2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 24, 2016) – FINAL
This seems to be a three-horse race between “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Danish Girl,” and “The Revenant.” With BAFTA and Critics Choice prizes in the bucket for “Mad Max,” that seems to have the edge but Focus Features has attempted relentlessly to gather more than just a Supporting Actress win for Alicia Vikander. They are “traditionally” the standard pick with a lineup like this.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE
1. "Mad Max: Fury Road" Colin Gibson, Katie Sharrock, Lisa Thompson
The sets are spectacular and this has picked up many mentions for this category so far this year. BAFTA and BFCA win.
2. "The Danish Girl" Eve Stewart; Michael Standish
Period piece from Focus Features. Gorgeous sets. It's main attraction aside from the actors.
3. "The Revenant" Jack Fisk, Hamish Purdy
The correlation between this category and Best Visual Effects seems to be screaming at pundits since "The Revenant" stands a pretty good chance of taking that category (or just sweeping the Oscars in general).
4. "Bridge of Spies" Adam Stockhausen; Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich
Court rooms, sovier meeting areas, and prisons all look spectacular.
5. "The Martian" Arthur Max; Celia Bobak, Zoltan Horvath
The science fiction blockbusters have been showing up here the past few years.
6. "Carol" Judy Becker; Heather Loeffler
Missed the Art Directors Guild. That was pretty big for this category. Will they rectify it?
7. "Brooklyn" François Séguin, Suzanne Cloutier
Every technical aspect of "Brooklyn" just sings. Its going to be a favorite and will catch the attention of many. Just needs to leap frog some bigger spectacles.
8. "The Hateful Eight" Yohei Taneda, Rosemary Brandenburg
Westerns find love in production but with one (supposed) set piece, how much will they embrace it?
9. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Rick Carter, Darren Gilford; Lee Sandales
A return to a galaxy far, far away will excite members of the technical branches, hopefully resulting in a "Star Wars" love fest below the line (if it's good).
10. "Room" Ethan Tobman, Mary Kirkland
Though it missed the Art Directors Guild, A24 has made the creation of the room a focal point of the campaign.
11 “Cinderella” – Dante Ferretti; Casey Banwel, Francesca Lo Schiavo
12 “Trumbo” – Mark Ricker, Cindy Carr
13 “Crimson Peak” – Thomas E. Sanders, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
14 “Tomorrowland” – Scott Chambliss
15 “MacBeth” – Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
16 “Suffragette” – Alice Normington, Barbara Herman-Skelding
17 “Mr. Holmes” – Martin Childs, Charlotte Watts
18 “Far from the Madding Crowd” – Kave Quinn, Niamh Coulter
19 “Sicario” – Patrice Vermitte
20 “The Assassin” – Wen-Ying Huang
21 “Jurassic World” – Edward Verreaux
22 “Ex Machina” – Mark Digby
23 “In the Heart of the Sea” – Mark Tildesley, Dominic Capon
24 “The Walk” – Naomi Shohan, Ann Victoria
25 “Legend” – Tom Conroy, Crispian Sallis
26 “Beasts of No Nation” – Inbal Weinberg, Katie Hickman
27 “The 33” – Marco Niro, Aida Rodriguez, Jorge Zambrano
28 “Joy” – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
29 “Steve Jobs” – Guy Hendriz Dyas, Doni McMillan, Gene Serdena
30 “Slow West“ – Kim Sinclair
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