Over the first 16 years of these kudos, the eventual Oscar champ has always been found among the nominees in the various categories.
The prizes will be handed out at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 2 with Paula Poundstone emceeing the kudos for the fourth year running.
All five Oscar nominees for Production Design are represented among the Art Directors Guild nominees. Three of them are nomininated in the Period Film category: "Anna Karenina" (Sarah Greenwood), "Les Miserables" (Eve Stewart), and "Lincoln" (Rick Carter). Rounding out that category are "Django Unchained" (J. Michael Riva) and "Argo" (Sharon Seymour).
The remaining two Oscar contenders are nominated for Fantasy Film: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (Dan Hennah) and "Life of Pi" (David Gropman). They are joined by "Cloud Atlas" (Uli Hanisch and Hugh Bateup), "The Dark Knight Rises" (Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh), and "Prometheus" (Arthur Max).
None of the five nominees for Contemporary Film are up for an Oscar this year. They are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (Alan MacDonald), "Flight" (Nelson Coates), "The Impossible" (Eugenio Cabellero), "Skyfall" (Dennis Gassner), and "Zero Dark Thirty" (Jeremy Hindle).