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

“Babylon” got a big boost in its Oscar bid for Best Production Design with a win on February 18 at the Art Directors Guild Awards. Over the first 26 years of these prizes, the eventual Oscar winner has always numbered among the ADG nominees in the various genre categories. “Babylon” prevailed in the period picture race over three of its Oscar rivals – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Elvis” and “The Fabelmans” — plus “White Noise.”

The fifth Oscar nominee, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” lost the fantasy film prize to “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The other nominees were “The Batman,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Nope.”

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” won the contemporary category over “Bardo,” “Bullet Train,” “Tar” and  “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Period Film

All Quiet on the Western Front
Production Designer: Christian M. Goldbeck

X – Babylon
Production Designer: Florencia Martin

Production Designers: Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy

The Fabelmans
Production Designer: Rick Carter

White Noise
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor

Fantasy Film

Avatar: The Way of Water
Production Designers: Dylan Cole, Ben Procter

The Batman
Production Designer: James Chinlund

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Production Designer: Hannah Beachler

X – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Production Designer: Jason Kisvarday

Production Designer: Ruth De Jong

Contemporary Film

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Production Designer: Eugenio Caballero

Bullet Train
Production Designer: David Scheunemann

X – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs

Production Designer: Marco Bittner Rosser

Top Gun: Maverick
Production Designer: Jeremy Hindle

Animated Film

X – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Production Designers: Guy Davis, Curt Enderle

Production Designer: Tim Evatt

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Production Designer: Liz Toonkel

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
Production Designer: Nate Wragg

Turning Red
Production Designer: Rona Liu

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