The 2017 Emmy Nominations [and Winners] for Best Production Design

The Emmy nominations for Best Production Design have been announced. Check to see if your favourite show is nominated. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 16 at 8PM EST on FXX.

Nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards for Best Production Design were announced today in Los Angeles by the Television Academy. The nomination ceremony was hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington along with Anna Chlumsky from the HBO series Veep and Shemar Moore from CBS’ S.W.A.T. Only television programs airing June 1, 2016 between May 31, 2017 were eligible to be nominated. The final round of online voting begins August 14th. For more information on how television programs are nominated and win, please click here.

The 69th Emmy Awards will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17 at 8PM EST on CBS. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 16 at 8PM EST on FXX which is when the Best Production Design Emmy Awards will be announced.

For the full list of the 2017 Emmy nominations, please click here. Check out the nominations [and winners, listed in red] for Best Production Design below.


Best Production Design Nominees

The Handmaid’s Tale / George Kraychuk / Hulu

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

The Handmaid’s Tale- Offred (Pilot)- Hulu [WINNER]

Julie Berghoff, Production Designer
Evan Webber, Art Director
Sophie Neudorfer, Set Decorator

Penny Dreadful- Perpetual Night- The Blessed Dark- Showtime

Jonathan McKinstry, Production Designer
Jo Riddell, Art Director
Philip Murphy, Set Decorator

Westworld- The Original (Pilot)- HBO

Nathan Crowley, Production Designer
Naaman Marshall, Art Director
Julie Ochipinti, Set Decorator

Westworld- The Bicameral Mind- HBO

Zack Grobler, Production Designer
Steve Christensen, Art Director
Julie Ochipinti, Set Decorator

The Young Pope- HBO

Ludovica Ferrario, Production Designer
Alexandro Maria Santucci, Art Director
Laura Casalini, Set Decorator


The Crown / Robert Viglasky / Netflix

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)

The Crown – Smoke and Mirrors – Netflix [WINNER]

Martin Childs, Production Designer
Mark Raggett, Art Director
Celia Bobak, Set Decorator

FEUD: Bette and Joan – FX Networks

Judy Becker, Production Designer
Jamie McCall, Art Director
Florencia Martin, Set Decorator

The Man In The High Castle – The Tiger’s Cave – Amazon

Drew Boughton, Production Designer
Dawn Swiderski, Art Director
Jon Lancaster, Set Decorator

Masters of Sex – Freefall – Inventory – The Pleasure Protocol – Showtime

Elizabeth H. Gray, Production Designer
Samantha Englender, Art Director
Halina Siwolop, Set Decorator

Stranger Things – Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers – Netflix

Chris Trujillo, Production Designer
William Davis, Art Director
Jess Royal, Set Decorator


VEEP / HBO

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)

The Big Bang Theory – The Dependence Transcendence – CBS

John Shaffner, Production Designer
Francoise Cherry-Cohen, Art Director
Ann Shea, Set Decorator

Grace And Frankie – The Burglary – The Gun – Netflix

Devorah Herbert, Production Designer
Ben Edelberg, Art Director
Christopher Carlson, Set Decorator

Mozart In The Jungle – Now I Will Sing – Amazon

Tommaso Ortino, Production Designer
Susanna Codognato, Art Director
Letizia Santucci, Set Decorator

Silicon Valley – Success Failure – Terms Of Service – Hooli-Con – HBO

Richard Toyon, Production Designer
Jaclyn Hauser, Art Director
Jennifer Mueller, Set Decorator

Transparent – If I Were A Bell – Amazon

Cat Smith, Production Designer
Macie Vener, Art Director
Dea Jensen, Set Decorator

Veep – Omaha – HBO [WINNER]

Jim Gloster, Production Designer
Andrew Leitch, Art Director
Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator


Saturday Night Live / NBC

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality Competition Series

Bill Nye Saves The World – Earth Is A Hot Mess – Netflix

James Pearse Connelly, Production Designer
Lydia Smyth, Art Director
Stephanie Hines Trigg, Set Decorator

Drunk History – Hamilton – Comedy Central

Chloe Arbiture, Production Designer
Monica Sotto, Art Director
Rae Deslich, Set Decorator

Portlandia – Fred’s Cell Phone Company – IFC

Schuyler Telleen, Production Designer
Katherine Isom, Set Decorator

Saturday Night Live – Host : Alec Baldwin – NBC [WINNER]

Eugene Lee, Production Designer
Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer
Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer
N. Joseph DeTullio, Production Designer

The Voice – Live Finale, Part 1 – NBC

Anton Goss, Production Designer
James Pearse Connelly, Production Designer
Zeya Maurer, Art Director
Brittany MacWhorter, Art Director
Stephanie Hines, Set Decorator


Hairspray Live! / Chris Haston / NBC

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner – TBS

John Yeck, Production Designer

74th Annual Golden Globes – NBC

Brian Stonestreet, Production Designer
John Zuiker, Art Director

Hairspray Live! – NBC [WINNER]

Derek McLane, Production Designer
Joe Celli, Art Director
Jason Howard, Set Decorator

The Oscars – ABC

Derek McLane, Production Designer
Alana Billingsley, Art Director

Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga – FOX

Bruce Rodgers, Production Designer
LeRoy Bennett, Production Designer
Shelley Rodgers, Art Director
Lindsey Breslauer, Art Director



Which television shows are you rooting for on Emmy night? I think it’s no secret I’m currently obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale.

Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental


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Posted by Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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