True Blood Nominated for an ADG Award

January 8, 2010 by  

The Art Directors Guild have announced their nominees for the Excellence in Production Design Awards and Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev from Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series “True Blood” has been nominated. Suzuki Ingerslev has been nominated for Season 2, Episode 5 of “True Blood — Never Let Me Go” in the category of One hour Single-Camera Television Series. The other nominees in the category are:

  • GLEE – Episode Pilot – MARK HUTMAN
  • MAD MEN – Episode: SOUVENIR – DAN BISHOP
  • PUSHING DAISIES – Episode: KERPLUNK – MICHAEL WYLIE
  • TRUE BLOOD – Episode: NEVER LET ME GO – SUZUKI INGERSLEV
  • UGLY BETTY – Episode: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MODE – MARK WORTHINGTON

The Excellence in Production Design Award are awarded to members of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) to recognize the highest achievement from within their own ranks in the area of art direction. The awards ceremonies will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Also this year Warren Beatty is the recipient of the ADG’s Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award. Terence Marsh earns the Lifetime Achievement Award and production designer Michael Baugh earns the Creative Leadership Award. The ADG is also inducting several acclaimed production designers into its Hall of Fame including Malcolm F. Brown, Bob Keene and Ferdinando Scarfiotti.

Suzuki Ingerslev a graduate from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture, she turned her attention to film and television and worked as an Assistant Art on various projects such as “Saved by the Bell,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “Mad TV” and “Days of Our Lives: Winter Heat.” Later on she became Art Director for “State of Grace,” “Tracey Takes On” and “Six Feet Under” and has had the pleasure of working with Alan Ball, Mark Wahlberg and Brian Grazer. Suzuki’s workmanship has been recognized by the Academy earning her 7 nominations for an Emmy for her various works including HBO’s “Six Feet Under”, “Shark,” and “Tracy Takes On.”

We have had the pleasure of interviewing Suzuki where she explained, in detail the complexity involved in creating the scenes and making the world of Bon Temps come alive for audiences each week on True Blood.

You can enjoy reading our exclusive, two-part interview with Suzuki by clicking here for part 1 and here for part 2. You can also view photos of the set of True Blood that Suzuki was so kind to provide for us by clicking the following links:

True Blood Nominated for Excellence in Production Design Awards Update with Comments and Photos (2009)

Behind the Scenes on True Blood with Suzuki Ingerslev

True Blood: More Exclusive Behind the Scene Photos

Congratulations to your well deserved nomination Suzuki!

SOURCES:

theenvelope.latimes.com

artdirectors.org

(Photo credit: Suzuki Ingerslev)

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  • Thank you AdoreBill. This was a great episode and it had such varied scenes in it. There was Bill and Sookie’s room, the corridors and the breakfast room at the Hotel Camilla, Godric’s Lair, the FOTS Church, the orgy at Sookie’s house etc etc etc. A well deserved nomination! Let’s hope she wins but even is she does not, a nomination is still great!

    • Hi Lizzie,

      You are so welcome! It is wonderful to see True Blood getting the recognition that it so well deserves. It is so hard to choose which episode should be nominated as all of them were great! 🙂

      • Nia

        Hi AdoreBill, Lizzie,
        You are right AdoreBill that all the epis were wonderful, but I have to admit I loved this particular one. I so enjoyed the Hotel Carmilla! So tastefully done! But then this can be said of all of True Blood!
        Actors, writers, production design…..all top notch!
        Go Team True Blood!