Another win for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

February 16th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Benjamin ButtonNew York, Feb 16 (IANS) After winning top honours at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, Oscar favourite “Slumdog Millionaire” has won an award at the Art Directors Guild Awards.

Danny Boyle’s movie was named the Best Contemporary Film at the black-tie ceremony held at Beverly Hills Saturday. Last month the heart-warming tale of a slum boy who went to win a quiz show bagged four Gloden Globes and later it received seven BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards, reports.

Now all eyes are set on the Feb 22 Oscar ceremony as “Slumdog Millionaire” has 10 nominations.

“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” received Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, while “The Dark Knight” picked up the Fantasy Film prize at the at the Art Directors Guild Awards.

Honorary awards were also presented to production designer Paul Sylbert for Lifetime Achievement, and to iconic filmmaker George Lucas for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery at the Art Directors Guild Awards.

And five production designers were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame - Ted Haworth, Joseph McMillan Johnson, Romain Johnston, John Meehan and Harold Michelson. Mad Men, Little Britain U.S.A., John Adams and Weeds picked up awards for design excellence in television.

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