The International Press Academy announced the 22nd Annual Satellite Awards winners in Motion Pictures and Television this week, along with naming VFX luminary Robert Legato as the 2017 Tesla Award recipient and multi-talented writer/actor/director Greta Gerwig, director of Lady Bird, as this year’s Auteur honoree.
The 2017 Tesla recipient Robert Legato follows John Toll. Legato is a three-time Academy Award winner whose deft atmospheric command of Visual Effects can be seen in movies as diverse as The Jungle Book to Hugo, as well as in iconic films such as Titanic.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk joined The Shape of Water, Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, The Big Sick, I, Tonya, God’s Own Country, Call Me by Your Name, and Mudbound in the category of Best Picture with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri winning the “Major” category and God’s Own Country winning the “Independent” category.
The Satellite Awards is an award ceremony honoring artistic excellence in the areas of the year’s Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, and New Media, presented by the International Press Academy. The IPA selects nominees from domestic and international submissions for 32 categories: 19 Motion Picture and 13 Television. Nominations are derived from advance screenings, film festivals worldwide (BAFTA, Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, TIFF, etc), as well as consideration screeners and/or sanctioned links as available by the deadline.
The 22nd Satellite Awards will took place on February 11, 2018. For the full list of winners, click here.
2017 Satellite Awards Nominations for Best Production Design
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
Supervising Art Director: Paul Inglis
Set Decorator: Alessandra Querzola
Production Designer: Nathan Crowley
Supervising Set Decorator: Gary Fettis
Set Decorator: Emmanuel Delis
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: Paul D. Austerberry
Art Director: Nigel Churcher
Production Designer: Rusty Smith
Art Director: Chris Craine
Set Decorator: Leonard R. Spears
Production Designer: Stefania Cella
Supervising Art Director: Kimberley Zaharko
Production Designer: Mark Tildesley
Supervising Art Director: Denis Schnegg
Set Decorator: Véronique Melery
For a full list of the 2017 Satellite Awards nominees and winners, click here.
How do you feel about the The Shape of Water winning Best Production Design at the Satellite Awards? Which films do you think were snubbed? Which nominees were you rooting for? As always, I’d really love to know your thoughts in the comments below.
Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental
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