In the interest of being thorough about the Academy Awards, I have decided to dedicate a blog entry for every category. The news media will focus on the top five categories, eventually I will too, but these posts are in the interest of examining every single category, even those that send you to the fridge during the show. Today: Best Production Design.
- American Hustle, production design by Judy Becker; set decoration by Heather Loeffler
- Gravity, production design by Andy Nicholson; set decoration by Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
- The Great Gatsby, production design Catherine Martin; set decoration Beverley Dunn
- her, production design by K.K. Barrett; set decoration by Gene Serdena
- 12 Years a Slave, production design by Adam Stockhausen; set decoration by Alice Baker
This one comes down to flash and pop. Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn’s razzle dazzle 1920s for The Great Gatsby versus Judy Becker and Heather Loffelier’s 1970s polyester vortex in American Hustle. They’re both good I give Gatsby the edge. Each film will win one award, and I think that Hustle will do better over in the Costume category.
Who Will Win?: Catherin Martin and Beverley Dunn for The Great Gatsby
Who Should Win?: K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena for American Hustle