Slumdog Millionaire named best contemporary film at Art Directors Guild Awards

February 16th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Danny Boyles Slumdog Millionaire has been named the Best Contemporary Film at the Art Directors Guild Awards.

The film, which tracks the story of an 18-year-old slum boy from rags to riches, has already triumphed the Golden Globes and Baftas, and has been nominated in 10 categories at the Oscars.

Other big winners at the awards night were The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and The Dark Knight, reports Contactmusic.

Brad Pitt starrer Curious Case Of Benjamin Button walked away with the gong for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, while Heath Ledgers Dark Knight picked up the Fantasy Film prize.

Production Designer Paul Sylbert was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement, and iconic filmmaker George Lucas was honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. (ANI)

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