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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

10 January 2017 1:09 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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Degree of difficulty is key in this category. Movies of scale and scope and originality –especially if they are period or fantasy — get the advantage. Which is why the Coen brothers’ ambitious Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” — from musical numbers to synchronized swimming — is a strong contender.

(Contenders are listed in alphabetical order.)

Frontrunners

John Bush, Charles Wood (“Doctor Strange”)

Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh (“Hail, Caesar!”)

Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte (“Arrival”)

Contenders

Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”)

Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena (“Passengers”)

Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo (“Silence”)

Gary Freeman; Raffaella Giovannetti (“Allied”)

Christopher Glass, Amanda Moss Serino (“The Jungle Book”)

Alan MacDonald (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Jean Rabasse; Veronique Melery (“Jackie”)

Barry Robison (“Hacksaw Ridge”)

Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”)

Shane Valentino, Meg Everist »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

10 January 2017 1:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Degree of difficulty is key in this category. Movies of scale and scope and originality –especially if they are period or fantasy — get the advantage. Which is why the Coen brothers’ ambitious Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” — from musical numbers to synchronized swimming — is a strong contender.

(Contenders are listed in alphabetical order.)

Frontrunners

John Bush, Charles Wood (“Doctor Strange”)

Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh (“Hail, Caesar!”)

Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte (“Arrival”)

Contenders

Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”)

Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena (“Passengers”)

Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo (“Silence”)

Gary Freeman; Raffaella Giovannetti (“Allied”)

Christopher Glass, Amanda Moss Serino (“The Jungle Book”)

Alan MacDonald (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Jean Rabasse; Veronique Melery (“Jackie”)

Barry Robison (“Hacksaw Ridge”)

Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”)

Shane Valentino, Meg Everist »

- Anne Thompson

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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees

5 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.

Among the film nominees were Café Society, Manchester By The Sea, Hell Or High Water and Arrival.

TV nominees encompass Game Of Thrones, The Night of and Silicon Valley, while Beyonce’s Lemonade visual extravaganza is a heavy-hitter in the music videos section.

The awards show is set for February 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature FilmPERIOD Film

Café Society, Santo Loquasto

Fences, David Gropman

Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Robison

Hail, Caesar!, Jess Gonchor

Hidden Figures, Wynn Thomas

Jackie, Jean Rabasse

Fantasy Film

Arrival, Patrice Vermette

Doctor Strange, Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig

Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont

Contemporary Film

Hell Or High Water, Tom Duffield

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road »

- Seth Kelley and Dave McNary

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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road” won the Adg’s »

- Seth Kelley and Dave McNary

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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive

5 January 2017 7:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for this year’s Adg Excellence in Production Design Awards, with “Jackie,” “La La Land” and more among the contenders. Adg’s awards are different from most others, as it has categories for Period, Fantasy and Contemporary Films; this has led to a wide array of winners in recent years, including the likes of “Her” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This year’s ceremony, the 21st, will take place in Hollywood on Saturday, February 11. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: Writers Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and More

Period Film

Cafe Society” (Production Designer: Santo Loquasto)

Fences” (Production Designer: David Gropman )

Hacksaw Ridge” (Production Designer: Barry Robinson)

“Hail, Caesar!” (Production Designer: Jess Gonchor)

“Jackie” (Production Designer: Jean Rabasse)

Fantasy Film

“Arrival” (Production Designer: Patrice Vermette)

Doctor Strange” (Production Designer: Charles Wood)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

- Michael Nordine

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Star Wars: Rogue One - art books reveal the film’s dark secrets

5 January 2017 6:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 6, 2017

We delve into The Art Of Rogue One and The Ultimate Visual Guide to find out some of the new Star Wars film’s dark secrets...

Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers for Star Wars: Rogue One.

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Even as it was, Star Wars: Rogue One was a pretty dark and intense affair. This is, after all, a movie that reveals the human cost behind the stolen plans for the Death Star - plans that formed the jumping-off point for the much breezier New Hope. But looking back through Rogue One’s earlier trailers, there are hints here and there that Gareth Edwards’ prequel - the first in a planned series of A Star Wars Story spin-offs - might have been darker still as initially conceived.

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Gareth Edwards discusses Darth Vader’s introduction in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

4 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After months and months of speculation, we finally found out who was in the bacta tank last month with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the sequence serving as the film’s introduction to Darth Vader as we see the former Anakin Skywalker sans suit as he attempts to repair his injuries from his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith.

Speaking to Empire (via Comic Book), director Gareth Edwards has been talking about his inspiration for the sequence, stating that:

“I’m jealous of moments like in The Empire Strikes Back where you see the back of [Vader’s] head and you just go, ‘oh my God, that is so cool,’ and wanted to try and find something like that in our film. He’s really a burns victim, and it’s not going to be fun for him when he’s not in the »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story editors discuss how the reshoots changed the film

3 January 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While much has been made of the extensive reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it seems unlikely we’ll ever find out the full story behind the additional photography, or how much it altered the final film. However, speaking to Yahoo!, editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie have given us some insight into what was changed through the reshoots, which seemed to revolve around fleshing out some of the characters, as well as overhauling the final act.

“They gave you the film that you see today,” said Gilroy. “I think they were incredibly helpful. The story was reconceptualised to some degree, there were scenes that were added at the beginning and fleshed out. We wanted to make more of the other characters, like Cassian’s character [Cassian Andor, the Rebel spy played by Diego Luna], and Bodhi’s character [Bodhi Rook, the defected Imperial pilot played by Riz Ahmed]. The scene with Cassian’s introduction with the spy, Bodhi traipsing through Jedha on his way to see Saw, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Artist Sheds Some Light On Darth Vader’s Mysterious Castle

2 January 2017 1:12 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

By far one of the coolest (and most intriguing) moments in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was when we paid a visit to Darth Vader’s home on Mustafar. Those of you who haven’t wiped the prequels from your minds will recall that that’s where Anakin Skywalker was defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and many fans have since wondered why the Sith Lord would want to return there.

Well, in a recent interview, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-production designer Doug Chiang attempted to shed some light on why Vader would choose here of all places to heal himself.

“The initial idea was, ‘Why would Vader live here?’ In our minds, we started to come up with a little bit of a backstory. That perhaps this place had special meaning for him, and that this is where he comes to meditate and to heal himself. We started »

- Josh Wilding

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Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang on Darth Vader’s castle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Darth Vader’s castle is a concept that can be traced back to the late 1970s, when Ralph McQuarrie was producing concept artwork for 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and we finally got to see it on screen last month in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story courtesy of director Gareth Edwards, who took us back to Mustafar (the location of Anakin Skywalker’s duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi) to show us the Dark Lord of the Sith’s sanctum in all of its glory.

Speaking to the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm concept artist and production designer Doug Chiang has been talking about the castle’s inclusion in Rogue One, the purpose it serves for Vader, and how he adapted McQuarrie’s original designs for its appearance.

“Vader’s castle was really fun. When I knew that we were going to possibly go back to Vader’s castle, I loved that idea of, »

- Gary Collinson

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