Best Production Design of 2010

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Awards season this year is well under way and I wanted to update you readers as to the results thus far on the Best Production Design of 2010. It’s been a pretty interesting year with nominees spanning the gamut of genres. If they were all period or sci-fi films I think I’d lose it. It’s time to reward great design in collaboration with great research and not just great research in the absence of all else.

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“Inception”

The Awards Go To…

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SATELLITE AWARDS

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  • “Alice in Wonderland” – Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara
  • “Black Swan” - Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
  • “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” – Marie-Hélène Sulmoni and Philippe Cord’homme
  • “I Am Love” – Francesca Balestra Di Mottola and Monica Sironi
  • “Inception” - Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat
  • “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” – Marcus Rowland, Nigel Churcher and Odetta Stoddard
  • “Shutter Island” – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo

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BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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  • “Alice in Wonderland” - Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara
  • “Black Swan” - Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
  • “Inception” - Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech” - Eve Stewart and Judy Farr
  • “True Grit” - Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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“Inception” - Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat

Runner Up: “The King’s Speech” - Eve Stewart and Judy Farr

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NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW- USA- AWARDS

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“Shutter Island” – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo

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“Shutter Island”

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So what do you think of the nominations and wins so far? Do you agree with the mad “Inception” love?

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Rose XO.

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One response to “Best Production Design of 2010

  1. bibi

    funny how movies that get nominated for design are always big big budget ones. you couldnt find an indie movie with cool/original (or whatever) decor sneak up in a way like hurt locker did. and none of these films really take risks or aspire to be high art or different. this is also due to general census on types of movies being made and what the director wants, i guess i just am SO much more into NEW images, tim burtons, tarsems, ridley scotts, wes andersons all this other stuff most seems so boring.

    alice in wonderland was such a mess in every way they seem to just have thrown it in for the novelty factor and inception omg YAWN. shit looked like 5 star hotels with a mandarin oriental yoga retreat thrown in (asian guys house). enourmous abandoned buildings close to sea? planet of the apes, A.I!!!, matrix give me a break. and i LOVE nolan but they couldve gone soo much further. it was all in the mind damit OPEN CANVAS and you show us PARIS? bitch please.

    i am love had great COSTUME and FOOD, decor was down to location. they should nominate it for best main course in a movie (and the award goes to shrimp soup – i am love).
    black swan looks good, theres short video interview with prod designer on youtube somewhere, stylish, different, decided to use black and white exclusively in many places. so beautiful.
    or give us a beautiful dirty movie, like um, fight club? SEVEN!

    also, why do historical dramas always get nominated? i havent seen kings speech but i remember when young victoria got nom. and sherlock holmes. its like “WELL DONE GUYS WE REALLY BELIEVED WE WERE IN 1854″. wtf i dont think it deserves THAT much credit, its mainly in exercise in historical ACCURACY- photographic representation, almost DOCUMENTARY. why do they deserve mentions for accurately building queen vickys palace, bitch you have FOTOS/PAINTINGS TO GO BY!

    ok sorry for ranting but i dont have anyone to talk to about set design :S

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