–The Academy Award ‘Precursors’ are second tier awards from critics groups and professional guilds
–Hollywood observers follow ‘Precursor’ results trying to predict the Academy Award winners
–The Art Directors Guild (ADG) will hold their 2018 awards ceremony on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles
Continuing on with the seemingly endless array of ‘precursor odds’ for the Academy Awards we’ll take a look at the Art Directors Guild (ADG) which will hold their 2018 awards ceremony on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles. The ‘official’ name of the awards is the ‘ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards’. This is the 22nd annual awards presentation.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) is a labor union and a local of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). The ADG represents 2,500 film and TV professionals that comprise not only art directors but scenic/graphic artists, illustrators and set designers. The ADG was originally named the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors (SMPAD) and dates back to 1937. The group added ‘television’ to it’s name in 1967 and transitioned to its current name in 1998.
The Art Directors Guild Awards seek to “recognize excellence in production design and art direction in the film and television industries”. The ADG also maintains a ‘Hall of Fame’ to permanently enshrine the best at their craft. New members are added to the Hall of Fame annually.
Here are the 2018 Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards betting odds in both television and film:
2018 ART DIRECTORS GUILD (ADG) AWARDS BETTING ODDS
FEATURE FILM AWARDS
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘PERIOD FEATURE FILM’?
The Shape of Water: -250
The Post: +500
Darkest Hour: +650
Murder on the Orient Express: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘FANTASY FEATURE FILM’?
Blade Runner 2049: -120
Beauty and the Beast: +300
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: +500
Wonder Woman: +500
War for the Planet of the Apes: +700
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM’?
Lady Bird: +250
Get Out: +450
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: +700
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘ANIMATED FEATURE FILM’?
Cars 3: +500
The Lego Batman Movie: +500
Loving Vincent: +750
Despicable Me 3: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘ONE HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE CAMERA SERIES’?
The Crown: -105
Game of Thrones: +175
Stranger Things: +600
A Series of Unfortunate Events: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘ONE HOUR CONTEMPORARY SINGLE CAMERA SERIES’?
The Handmaid’s Tale: +100
Twin Peaks: +160
American Gods: +700
The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode 9 ‘The Bridge’): +700
Mr. Robot: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES’?
Feud: Bette and Joan: -125
Big Little Lies: +300
American Horror Story: Cult: +500
Black Mirror: +500
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘HALF HOUR SINGLE CAMERA SERIES’?
Future Man: +450
Silicon Valley: +450
Master of None: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘MULTI CAMERA SERIES’?
Will and Grace: -250
The Big Bang Theory: +450
Superior Donuts: +700
The Ranch: +750
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘SHORT FORMAT WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEO OR COMMERCIAL’?
NIKE: Equality: +150
Star Wars Battlefront II: +300
Katy Perry: +450
Apple: Bulbs: +450
TO WIN THE ADG AWARD FOR ‘VARIETY OR COMPETITION SERIES/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL’?
Saturday Night Live: -140
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show: +350
Golden Globe Awards: +500
Bill Nye Saves the World: +750