SDSA Awards - Film 2020

March 16th, 2021 by Chase Helzer, Gene Serdena, Karen Burg


The first ever SDSA Awards celebrating the work of Set Decorators and their colleagues for Best Achievement in Film!

SDSA Award Winners Announced! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE NOMINEES:


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN
CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM


DA 5 BLOODS
Set Decoration by Jeanette Scott SDSA
with Production Design by Wynn Thomas

HILLBILLY ELEGY
Set Decoration by Merissa Lombardo SDSA
with Production Design by Molly Hughes

I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
Set Decoration by Mattie Siegal
with Production Design by Molly Hughes

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Set Decoration by Rae Deslich SDSA
***Award Recipient
with Production Design by Michael T. Perry

SOUND OF METAL
Set Decoration by Tara Pavoni
with Production Design by Jeremy Woodward



BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN
PERIOD FEATURE FILM


EMMA
Set Decoration by Stella Fox
with Production Design by Kave Quinn

MANK
Set Decoration by Jan Pascale SDSA
***Award Recipient
with Production Design by Donald Graham Burt

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
Set Decoration by Karen O'Hara SDSA, Diana Stoughton
with Production Design by Mark Ricker

NEWS OF THE WORLD
Set Decoration by Elizabeth Keenan SDSA
with Production Design by David Crank

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Set Decoration by Andrew Baseman SDSA
with Production Design by Shane Valentino


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN
FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE FILM


THE MIDNIGHT SKY
Set Decoration by John Bush
with Production Design by Jim Bissell

PALM SPRINGS
Set Decoration by Kelsi Ephraim
with Production Design by Jason Kisvarday

ROALD DAHL'S THE WITCHES
Set Decoration by Raffaella Giovannetti SDSA
with Production Design by Gary Freeman

TENET
Set Decoration by Kathy Lucas ***Award Recipient
with Production Design by Nathan Crowley

WONDER WOMAN 1984
Set Decoration by Anna Lynch-Robinson SDSA
with Production Design by Aline Bonetto


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN
MUSICAL/COMEDY FEATURE FILM


BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM: DELIVERY OF PRODIGIOUS BRIBE TO AMERICAN REGIME FOR MAKE BENEFIT ONCE GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
Set Decoration by Alina Pentac (Romania Unit)
with Production Design by David Saenz de Maturana

DOLITTLE
Set Decoration by Lee Sandales
with Production Design by Dominic Watkins

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA
Set Decoration by Naomi Moore
with Production Design by Paul Inglis

THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
Set Decoration by David Schlesinger SDSA
with Production Design by Kevin Thompson

THE PROM
Set Decoration by Gene Serdena SDSA
***Award Recipient
with Production Design by Jamie Walker McCall

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Eligibility Rules and Regulations (Click here)
 

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SDSA Awards - Film 2020 and on!

SDSA Awards - Film 2020 is the first ever SDSA Awards celebrating the work of Set Decorators and their colleagues for Best Achievement in Film! The impact of this unprecedented focus on the craft of Set Decoration is historic. 

Awards Origins

In the SDSA’s earliest founding guidelines, the intent was to recognize excellence in the work of Set Decorators for their contributions in Film and Television. The shutdown of virtually all production due to the Covid-19 virus allowed the SDSA Board of Directors the opportunity to explore expanding the in-house SDSA Awards program to include the merit/achievement awards first envisioned.

Creation and Expansion Plans

First Step: Celebrate achievements in Film, in conjunction with the Awards season, and in essence with the Academy Awards season. The launch of the SDSA Awards - Film and subsequent announcements in February and March of 2021 have been an unprecedented success.

Next Step: Celebrate achievements in Television & Streaming, to coincide with the Emmy season.

Live Event: Presentation of the annual Earl Cooperman SDSA Lifetime Achievement Award and SDSA Chair awards when an in-person event can once again be held.

Purpose

The SDSA Awards - Film and the eventual SDSA Awards - Television will enable the organiza- tion to increase the visibility of all Set Decorators, whether SDSA members or not. The decision was made early on to open these Awards to all Productions, conforming to the pattern set by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In order for a film to qualify in Décor/Design categories, there must be a credited Set Decorator, but it is not a requirement that that Set Decorator be an SDSA member.

We look forward to the future and celebrate all who have contributed to the art, craft and profession of Set Decoration throughout the years.

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