‘Skyfall’ and Other Art Directors Guild Surprises

Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures “Skyfall,” with Daniel Craig, received a nomination from the Art Directors Guild.

The dingy carpets and heavy drapes worked: Sharon Seymour, the production designer for “Argo,” made the cut with the Art Directors Guild, which has announced its annual award nominees. Ms. Seymour made the list for period film, alongside Sarah Greenwood for “Anna Karenina,” J. Michael Riva for “Django Unchained,” Eve Stewart for “Les Misérables” and Rick Carter for “Lincoln.”

The guild also recognizes films in the fantasy and contemporary categories, making for a list that is three times as long as the Academy’s. But Oscar voters usually pick from the same pool as the experts, which means there’s a shot for movies like “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Cloud Atlas” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” (The Academy mostly chooses period and fantasy films over modern ones, but the

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