2020 Art Directors Guild Awards nominations include Oscar frontrunners ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘The Irishman’ and ‘1917’

On December 9,  the Art Directors Guild announced the nominees for its 24th annual awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 1. These kudos have a stellar record at previewing the Academy Awards. Over the first 23 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner for Best Production Design has always numbered among the ADG nominees in the various categories.

According to our expert predictions, period film contender “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is the clear frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Production Design. We expect that three of its rival in that race at the ADG — “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “1917” — will also contend at the Oscars. The fifth Academy Awards nominee is expected to be “Little Women,” but its odds might lengthen after being snubbed by the guild.

Period Film
“Ford v Ferrari” – François Audouy
“The Irishman” –  Bob Shaw
“Jojo Rabbit” – Ra Vincent
“Joker” – Mark Friedberg
“1917” – Dennis Gassner
“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” – Barbara Ling

Fantasy Film
“Ad Astra” – Kevin Thompson
“Aladdin” – Gemma Jackson
“Avengers: Endgame” – Charles Wood
“Dumbo” – Rick Heinrichs
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” – Patrick Tatopoulos
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” – Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins

Contemporary Film
“A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” – Jade Healy
“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” –  Kevin Kavanaugh
“Knives Out” – David Crank
“Parasite” – Lee Ha-Jun
“Us” – Ruth De Jong

Animated Film
“Abominable” – Max Boas
“Frozen II” – Michael Giaimo
“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – Pierre-Olivier Vincent
“The Lion King” – James Chinlund
“Toy Story 4” – Bob Pauley

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