Christopher Nolan will receive this year’s Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild at its 19th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards. The Cinematic Imagery Award is given to those whose body of work in the film industry has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the movie-going experience. Previous recipients include Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Blake Edwards.
The Art Directors Guild states “Christopher Nolan’s body of work reflects a clear appreciation for the contribution Production Design brings to the stories he brings to life. His creative legacy is quite remarkable and it demonstrates a great love and respect for our visual medium. The teams of designers and craftspeople that he continues to bring together as a vital part of his filmmaking family are always of the highest caliber, and their work is among the most celebrated, unique and creative in our craft. Christopher Nolans films remind us over and over again why we love to go to the movies.”
Last year, the Slamdance Film Festival awarded its first-ever Founder’s Award to Christopher Nolan, and in 2010 the Visual Effects Society presented Christopher Nolan with its inaugural VES Visionary Award. Nominations for this year’s Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards will be announced on January 5, 2015. There will be winners announced in 11 competitive categories for theatrical films, television productions, commercials and music videos on January 31, 2015.