The cinema last year provided a wealth of different designs—from the muddy trenches, endless battlefields, and burned-out villages of World War I England; to the modernist, secret-filled home of a wealthy Korean family; to the ornate, baroque villages of ’30s Germany set against a backdrop of Nazi propaganda; the Hollywood of the ’60s, where nostalgia and pop culture reigned supreme; and finally, to gangster haunts as seen over five decades.
Comprising this year’s Oscar nominees for achievement in production design, talented production designers and set decorators from 1917, Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, and The Irishman will vie for the coveted trophy (and not surprisingly, all five films are up for best picture as well). Cinephiles should tune in to the 92nd Academy Awards telecast on ABC on Sunday, February 9, at 8 p.m. ET to see the winners, but until then, AD looks back on the bits of movie magic that earned these flicks a nomination.
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