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The 2017 British Film Designers Guild Awards, in pictures.

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We left this year’s British Designers Guild Awards with our feet aching from dancing, our hands sore from clapping and our heads preparing to throb in the morning, but what a fab night it was!
Pinewood heaved under the weight of film design talent as the great and the good were honoured at the 2017 BFDG Awards held at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios on Saturday the 13th of January 2018.

After a champagne reception and a chance to chat to colleagues and friends in the Hitchcock room, we made our way to the  Ballroom, which was spectacularly decorated by award winner Sonja Klaus, for a delicious meal and yet more champagne. The meal was followed by the awards which were again hosted by the charismatic and highly entertaining Peter Walpole. Peter did a fabulous job of welcoming the presenters and winners, despite not having his partner in crime Liz Griffiths on hand (who assures us she will be back soon). Scroll down to see photos of all the glamorous winners on the night.

Once all the awards had been handed out the walls of the Ballroom miraculously disappeared to reveal a dance floor, DJ and late night bar. The guests needed no convincing (ourselves included!) and were straight on the dance floor, heels thrown off with wild abandon, to dance the rest of the night away.

The photos speak for themselves but needless to say, it was a fabulous event and a wonderful time was had by all! Thanks as always to the team at the Guild who organised such a special evening and congratulations to all the winners. Let’s hope 2018 is another successful year for the British film industry and we have even more to celebrate next time.
For more details of the guild go to http://www.filmdesigners.co.uk/

Pinewood BFDG venue

Pinewood Studios’ Heatherden Hall was the perfect venue for the prestigious British Film Designers Guild Awards 2017.

BFDG awards 2017 ballroom

The ballroom at Pinewood Studios was the stunning backdrop for the awards, beautifully decorated by award winner Sonja Klaus.

Sonja Klaus and Mike Britton winners at BFDG awards 2017

Sonja Klaus and Mike Britton accept their awards for their amazing work on Taboo, winner of the BFDG 2017 award for Best Production Design on an Independent TV Drama.

Sonja Klaus and Mike Britton, Taboo

Sonja Klaus and Mike Britton, Taboo

Spotlighting new talent BFDG awards 2017 Heather Noble

The 2017 British Film Designers Guild Spotlighting New Talent winner, Heather Noble.

Alison Harvey winner BFDG awards 2017 The Crown season 2

Set Decorator Alison Harvey picks up the award for The Crown Series 2, the BFDG 2017 winner for Best Production Design on an International TV Drama.

the Golden Circle BFDG 2017 winner

The team behind The Golden Circle collect their BFDG award for Best Production Design on an International Studio Feature.

BFDG-AWARDS2017 Peter Walpole presenting

Our wonderful host for the evening, Peter Walpole.

BFDG 2017 winner Peter Francis Stella Fox Mindhorn

Peter Francis and Stella Fox pick up the award for Mindhorn, winner of the BFDG 2017 award for an Independent Feature Film.

Stella Fox, Peter Francis, Astrid Sieben BFDG award winner for Mindhorn

Stella Fox, Peter Francis and Astrid Sieben, BFDG award winners for Mindhorn.

Fiona Gavin BFDG 2017 winner for Churchill

Fiona Gavin, the Supervising Art Director on Churchill picks up her BFDG award for an Independent Feature Film-Period.

Murder on the Orient Express winners BFDG 2017

Murder On The Orient Express took home the BFDG 2017 Production Design award for an International Studio Feature.

Alan Tomkins BFDG 2017 winner Lifetime Achievement

British Film Designers Guild 2017 Lifetime Achievement award winner Alan Tomkins sent a gracious and very amusing video of thanks.

SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT 2017

Heather Noble

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017- LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME

Patrick Doherty, Production Designer, Strictly Come Dancing

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Sonja Klaus, Production Designer, Taboo

Lucienne Suren, Supervising Art Director, Taboo

Mike Britton, Set Decorator, Taboo

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Martin Childs, Production Designer, The Crown

Mark Raggett – ~Supervising Art Director, The Crown

Alison Harvey, Set Decorator, The Crown

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – PERIOD

Chris Roope, Production Designer, Churchill

Fiona Gavin, Supervising Art Director, Churchill

Neesh Ruben, Set Decorator, Churchill

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY

Peter Francis, Production Designer,  Mindhorn

Astrid Sieben, Supervising Art Director, Mindhorn

Stella Fox, Set Decorator, Mindhorn

Sally Black, Set Decorator (IOM), Mindhorn

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD

Jim Clay, Production Designer, Murder on the Orient Express

Dominic Masters, Supervising Art Director, Murder on the Orient Express

Rebecca Alleway, Set Decorator, Murder on the Orient Express

Caroline Smith, Set Decorator, Murder on the Orient Express 

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017- INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY

Darren Gilford, Production Designer, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Grant Armstrong, Supervising Art Director, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Rosemary Brandenburg, Set Decorator, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 2017 – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – FANTASY

Dennis Gassner, Production Designer, Blade Runner 2049

Paul Inglis, Supervising Art Director, Blade Runner 2049

Alessandra Querzola, Set Decorator, Blade Runner 2049

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2017

Alan Tomkins

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