Thursday, 3 January 2013


Best Production Design – Period Film
Rick Carter (Lincoln)
Sarah Greenwood (Anna Karenina)
J. Michael Riva (Django Unchained)
Sharon Seymour (Argo)
Eve Stewart (Les Misérables)
Best Production Design – Fantasy Film
Hugh Bateup and Uli Hanisch (Cloud Atlas)
Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh (The Dark Knight Rises)
David Gropman (Life of Pi)
Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
Arthur Max (Prometheus)

Best Production Design – Contemporary Film
Eugenio Caballero (The Impossible)
Nelson Coates (Flight)
Dennis Gassner (Skyfall)
Jeremy Hindle (Zero Dark Thirty)
Alan MacDonald (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

A little disappointment at the Moonrise Kingdom snub - it's the critics' favourite in this category, anyway, and these nominations are likely to satisfy most regardless. A packed Fantasy category this year, with several contenders, whereas the Contemporary category is comparatively very easy to call - that one's Skyfall's. I hope Period goes to Anna Karenina, far and away the best production design of the year, although either Lincoln or Les Mis could ride Best Picture buzz to a win there. The ADG is usually better than that, though. They'll announce their winners on the 2nd of February.