Spotlight on the 2020 BFDG and ADG Awards: Production design and set decoration nominations
The film awards season is upon us! We shine a spotlight on the production design, art direction and set decoration of the movies which provide us all with endless design inspiration. The highly imaginative worlds created in film and the hidden narrative contained within film sets and furniture not only allow us to live in alternate universes but also provide creative ideas for our own real surroundings.
We present a rundown of the production design and set decoration nominations for the the British Film Designers Guild Awards and the Art Directors Guild Awards which both take place on Saturday 1st February, 2020. We raise a glass to these super-talented creatives of the film industry, without whom Film and Furniture would not exist!
The British Film Designers Guild Production Design Awards 2020
The British Film Designers Guild Production Designer Awards gala will take place on Saturday 1 February at the Sheraton Grand, Mayfair, London, hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.
The BFDG Awards are an annual event to celebrate excellence in the Art Department for Film and Television productions aired in 2019 and were created to recognise and to highlight the skills and creative importance of the work undertaken by the British Production Designers, Set Decorators, Art Directors and their associated departments and crews.
These talented individuals work behind the scenes bringing the Directors vision to life and in turn allowing the viewer to travel on a totally immersive journey through wildly imaginative environments and historical themes.
Film and Furniture provided live coverage of the BFDG Awards ceremony last year and we hope to do so again this year! The results will be published on the F&F website on Sunday 2nd February.
Our highlights of the nominations include:-
Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Fantasy
Aladdin – Production Design: Gemma Jackson, Supervising Art Director: Peter Russell, Set Decorator: Tina Jones
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Production Design: Patrick Tatopolous, Supervising Art Director: Helen Jarvis, Set Decorator: Dominic Capon
Spider-Man: Far from Home – Production Design: Claude Paré, Supervising Art Director: Grant Armstrong, Set Decorator: Tina Jones
Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Contemporary
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw – Production Design: David Scheunemann, Supervising Art Director: Dominic Hyman, Set Decorator: Lisa Chugg / Shane Vieau
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Production Design: Kevin Kavanaugh, Supervising Art Director: Ian Baillie (Morocco), Supervising Art Director: Chris Shriver, Set Decorator: David Schesinger / Letizia Santucci (Morocco)
Terminator: Dark Fate – Production Design: Sonja Klaus, Supervising Art Director: Lucienne Suren, Set Decorator: Mike Britton
Hicks’ Hexagon officially licensed luxury rugs and runners, designed by David Hicks, as seen in The Shining Overlook Hotel
Designer: David Hicks
Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Mike Flanagan
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Best Production Design – International Studio Feature Film – Period
Rocketman – Production Design: Marcus Rowland, Supervising Art Director: Tim Blake, Set Decorator: Jude Farr
The Aeronauts – Production Design: Christian Huband/David Hindle, Art Director: Alice Sutton/Stby AD: Mary Buri, Set Decorator: Sophie Hervieu
The King – Production Design Fiona Crombie, Supervising Art Director: Matt Hywel-Davies, Set Decorator: Alice Felton
Take an exclusive tour of the film sets of Rocketman with Production Design Marcus Rowland and Set Decorator Jude Farr.
Best Production Design – Independent Feature Film – Contemporary
Hotel Mumbai – Production Design: Steven Jones-Evans, Supervising Art Director: Dilip More/Marita Mussett, Set Decorator: Nicki Gardiner
The Good Liar – Production Design: John Stevenson, Supervising Art Director: Vicki Stevenson, Set Decorator: Tamsin Clarke
The Kid Who Would Be King – Production Design: Marcus Rowland, Supervising Art Director: Nigel Evans, Set Decorator: Sara Wan
Best Production Design – Independent Feature Film – Period
Downton Abbey – Production Design: Donal Woods, Supervising Art Director: Mark Kebby, Set Decorator: Gina Cromwell
Judy – Production Design: Kave Quinn, Supervising Art Director: James Price, Set Decorator: Stella Fox
Mary Queen of Scots: Production Design: James Merifield, Supervising Art Director: James Wakefield, Set Decorator: Gina Cromwell
Read our interview with Production Designer James Merifield about his vision and design process for the film sets of Mary Queen of Scots.
Discover more about the film sets and decor of the Crawley family home in Downton Abbey in our interview with Production Designer Donal Woods and Set Decorator Gina Cromwell.
Best Production Design – International TV Drama Including Mini Series, TV Movie Or Limited Series
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch – Production Design: Catrin Meredydd, Supervising Art Director: Fabrice Spelta, Set Decorator: Maggie Muisal
Chernobyl – Production Design: Luke Hull, Supervising Art Director: Karen Wakefield, Set Decorator: Claire Levinson-Gendler
His Dark Materials – Production Design: Joel Collins, Supervising Art Director: Robyn Paiba /James North, Set Decorator: Kate Beckly
Discover the hidden meaning in a sofa and an artwork in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch >
Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie VillainsAs seen in:
Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains, celebrates and considers several iconic villains’ lairs from recent film history.
Best Production Design – Independent TV Drama Including Mini Series, TV Movie Or Limited Series
8 Days to the Moon and Back – Production Design: Matthew Button, Supervising Art Director: Daniela Faggio, Set Decorator: Cath Rosner
Gentleman Jack – Production Design: Anna Pritchard, Supervising Art Director: Tom Atkins, Set Decorator: Ussal Smithers
Les Misérables – Production Design: Richard Bullock, Supervising Art Director: Charmian Adams, Set Decorator: Ilse Willocx
Best Production Design – Light Entertainment TV Programme
After Life – Production Design Richard Drew, Art Director: Jo White, Set Decorator: Julie Signy
Fleabag Series 2 – Production Design: Jonathan Paul Green, Supervising Art Director: Joanna King, Set Decorator: Lucy Gardetto
Sex Education – Production Design: Samantha Harley, Supervising Art Director: Katie MacGregor/ Samantha Cliff, Set Decorator: Miri Katz
The winner of this category will be announced at the Awards on 1st February.
The Art Directors Guild Awards 2020
The 24th Annual ADG Awards honours Production Design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music will take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, USA.
Winners of the ADG Awards frequently go on to also win Oscars for production design such as The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road in 2016, La La Land in 2017, The Shape of Water in 2018, and Black Panther in 2019.
Here are our highlights of the nominations:-
Period Feature Film
1917 – Production Designer: Dennis Gassner
Ford V Ferrari – Production Designer: Francois Audouy
Jojo Rabbit – Production Designer: Ra Vincent
Joker – Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – Production Designer: Barbara Ling
The Irishman – Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Fantasy Feature Film
Ad Astra – Production Designer: Kevin Thompson
Aladdin – Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Avengers: Endgame – Production Designer: Charles Wood
Dumbo – Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil – Production Designer: Patrick Tatopoulos
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Production Designer: Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Production Designer: Kevin Kavanaugh
Knives Out – Production Designer: David Crank
Parasite – Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun
Us – Production Designer: Ruth De Jong
Abominable – Production Designer: Max Boas
Frozen II – Production Designer: Michael Giaimo
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Production Designer: Pierre-Olivier Vincent
The Lion King – Production Designer: James Chinlund
Toy Story 4 – Production Designer: Bob Pauley
Fleabag: “Ep. 5” – Production Designer: Jonathan Paul Green
GLOW: “Up, Up, Up” – Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted
The Good Place: “Employee of the Bearimy,” “Help Is Other People” – Production Designer: Ian Phillips
Russian Doll: “Nothing in This World Is Easy” – Production Designer: Michael Bricker
The nominations for the Oscars – the 92nd Academy Awards – will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020 and nominations for the BAFTAs – the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards – will be announced on Tuesday 7 January 2020.