The 2024 Best Production Design Oscar | Complete List of Oscar Nominees & Winners

The 96th Academy Awards highlighted the resilience of the film industry after a tumultuous year, celebrating outstanding achievements in production design, cinematography, costume design, and visual effects.

The 2024 Best Production Design Oscar has been handed out for another year. The 96th Academy Awards, held yesterday, March 10, 2024, at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was a dazzling reminder of what we have lost after a year of strikes and complete film industry annihilation and what we need to fight for as an industry. The Oscars celebrated the finest performances and the creative and technical mastery behind the year’s top films. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony shone a global spotlight on the intricate art and craft of production design, costume design, visual effects, and cinematography, highlighting the industry’s visual storytelling prowess.

The film Poor Things emerged as a standout in the design categories, securing both the Best Production Design and Best Costume Design awards. The film’s distinct Victorian-inspired aesthetic, a result of the collaborative efforts of production designer James Price, set decorator Shona Heath, and costume designer Holly Waddington, was a visual feast that left a lasting impression on the Academy and the audience alike. This victory was a testament to the meticulous attention to detail and the unique world-building that went into the film’s creation.

Oppenheimer, a film that dominated the night with a total of seven Oscars, was also lauded for its exceptional visuals. The film’s win in the Best Cinematography category, attributed to Hoyte van Hoytema’s brilliant work, demonstrated his ability to capture the intense and dramatic essence of the historical narrative. It should be noted that the precision with which production designer Ruth De Jong recreated the mid-20th century settings and Claire Kaufman’s meticulous set decoration were instrumental in the film’s success, even though Poor Things ultimately edged them out for the top honour in production design.

Not to be overlooked, Barbie made a splash in the design category with their nomination in the tight race. While it didn’t clinch the production design award, its vibrant and imaginative aesthetic, brought to life by production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer, earned significant praise. Jacqueline Durran’s costume design for Barbie was another highlight, showcasing a playful and nostalgic approach that resonated with audiences and critics alike.

In the realm of visual effects, Godzilla Minus One won a much-earned victory in their underdog story in one of the best moments of the night. In a rare moment for this category, a Japanese film with the tiniest visual effects budget by any standard took home the award after working for years to create their little Godzilla movie that could.

The evening wasn’t just about the awards but also about celebrating the craft of filmmaking itself. The Oscars stage became a platform not only for honouring the best performances and films but also for showcasing the collaborative effort behind each movie’s visual and auditory splendour. From intricate set designs to innovative costumes, the 2024 Oscars honoured the artisans and craftspeople whose work often serves as the backbone of cinematic storytelling, reminding us that movie magic is as much about the visionary artists behind the scenes as it is about the stars in front of the camera.

For a detailed list of all the winners and highlights from the 2024 Oscars, scroll below.

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The 2024 Best Production Design Oscar Nominees and Winner

BARBIE

Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
Set Decorator: Katie Spencer

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Production Designer: Jack Fisk
Set Decorator: Adam Willis

NAPOLEON

Production Designer: Arthur Max
Set Decorator: Elli Griff

OPPENHEIMER

Production Designer: Ruth De Jong
Set Decorator: Claire Kaufman

POOR THINGS   **WINNER**

Production Designer: James Price and Shona Heath
Set Decorator: Zsuzsa Mihalek


The 2024 Best Production Design Oscar Speech


The Complete List of 2024 Academy Awards Nominees and Winners

Best Picture

AMERICAN FICTION
Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson, Producers

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers

BARBIE
David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers

THE HOLDOVERS
Mark Johnson, Producer

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers

MAESTRO
Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

OPPENHEIMER WINNER
Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers

PAST LIVES
David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers

POOR THINGS
Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
James Wilson, Producer


Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper in MAESTRO

Colman Domingo in RUSTIN

Paul Giamatti in THE HOLDOVERS

Cillian Murphy in OPPENHEIMER  WINNER

Jeffrey Wright in AMERICAN FICTION


Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown in AMERICAN FICTION

Robert De Niro in KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Robert Downey Jr. in OPPENHEIMER  WINNER

Ryan Gosling in BARBIE

Mark Ruffalo in POOR THINGS


Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in NYAD

Lily Gladstone in KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Sandra Hüller in ANATOMY OF A FALL

Carey Mulligan in MAESTRO

Emma Stone in POOR THINGS  WINNER


Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt in OPPENHEIMER

Danielle Brooks in THE COLOR PURPLE

America Ferrera in BARBIE

Jodie Foster in NYAD

Da’Vine Joy Randolph in THE HOLDOVERS  WINNER


Animated Feature Film

THE BOY AND THE HERON  WINNER
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

ELEMENTAL
Peter Sohn and Denise Ream

NIMONA
Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary

ROBOT DREAMS
Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal


Cinematography

EL CONDE
Edward Lachman

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Rodrigo Prieto

MAESTRO
Matthew Libatique

OPPENHEIMER  WINNER
Hoyte van Hoytema

POOR THINGS
Robbie Ryan


Costume Design

BARBIE
Jacqueline Durran

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Jacqueline West

NAPOLEON
Janty Yates and Dave Crossman

OPPENHEIMER
Ellen Mirojnick

POOR THINGS   WINNER
Holly Waddington


Directing

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Justine Triet

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Martin Scorsese

OPPENHEIMER  WINNER
Christopher Nolan

POOR THINGS
Yorgos Lanthimos

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Jonathan Glazer


Documentary Feature Film

BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT
Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek

THE ETERNAL MEMORY
Maite Alberdi

FOUR DAUGHTERS
Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha

TO KILL A TIGER
Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL  WINNER
Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath


Documentary Short Film

THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING
Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic

THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK
John Hoffman and Christine Turner

ISLAND IN BETWEEN
S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP   WINNER
Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó
Sean Wang and Sam Davis


Film Editing

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Laurent Sénéchal

THE HOLDOVERS
Kevin Tent

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Thelma Schoonmaker

OPPENHEIMER  WINNER
Jennifer Lame

POOR THINGS
Yorgos Mavropsaridis


International Feature Film

IO CAPITANO
Italy

PERFECT DAYS
Japan

SOCIETY OF THE SNOW
Spain

THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Germany

THE ZONE OF INTEREST   WINNER
United Kingdom


Makeup and Hairstyling

GOLDA
Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue

MAESTRO
Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell

OPPENHEIMER
Luisa Abel

POOR THINGS  WINNER
Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston

SOCIETY OF THE SNOW
Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé


Music (Original Score)

AMERICAN FICTION
Laura Karpman

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
John Williams

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Robbie Robertson

OPPENHEIMER  WINNER
Ludwig Göransson

POOR THINGS
Jerskin Fendrix


Music (Original Song)

“The Fire Inside” from FLAMIN’ HOT
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“I’m Just Ken” from BARBIE
Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

“It Never Went Away” from AMERICAN SYMPHONY
Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson

“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Music and Lyric by Scott George

“What Was I Made For?” from BARBIE  WINNER
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell


Production Design

BARBIE
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis

NAPOLEON
Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff

OPPENHEIMER
Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman

POOR THINGS   WINNER
Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek


Short Film (Animated)

LETTER TO A PIG
Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter

NINETY-FIVE SENSES
Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess

OUR UNIFORM
Yegane Moghaddam

PACHYDERME
Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius

WAR IS OVER! INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN & YOKO  WINNER
Dave Mullins and Brad Booker


Short Film (Live Action)

THE AFTER
Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham

INVINCIBLE
Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE
Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk

RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR   WINNER
Wes Anderson and Steven Rales


Sound

THE CREATOR
Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic

MAESTRO
Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

OPPENHEIMER
Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O’Connell

THE ZONE OF INTEREST  WINNER
Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn


Visual Effects

THE CREATOR
Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould

GODZILLA MINUS ONE   WINNER
Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould

NAPOLEON
Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

AMERICAN FICTION  WINNER
Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson

BARBIE
Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach

OPPENHEIMER
Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan

POOR THINGS
Screenplay by Tony McNamara

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Written by Jonathan Glazer


Writing (Original Screenplay)

ANATOMY OF A FALL  WINNER
Screenplay – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari

THE HOLDOVERS
Written by David Hemingson

MAESTRO
Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer

MAY DECEMBER
Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik

PAST LIVES
Written by Celine Song


The 2024 Best Production Design Oscar Speech


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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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