As 28 of our 29 Oscars Experts predicted, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won Best Production Design on Sunday night. It had previously won Best Period Design at the Art Directors Guild Awards, in addition to taking Production Design honors at the BAFTAs and Critics’ Choice Awards.
It’s the first win and second straight nomination for production designer Adam Stockhausen, who earned a bid last year for “12 Years a Slave,” losing to Baz Luhrmann‘s “The Great Gatsby.” It was also the first win for set decorator Anna Pinnock, who earned previous bids for “Gosford Park” (2001), “The Golden Compass” (2007), and “Life of Pi” (2012) and had a second nomination this year, for “Into the Woods.”
The film was the overwhelming 1/10 favorite with 28 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Thom Geier, Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Jenelle Riley (Variety), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (LA Times), Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
“Into the Woods” was in second place in our predictions with 20/1 odds and the support of one Expert: Mike Cidoni (Associated Press).