All five Oscar nominees for Best Production Design were also nominated by the Art Directors Guild. Three of those films are nominated for Period Film, while the other two are nominated for Best Fantasy Design: "Life of Pi" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Though neither or those films is expected to win the Oscar, they vast majority of our users expect one of them to win the ADG Award. "Life of Pi" has the edge, with four editors and more than 200 users predicting it to win, giving it 9/5 odds overall. The film was designed by David Gropman, who previously won an ADG Award in 2000 for "Chocolat."
"The Hobbit" is not far behind, with support from three editors and more than 70 users, giving it 23/10 odds. Production designer Dan Hennah previously won an Oscar and two ADG Awards for his work on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
The rest of the field is far behind. "Cloud Atlas" is in third place with 9/2 odds. It was designed by Uli Hanisch, a first-time ADG nominee, and Hugh Bateup, who was previously nominated for "The Matrix" and "Superman Returns."
The sci-fi thriller "Prometheus" is in fourth place with 15/2 odds. Its designer is long-time Ridley Scott collaborator Arthur Max, who previously won an ADG Award for Scott's "Gladiator."
In last place is "The Dark Knight Rises," which only gets 8/1 odds despite the fact that the previous film in Christopher Nolan's franchise, "The Dark Knight," won this category in 2008. Production designers Kevin Kavanaugh and Nathan Crowley were both among that ADG-winning team. Kavanaugh also won in 1998 for his work on the TV series "The X-Files."
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Oscar Nominations: New York state resident Tim Kressner (gufa54) won $1,000 for reaping the highest percentage (78%) when predicting Academy Award noms. Watch our video chat with him here and learn his strategy for making picks. See the leaderboard here. See Kressner's predix here.
Golden Globes (Film): Mario Gomez, a med studen in Mexico, won our contest with the highest percentage of correct picks (86%) and highest point score (2,693). See our video chat with him here. Two other contestants also scored 86%: lulo1989 and eastwest. Tom O'Neil reaped best Experts' score. David Schnelwar had top score among our Editors. See the leaderboard here to see if you made the top tier.
Critics Choice Nominations: Bryce H scored an impressive 83% when sizing up 20 categories. That was one percentage point ahead of our smartest Editor, Daniel Montgomery. Our top Expert was also one of our Editors, Paul Sheehan, who reaped 74%. To see how you performed, check out our leaderboard plus the score section of your account page.
Golden Globe (Film) Nominations: Jonathan was our top User, reaping a staggering 86% when forecasting the lineup of 10 categories. That put him six percentage points ahead of our best Expert -- Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) -- and eight ahead of our leading Editor, Daniel Montogomery. Did you made the cut on the leaderboard score breakdown?
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners: Christian aced all rivals, scoring 82%. That was almost 20 percentage points ahead of our top Expert (Edward Douglas of ComingSoon ) and Editor (Matt Noble), both of whom earned scores of 64%. Christian foresaw that surprise screenplay win for "Before Midnight." See leaderboard.