|Born||14 October 1927|
|Died||21 October 2017 90) (aged|
|Occupation|| Production designer |
Herbert Strabel (14 October 1927 – 21 October 2017) was a German production designer, art director and set decorator. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Cabaret . He died a week after his 90th birthday.
The Academy Award for Best Production Design recognizes achievement for art direction in film. The category's original name was Best Art Direction, but was changed to its current name in 2012 for the 85th Academy Awards. This change resulted from the Art Director's branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) being renamed the Designer's branch. Since 1947, the award is shared with the set decorator(s). It is awarded to the best interior design in a film.
Hans Dreier was a German motion picture art director. He was Paramount Pictures' supervising art director from 1927 until his retirement in 1950, when he was succeeded by Hal Pereira.
Vassilis Photopoulos was an influential Greek painter, film director, art director and set designer.
Sarah Greenwood is a British production designer. She has been nominated six times for an Academy Award – in 2006 for Pride & Prejudice, in 2008 for Atonement, in 2010 for Sherlock Holmes, in 2013 for Anna Karenina and in 2018 for both Beauty and the Beast, and Darkest Hour. In 2013, she was elected best production designer for Anna Karenina at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, the 26th European Film Awards, and won the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Period Film for the same film.
Paul Markwitz was a German production designer, art director and set decorator. He worked on over 50 films between 1935 and 1967. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Martin Luther.
Vernon Dixon was a British set decorator. He won three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.
Gil Parrondo RicoOAXS was a Spanish art director, set decorator and production designer. He won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another in the category of Best Art Direction.
John B. Mansbridge was an American art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. He won the lifetime achievement award at the Art Directors Guild in 2006. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series, for the television series Beauty and the Beast.
Rolf Zehetbauer is a German production designer, art director and set decorator. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Cabaret.
Hans Jürgen Kiebach was a German production designer, art director and set decorator. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Cabaret.
Karel Černý was a Czech art director and production designer. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Amadeus. He died aged 92 in 2014.
Norman Garwood was an English production designer. He was best known for his work being nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.
Arthur Piantadosi was an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the Robert Redford film All the President's Men and was nominated for six more in the same category. He won a BAFTA Award in 1973 for Best Sound for the 1972 film Cabaret.
Richard Portman was an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for ten more in the same category. He worked on more than 160 films between 1963 and 2004. Portman later taught at Florida State University; he died of complications after a fall.
Robert Knudson was an American sound engineer. He won three Academy Awards for Best Sound and was nominated for seven more in the same category. He worked on over 100 films between 1963 and 1995.
Dan Hennah is a production designer from New Zealand who worked on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. He won an Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Bill Thomas was an American Academy Award-winning costume designer who had over 180 credits. He is perhaps best known for films like Babes in Toyland, Spartacus and The Happiest Millionaire. He was nominated 10 times.
Janet Patterson was an Australian costume designer and production designer. She won one BAFTA award and four Australian Film Institute awards, and was nominated for four Academy awards.
Harley Jessup is an American production designer and visual effects art director who has been nominated for two visual effects Academy Awards, and won once. Currently working at Pixar Animation Studios, Jessup has served as production designer for Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, Cars 2, Presto, The Good Dinosaur and Pixar's animated feature, Coco. Before coming to Pixar, Jessup was production designer on Walt Disney Pictures' James and the Giant Peach.
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017, and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was held on March 4, 2018, rather than its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony, which was televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted for the second consecutive year.