Contemporary Feature: LA LA LAND
Production Designer: DAVID WASCO
Period Feature: HIDDEN FIGURES
Production Designer: WYNN THOMAS
Fantasy Feature Film: PASSENGERS
Production Designer: GUY HENDRIX DYAS
Look for Passengers to top out at $98m domestic (it lost almost 3000 theaters in the last 2 weeks and now playing in only 252). Rumor mill has it coming out on blu/dvd 3/14.
I had Passengers dead last in my predictions.
Production design was the best feature of passengers, I was amazed how beautiful and functional it was and now I think it has a serious shot to win over La La Land, which was a rip off from old musicals.
Passenger as a movie fails on pretty much every level but it had breathtaking production elements with lots of nuances that I’m glad that actual industry insiders recognized the hardship that went into it, not taking into account film’s quality like most snobbish internet pundits would do. I’m not expecting the Academy to follow the suit though.