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Dante Ferretti’s Best Art Direction Oscar Speech

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Tom Hanks hands husband and wife team, Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo their Oscars for Best Art Direction.

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Dante Ferretti was the only winner to thank his crew, let alone any below-the-line crew. Films get made on the backs of their crew and I was so pleased to see that Dante respects his crew enough to thank them. It was lovely to see him win his 3rd Oscar for his staggering work on Hugowhich topped my list for best production design this past year. For once the Academy had it right.

For a list of all the nominees and winners of the 84th Academy Awards, click here.

Below is Dante Ferretti’s acceptance speech: Continue reading

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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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