The International Press Academy announced the 25th Annual 2021 Satellite Awards winners in Motion Pictures and Television today including their ‘Best Art Direction and Production Design’ category. You can see the production design nominees and winner listed in detail below.
On some films the IPA nominates the Production Designer and the Art Director, on other films they nominate the Production Designer and the Set Decorator, and sometimes they nominate everyone. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for it. I find the titling of the production design category itself also very odd given that they don’t always nominate the art director. This particular awards body has left me underwhelmed with their knowledge on the current state of production design and I hope they change this in the future. I have not altered the listed names of the nominees or excluded anyone who should have been listed. The nominations below are directly from the International Press Academy.
The IPA selects nominees from domestic and international submissions for 36 categories, 23 Motion Picture, and 13 Television. Nominations are derived from advance screenings, film festivals worldwide, as well as consideration screeners for individual journalists, and/or sanctioned links as available by the deadline.
The Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry was awarded to Tilda Swinton this year, with the Tesla Award for Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology going to cinematographer Dick Pope. Emerald Fennell, director of Promising Young Woman, was awarded the coveted Auteur Award.
The 25th Annual 2021 Satellite Awards are held every February. For the full list of nominees, click here. If you are interested in checking out last year’s 24th Satellite Awards nominees and winner for Best Art Direction and Production Design of 2020, click here.The 25th Annual 2021 Satellite Awards Nominees and Best Production Design Winner Click To Tweet
The 25th Annual 2021 Satellite Awards Nominees for Best Art Direction and Production Design
The Midnight Sky
Production Designer: Jim Bissell
Set Decorator: John Bush
Production Designer: Grant Major
Set Decorator: Anne Kuljian
One Night in Miami
Production Designer: Barry Robinson
Additional Production Design: Page Buckner
Art Director: Mark Zuelzke
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Production Designer: Cristina Casali
Set Decorator: Charlotte Dirickx
Production Designer: Jamie Walker McCall
Set Decorator: Gene Serdena
Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
Supervising Art Director: Dan Webster
Art Director: Chris Craine
Set Decorator: Jan Pascale
For a complete list of the 25th Annual 2021 Satellite Awards nominees, click here.
Which films did you love? Which films do you feel were snubbed? As always, I’d really love to know your thoughts in the comments below.