2018 Art Directors Guild Awards nominations include Oscar frontrunners ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’

On Jan. 4,  the Art Directors Guild announced the nominees for their 22nd annual awards, which will be handed out on Jan. 27. These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the Academy Awards. Over the first 21 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner for Best Production Design has always numbered among the ADG nominees in the various categories.

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Period Film nominees are:
“Darkest Hour” – Sarah Greenwood
“Dunkirk” – Nathan Crowley
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Jim Clay
“The Post” – Rick Carter
The Shape of Water” – Paul Denham Austerberry

Fantasy Film nominees are:
“Beauty and the Beast” – Sarah Greenwood
Blade Runner 2049” – Dennis Gassner
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Rick Heinrichs
“War for the Planet of the Apes” – James Chinlund
“Wonder Woman” – Aline Bonetto

Contemporary Film nominees are:
“Downsizing” – Stefania Cella
“Get Out” – Rusty Smith
“Lady Bird” – Chris Jones
“Logan” – François Audouy
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Inbal Weinberg

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Period film contender “The Shape of Water” is locked in a tight race with fantasy film nominee “Blade Runner 2049” to win the Oscar for Best Production Design according to our predictions. Two other period film nominees that are set in WWII — “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk” — sit in third and fourth place respectively — while fantasy contender “Beauty and the Beast” rounds out our top five predicted Oscar nominees.

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