2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 20, 2015) – FINAL WINNER PREDICTIONS
This seems made for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and a real opportunity to win something in the category that speaks to the director behind it. Wes Anderson should have had this years ago.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel Adam Stockhausen; Anna Pinnock
It led the nominations and they should give some wins to the film below the line including this.
2. Into the Woods Dennis Gassner; Anna Pinnock
Disney pulled out all the stops and in the end, below-the-line is where it landed. They do like their fantasy films in this category.
3. Interstellar Nathan Crowley; Gary Fettis, Paul Healy
Space stations and behind the book case.
4. Mr. Turner Suzie Davies; Charlotte Watts
Period piece with lots of sets to catch Oscar's eye.
5. The Imitation Game Maria Djurkovic
British period piece. Think "The King's Speech" type love. They could go big for the film below the line.
OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES
6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dan Hennah; Ra Vincent
A goodbye token to a beloved franchise.
7. Maleficent Dylan Cole, Gary Freeman; Lee Sandales
Fantasy film that could sneak in despite mixed reviews. Pushed by Disney. The "Alice in Wonderland" of the year?
8. Big Eyes Rick Heinrichs; Shane Vieau
Burton's films do well in this category (when they're nominated).
9. Unbroken Jon Hutman; Lisa Thompson
Prison camps, Olympic arenas. Could just be what the Oscar doctor ordered.
10. Exodus: Gods and Kings Arthur Max; Celia Bobak
Biblical epic with large scale set pieces.
11 The Theory of Everything – John Paul Kelly; Claire Nia Richards
12 Selma – Mark Friedberg; Elizabeth Keenan
13 Noah – Mark Friedberg; Nicholas DiBlasio, Debra Schutt
14 Inherent Vice – David Crank, Amy Wells
15 Snowpiercer – Ondrej Nekvasil; Beata Brendtnerovà
16 A Most Violent Year – John P. Goldsmith; Melanie J. Baker
17 Fury - Andrew Menzies; Barry Greaves
18 Birdman – Kevin Thompson
19 The LEGO Movie – Grant Freckleton
20 Foxcatcher – Jess Gonchor; Kathy Lucas
21 Get on Up – Mark Ricker; Rena DeAngelo
22 The Two Faces of January – Michael Carlin; Dominic Capon
23 The Homesman – Merideth Boswell
24 Magic in the Moonlight – Anne Seibel
25 Gone Girl – Donald Graham Burt
26 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Philip Messina
27 American Sniper – Charisse Gardenas, James J. Murakami
28 Godzilla - Owen Paterson; Elizabeth Wilcox
29 The Hundred-Foot Journey – David Gropman; Marie-Laure Valla
30 X-Men: Days of Future Past – John Myhre
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