The 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations Announced for Best Production Design

The 45th 2019 Saturn Awards nominations for Best Production Design were announced today with a ceremony to be held in September.

The 45th 2019 Saturn Awards nominations, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions, were announced today.  A beloved event for many of Hollywood’s top creative talent, the awards show will be available for the first time ever to global fans via a streaming partner, to be announced shortly. All 2019 Saturn Awards winners will be unveiled at the official ceremony on Friday, the 13th of September at the historic Avalon Theater in Los Angeles.

Leading the way with 14 Saturn Award film nominations is Marvel/Walt Disney Studio’s Avengers: Endgame, and Walt Disney Studio’s Aladdin in second place with nine. For television and streaming, HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with nine nominations, with The Haunting of Hill House and The Walking Dead following second with six nominations each. As a studio overall, Disney leads with 44 nominations among 12 film and television projects across its various companies, Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Disney Channel.

As part of the show’s revitalization in 2019, the Saturn Awards has moved from its traditional June date to Friday the 13th of September. To accommodate this change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations is based on a 16-month eligibility period, which includes projects publicly released from March 1, 2018 through July 7, 2019. The 46th annual Saturn Awards will be held at the end of summer/early fall 2020 and will resume a 12-month eligibility period.

Since 1973, the Saturn Awards honor the very best in science-fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment and is the official award presentation of the non-profit Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Recent past winners include Black Panther, The Shape of Water, Get Out, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Danai Gurira, Ryan Coogler, The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tom Holland and Chloe Grace Moretz, among many others.

For the complete list of the 2019 Saturn Awards nominations on the official site, click here. Check out the Saturn Awards nominees for Best Production Design below.

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2019 Saturn Awards Best Production Design Nominations


Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Designer: Bill Brzeski


Universal Pictures
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong


Walt Disney Studios
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs


Walt Disney Studios                                   
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson


Well Go USA
Production Designer: Horace Ma Gwong-Wing

Mary Poppins Returns

Walt Disney Studios                                         
Production Designer: John Myhre

Avengers: Endgame

Marvel / Walt Disney Studios
Production Designer: Charles Wood

What do you think of the 2019 Saturn Awards nominations for Best Production Design? It’s an interesting year for the Saturn Awards to have a 16-month window for nominees. It’s a great opportunity to take a second look at film’s like Aquaman and Us. I look forward to seeing Shadow. I’d love to know your thoughts on the nominations in the comments below.


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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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