy film for “Life of Pi.” Dennis Gassner won in the contemporary film category for “Skyfall.”

On the television side, Gemma Jackson won the award for one-hour single-camera TV series for “The Ghost of Harrenhal” episode of “Game of Thrones,” while Mark Worthington won the honour for television movie or miniseries for the “I Am Anne Frank, Part 2” installment of “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

Judy Beck earned the ADG award for half-hour single-camera TV series for the pilot of “Girls,”and Keith Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph DeTullio won for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series for the Mick Jagger installment of “Saturday Night Live.”

In the awards, music or game showcategory, John Myhre won for “The 84th Annual Academy Awards.” Christopher Glass received the ADG award in the commercial, PSA, promo and music video category for the “Halo 4 Commissioning” episode of “X-Box.”

Herman Zimmerman, who didn’t attend due to illness, received the lifetime achievement award, while the production designers behind the James Bond franchise including Sir Ken Adams, Peter Lamont, Allan Cameron and Dennis Gassner were honoured for cinematic imagery. Hall of Fame inductees were Preston Ames, Richard MacDonald and Edward Stephenson.