2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Production Design

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

(UPDATED: JUNE 23, 2015)

Is this category made for Walt Disney Pictures?  They have strong contenders with “Bridge of Spies,” “Cinderella,” and “Tomorrowland.”  “Carol” could do well in the techs as could “In the Heart of the Sea.”

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. "Cinderella"

Dante Ferretti
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Disney backing. The kind of film that this category rewards.
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2. "Carol"

Judy Becker
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Period piece. Haynes films are always visual eye candy.
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3. "Bridge of Spies"

Adam Stockhausen
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Disney backing. Period piece. Spielberg film.
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4. "Pan"

Aline Bonetto
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Peter Pan films have big, elaborate sets.
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5. "MacBeth"

Fiona Crombie
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Shakespeare film. Looks stunning on an aesthetic level.

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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. "In the Heart of the Sea"

Mark Tildesley
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Could be the visual film of the year that sweeps the techs.
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7. "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Colin Gibson
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Because those cars and sets were just awesome.
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8. "The Revenant"

Jack Fisk
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With natural light, and lots of the film shot outside, this doesn't sound super likely but we need to see more.
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9. "Tomorrowland"

Scott Chambliss
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One aspect that the film doesn't falter are the set pieces. Really gorgeous.
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10. "The Danish Girl"

Eve Stewart
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Period piece by Tom Hooper.

ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Rick Carter & Darren Gilford

12 “Suffragette” – Alice Norrington

13 “The Hateful Eight” – Yohei Taneda

14 “Ex Machina” – Mark Digby

15 “Brooklyn” – Francois Seguin

16 “Black Mass” – Stefania Cella

17 “Tulip Fever” – Simon Elliott

18 “The Martian” – Arthur Max

19 “Genius” – Mark Digby

20 “I Saw the Light” – Unknown

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21 “Sicario” – Patrice Vermette

22 “Mr. Holmes” – Martin Childs

23 “Freeheld” – Jane Musky

24 “Steve Jobs” – Guy Hendrix Dyas

25 “Spectre” – Dennis Gassner

26 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2″ – Philip Messina

27 “Trumbo” – Mark Ricker

28 “Victor Frankenstein” – Eve Stewart

29 “Jurassic World” – Ed Verreaux

30 “A Bigger Splash” – Maria Djurkovic

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