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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

Art Departmental’s Top 10 Best Production Design of 2011

After some long and hard deliberations I have pared down what are, in my opinion, the top 10 best production designed/art directed films of 2011. In the end, given the subjectivity of film in general,

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 2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Art Direction are…

This morning the Emmy nominations were announced and luckily there was some truly stunning television work this past year. Just because it’s on the small screen doesn’t mean it can’t be visually splendorous. The following

The Winners of the 31st Genie Awards Are…

I never imagined I’d post a pic of William Shatner ever. Last night the Genie Awards aired live in Ottawa and were hosted by William Shatner of all people. Incendies came out victorious with nine

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

OSCAR WEEK: My Top 10 Favourite Films of 2010

Just hours from now Hollywood will give out little gold men to what some consider the very best cinema has to offer. I disagree with the Academy. I will be live-tweeting the Oscars and Red

The 15th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards: The Winners Are…

The Art Director’s Guild Awards honoured excellence in the field of production design, handing out 9 awards, just moments ago at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR 2010

ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS: Which Commercial Would You Choose?

The Art Director’s Guild Awards taking place tomorrow have nominated the best in production design/art direction. Every year I always forget that they include a category for commercials and music videos. I found it interesting

The 31st Genie Award Nominations Are…

The Genie Award nominations were announced this morning. For the international readers, the Genie Awards are basically the Canadian Academy Awards. Unlike the Brits though we only nominate from within. The awards will be handed