‘Dune’ wins at Art Directors Guild Awards on the way to Oscars

“Dune” got a big boost in its Oscar bid for Best Production Design with a win on March 6 at the Art Directors Guild Awards. Over the first 25 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner has always numbered among the ADG nominees in the various genre categories. “Dune” prevailed in the fantasy film race over “Cruella,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “The Green Knight” and  “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Its closest Oscar competition, “Nightmare Alley,” won the period picture prize over two other Oscar contenders — “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and “West Side Story.” The fifth Oscar nominee, “The Power of the Dog,” was snubbed in that race in favor of “The French Dispatch” and “Licorice Pizza.”

“No Time to Die” won the contemporary category over “Candyman,” “Don’t Look Up,” “In the Heights” and  “The Lost Daughter.”

Period Film 
“The French Dispatch” – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen
“Licorice Pizza” – Production Designer: Florencia Martin
X – “Nightmare Alley” – Production Designer: Tamara Deverell
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” – Production Designer: Stefan Dechant
“West Side Story” – Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen

Fantasy Film
“Cruella” – Production Designer: Fiona Crombie
X – “Dune” – Production Designer: Patrice Vermette
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” – Production Designer: François Audouy
“The Green Knight” – Production Designer: Jade Healy
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – Production Designer: Sue Chan

Contemporary Film
“Candyman” – Production Designer: Cara Brower
“Don’t Look Up” – Production Designer: Clayton Hartley
“In the Heights” – Production Designer: Nelson Coates
“The Lost Daughter” – Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg
X – “No Time to Die” – Production Designer: Mark Tildesley

Animated Film
X – “Encanto” – Production Designer: Ian Gooding, Lorelay Bové
“Luca” – Production Designer: Daniela Strijleva
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” – Production Designer: Lindsey Olivares
“Raya and the Last Dragon” – Production Designer: Paul Felix, Mingjue Helen Chen, Cory Loftis
“Sing 2” – Art Director: Olivier Adam

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