The British Film Designers Guild Awards – pictures and winners!
Some of the UK’s most talented production designers, set decorators and other members of the art department teams gathered at Royal Horseguards Hotel London on Saturday 9th February 2019. The event was full of talented individuals who work behind the scenes to bring the Directors vision to life and in turn allow the viewer to travel on a totally immersive journey through wildly imaginative environments and historical themes.
The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns and Killing Eve were among the winners with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Production Designer Stuart Craig picking up the special award for Lifetime Achievement.
It was a pleasure for us to meet so many of the productions designers and set decorators we have interviewed for Film and Furniture.
The evening was hosted by film critic and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Kermode and was supported by Warner Brothers Productions.
The Spotlighting New Talent Award
Best Production Design – Light Entertainment TV Programme
The Chase – Production Designer: Jonathan Paul Green
Best Production Design – Independent TV Drama Including Mini Series, TV Movie or Limited Series
Killing Eve – Production Designer: Kristian Milsted, Supervising Art Director: Fabrice Spelta, Set Decorator: Libby Uppington
Best Production Design – International TV Drama Including Mini Series, TV Movie Or Limited Series
Sense8: S2 Episode 12 Together Until The End – Production Designer: Peter Walpole, Art Director: Tamara Marini, Art Director: Roberto Caruso, Set Decorator: Raffaella Giovannetti
Best Production Design – Independent Feature Film – Contemporary
The Children Act – Production Designer: Peter Francis, Supervising Art Director: Astrid Sieben, Set Decorator: Sara Wan
Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Period
Bohemian Rhapsody – Production Designer: Aaron Haye, Supervising Art Director: Stuart Kearns/ David Hindle, Set Decorator: Anna Lynch Robinson
Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Contemporary
Johnny English Strikes Again – Production Designer: Simon Bowles, Supervising Art Director: Ben Collins, Set Decorator: Liz Griffiths
Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Fantasy
Mary Poppins Returns – Production Designer: John Myhre, Supervising Art Director: Niall Moroney, Set Decorator: Gordon Sim
The Lifetime Achievement Award
The BFDG Awards was set up to recognise and to highlight the skills and creative importance of the work undertaken by the British Production Designers, Set Decorators, and their associated departments and crews. The British Film Designers Guild was established over 70 years ago and has a membership of over 400 who represent every level of the Art Department those straight from education, to heads of department: Supervising Art Director, Set Decorator and Production Designer.