Yesterday, Game of Thrones won another award for season 5. The show took home the Art Directors Guild Award for art direction in a One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series, beating Downton Abbey, Gotham, The Knick and Mad Men.
Game of Thrones was nominated for its art direction in three episodes in particular- “High Sparrow,” “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and “Hardhome,” and the fine work by GoT’s team took home the prize last night.
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Production Designer Deborah Riley accepted the award on behalf of the art direction team which included the Supervising Art Directors Paul Ghirardani and Christina Moore, Art Directors Philip Elton, Hauke Richter, Iain White, Nick Wilkinson and Mark Lowry, Assistant Art Director Brendan Rankin, Graphic Desinger Jim Stanes, Concept Artists Nick Ainsworth, Peter McKinstry and Kieran Belshaw and Set Decorator Rob Cameron.
Riley has been the Production Designer on Game of Thrones since season 4 when she took over from Gemma Jackson. This isn’t the first honor she’s received for her work. She won the Emmy last year for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) for the episode, “High Sparrow.”