2018 Oscar Predictions –

PRODUCTION DESIGN

(UPDATED – JUNE 2, 2017)

The Current War
*FIRST LOOK* Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison CR: The Weinstein Co.

The period pieces are always safe bets this early with “The Current War,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Shape of Water” in play.  Fantasy and space films can also make their way as we await the first looks at “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”  Let’s await the beauty of the designs that the year will offer.

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    AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. "Darkest Hour" (Focus Features)
    Sarah Greenwood

  2. "The Current War" (The Weinstein Company)
    Jan Roelfs

  3. "Blade Runner 2049" (Warner Bros.)
    Dennis Gassner

  4. "Mudbound" (Netflix)
    David J. Bomba

  5. "The Shape of Water" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Paul D. Austerberry

  6. THE NEXT FIVE:

  7. "Phantom Thread" (Focus Features)
    Mark Tildesley

  8. "The Beguiled" (Focus Features)
    Anne Ross

  9. "The Glass Castle" (Lionsgate)
    Sharon Seymour

  10. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Walt Disney Pictures)
    Rick Heinrichs

  11. "Wonder Wheel" (Amazon Studios)
    Santo Laquasto

  12. TOP-TIER CONTENDERS:

  13. "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Judy Becker

  14. "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (EuropaCorp)
    Hugues Tissandier

  15. "Mute" (Netflix)
    Gavin Bocquet

  16. "Mary Magdalene" (Universal Pictures)
    Fiona Crombie

  17. "Wonderstruck" (Amazon Studios)
    Mark Friedberg

  18. "Detroit" (Annapurna Pictures)
    Jeremy Hindle

  19. "Dunkirk" (Warner Bros.)
    Nathan Crowley

  20. "The Greatest Showman" (20th Century Fox)
    Nathan Crowley

  21. "The Death of Stalin" (IFC Films)
    Cristina Casali

  22. "Goodbye Christopher Robin" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Tim Blake, Katie Money

  23. ALSO IN CONTENTION:

  24. "Victoria and Abdul" (Focus Features)
    Sarah Finlay, Adam Squires

  25. "The Dark Tower" (Sony Pictures)
    Christopher Glass

  26. "Untitled Steven Spielberg Film" (20th Century Fox)
    TBA

  27. "Marshall" (Open Road)
    Richard Hoover

  28. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (Sony Pictures)
    Owen Paterson

  29. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (Marvel Studios)
    Scott Chambliss

  30. "Thor: Ragnarok" (Marvel Studios)
    Dan Hennah

  31. "Suburbicon" (Paramount Pictures)
    James D. Bissell

  32. "Wonder Woman" (Warner Bros.)
    Aline Bonetto

  33. "Murder on the Orient Express" (20th Century Fox)
    Jim Clay

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

Alien: Covenant” (20th Century Fox) – Chris Seagers; “Atomic Blonde” (Focus Features) – David Scheunemann; “Based on a True Story” (No U.S. Distribution) – TBA; “Call Me By Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics) – Samuel Dehors; “Euphoria” (No U.S. Distribution) – Christian M. Goldbeck; “Hostiles” (No U.S. Distribution) – Donald Graham Burt; “Life” (Sony Pictures) – Nigel Phelps; “Logan” (20th Century Fox) – Francois Audouy; “Mary Shelley” (No U.S. Distribution) – Paki Smith; “The Mercy” (No U.S. Distribution) – Peter Francis, Jon Henson; “Redoubtable” (No U.S. Distribution) – Christian Marti; “The Snowman” (Universal Pictures) – Maria Djurkovic; “The Solutrean” (Sony Pictures) – John Willett;

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  • Tobey

    thoughts on guardians of the galaxy? thought the production design was quite beautiful but thats only one person opinion

  • Emil Petrov

    Where the hell is Beauty and the Beast?