Today another guild announced its nominations for 2009, and again JJ Abrams Star Trek was recognized. This time it was the Art Director’s Guild honoring Star Trek production designer Scott Chambliss. See below for more.
ADG nominates Star Trek’s Scott Chambliss
The Art Director’s Guild break their film nominations into three categories: Period film, Fantasy film, and Contemporary film. Star Trek was nominated in the Fantasy film category, here is that list of nominees (via THR).
ADG nominations for 2009 – Fantasy film
"Avatar," Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg
"District 9," Philip Ivey
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," Stuart Craig
"Star Trek," Scott Chambliss
"Where the Wild Things Are," K.K. Barrett
2009 ADG nominee Scott Chambliss on the bridge of the Enterprise
Chambliss Talks Trek Design
In September Chambliss (and other past Star Trek art directors) participated in an event put on by the ADG to talk about the history of Star Trek design. Video of that event is at ADG.org. Or you can CLICK HERE to see just the part with Chambliss.
No nod for JJ at DGA
Yesterday the Directors Guild announced their five nominees for 2009 films, but in this case the DGA did not nominate Star Trek director JJ Abrams. The five nominees were Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), and Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds). JJ was always a long-shot for the DGA, but he still has the Producer’s Guild Nomination, so it isn’t all bad.