It’s not as glamorous as the Golden Globes, the SAGs or even the Critics Choice Movie Awards, but the Art Directors Guild Awards are important in their own right. Not only do they honor those who make the movies and television programs we watch beautiful to look at it, but knowing the winners from this guild are the key to winning your Oscar office pool. I’m going out on a limb and predicting Les Miserables takes the Oscar in Art Direction in a few months. Just sayin ;)

If you’ve ever tried predicting winners in the Art Direction or other non high-profile categories, you simply resort to the guessing game. We’ve all been there. Why not increase your odds of winning your Oscar pool by doing a little due diligence. Check out the nominations from the 17th annual Art Directors Guild awards below. Not only do they honor remarkable work in film, but also in television and advertising. The winners will be handed out in a ceremony hosted by comedian Paula Poundstone on February 2, in Beverly Hills.

2013 Art Directors Guild Nominations – Film

Period Film

  • Anna Karenina – Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
  • Argo – Sharon Seymour
  • Django Unchained – J. Michael Riva
  • Les Miserables – Eve Stewart
  • Lincoln – Rick Carter

Fantasy Film

  • Cloud Atlas – Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup
  • Life of Pi – David Gropman
  • Prometheus – Arthur Max
  • The Dark Knight Rises – Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dan Hannah

Contemporary Film

  • Flight – Nelson Coates
  • Skyfall – Dennis Gassner
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Alan MacDonald
  • The Impossible – Eugenio Caballero
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Jeremy Hindle

2013 Art Directors Guild Nominations – Television

One-Hour Single Camera Television Series

  • Boardwalk Empire – Episode: Resolution – Bill Groom
  • Downton Abbey – Episode: Christmas Special – Donal Woods
  • Game of Thrones – Episode: The Ghost of Harrenhal – Gemma Jackson
  • Homeland – Episode: The Choice – John D. Kretschmer
  • The Newsroom – Episode: We Just Decided To – Richard Hoover

Episode of a Half-Hour Single-Camera Television Series

  • Community – Episode: Pillows and Blankets – Denise Pizzini
  • Girls – Episode: Pilot – Judy Becker
  • Modern Family – Episode: Mistery Date – Richard Berg
  • Parks and Recreation – Episode: Soda Tax – Ian Phillips
  • The New Normal – Episode: Sofa’s Choice – Tony Fanning

Television Movie or Mini-Series

  • American Horror Story: Asylum – Episode: I am Anne Frank, Part 2 – Mark Worthington
  • Game Change – Michael Corenblith
  • Hatfields and McCoys – Derek R. Hill
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn – Geoffrey Kirkland
  • Mockingbird Lane – Michael Wylie

Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety or Unscripted Series

  • 2 Broke Girls – Episode: And the Silent Partner – Glenda Rovello
  • Democratic National Convention – Bruce Rodgers
  • How I Met Your Mother – Episode: The Magicians Code Part 1 – Stephan Olson
  • Saturday Night Live – Episode: Mick Jagger Hosts – Keith Raywood
  • The Voice – Anton Goss, James Pearse Connelly

Awards, Music or Game Shows

  • 84th Annual Academy Awards – John Myhre
  • Grammy Nomination Concert Live – Matthew Russell
  • Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show – Bruce Rodgers
  • The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Steve Bass
  • 49th Annual American Music Awards – Joe Stewart

2013 Art Directors Guild Nominations – Misc

Commercials and Music Videos

  • Budweiser – The Return of the King – Jason Hamilton
  • Macy’s – Dream – Carlos A. Menendez
  • Nike – Fast Is Faster – Tino Schaedler
  • Nike + – Game on World – James Chinlund
  • X-Box – Halo 4 Commissioning – Christopher Glass