'Hurt Locker,' 'Avatar,' 'Mad Men' win art directors' awards

hurt-locker.jpgTwo of the top contenders for best picture at the Oscars -- "The Hurt Locker" and "Avatar" -- were also named two of the best-looking films of 2009 over the weekend.

The two movies were winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday (Feb. 13). "Avatar" won for excellence in production design for a fantasy film, while "The Hurt Locker" took the honor for contemporary film. "Sherlock Holmes" was given the award for period film.

In the TV categories, "Mad Men" won for single-camera TV series, "Weeds" for half-hour single camera series, "Grey Gardens" for TV movie/miniseries and "Hell's Kitchen" for multi-camera, variety or unscripted show. The 2009 Grammy Awards won the honor for awards, music or game shows.

The night's final award, for commercials and music videos, went to an Absolut vodka ad, "In an Absolut World."

The guild also inducted three members into its Hall of Fame: Malcolm F. Brown ("The Twilight Zone," "Somebody Up There Likes Me," "The Three Musketeers"); Bob Keene, the production designer for numerous Grammy, Oscar and People's Choice award telecasts; and Ferdinando Scarfiotti (the 1994 "Love Affair," "The Last Emperor," "Daisy Miller").

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