Interstellar1

Best Production Design NomineesThe Oscar for Best Production Design recognizes achievement in art direction. Since 1947, the award has been shared with both a film’s production designer and set decorator. Aside from the acting, directing, and musical compositions within a film, the production design and set decoration most help illuminate the visual image depicted on the screen. The following is my Oscars ballot for this category, Best Production Design:

WINNER: Nathan Crowley & Gary Fettis (Interstellar)

  1. Adam Stockhausen & Anna Pinnock (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  1. Dennis Gassner & Anna Pinnock (Into the Woods)
  1. Suzie Davies & Charlotte Watts (Mr. Turner)
  1. Maria Djurkovic & Tatiana Macdonald (The Imitation Game)

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling NomineesThe Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling is given to a particular film with—you guessed it—the best makeup and hairstyling. The category was created in 1981 after the Academy received numerous complaints from those enraged with the fact that 1980’s The Elephant Man was to go un-honored for its exemplary makeup work. Each year since, only three films receive nominations in this category, with exceptions only being made in the early 1980s, when the award was first created, 1999, and 2002. The following is my Oscars ballot for this category, Best Production Design:

WINNER: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou & David White (Guardians of the Galaxy)

  1. Bill Corso & Dennis Liddiard (Foxcatcher)
  1. Frances Hannon & Mark Coulier (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
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