Category: Oscars

The 2018 Academy Award Nominations: Complete List

Here’s a look at the 2018 complete Oscars list of Academy Award nominations including Best Production Design and some rants and raves about the nominees.

INTERVIEW: Ethan Tobman discusses his process on the film ‘Room’

Ethan Tobman, Production Designer of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Room’ gives us an inside look on how he designed the film.

INTERVIEW: Production Designer Maria Djurkovic and Set Decorator Tatiana Macdonald on The Imitation Game

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Art Directors Guild Oscar Panel in Los Angeles which included all of the Oscar-nominated production designers and set decorators this year. I was able to get in

[UPDATED WITH WINNERS] OSCARS 2014 COMPLETE LIST: The 86th Academy Award Nominations are…

At 8:30am EST on January 16th, the Academy Award nominees were announced. This year’s ceremony will take place on March 2nd in Hollywood, hosted by the lovely and talented Ellen DeGeneres. BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

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Dante Ferretti’s 2012 Best Art Direction Oscar Speech

Dante Ferretti was the only winner to thank his crew, let alone any below-the-line crew last night. Films get made on the backs of their crew and I was so pleased to see that Dante

The 84th Academy Award Nominations [and Winners] are…

. [UPDATED FEB 26th: Winners listed with an * in red below] At 8:30am EST this morning the Academy Award nominees were announced. Hugo led with 11 nominations followed by The Artist with 10. Noticeable

The Academy Award for Best Art Direction goes to… Alice in Wonderland?

Thumbs down. Thumbs way down. Down, buried in the grave yard of dead art direction down. Wonderland is where art direction goes to die. Robert Stromberg thinks he’s a) funny or b) cute by putting

The 83rd Academy Award Nominations Are…

The Academy Award nominations were announced live this morning at 8:37am ET. I was going to post this earlier but to say I was a bit shocked by some of the nominations would be an

How to Judge Best Art Direction

EDIT: The video discussed is no longer available so it has been replaced with a similar video. 05/15/17 Production Designer, Jim Bissell, explains with great insight what makes great production design and highlights the movies