Nancy Haigh

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Nancy Haigh
Nancy Grace Haigh [1]

1946 (age 7475) [1]
Alma mater Massachusetts College of Art [1]
OccupationSet decorator
Years active1983present

Nancy Grace Haigh (born 1946) [1] is an American set decorator who has received eight Academy Award nominations, and won two for her work on the films Bugsy, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . [2] [3] [4]



Nancy Haigh graduated in 1968 from Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt) with a BFA degree in ceramics. [1] In 1995, the college honored her with a Distinguished Alumna Award. [5]

Nancy began her career in film with Francis Ford Coppola's film Rumble Fish in 1983. Since then, Nancy has been the set decorator for numerous movies in collaboration with the Coen brothers.


1989 Earth Girls Are Easy Julien Temple
Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson
Checking Out David Leland
1990 The Grifters Stephen Frears
Miller's Crossing Joel Coen
1991 Guilty by Suspicion Irwin Winkler
Barton Fink Joel CoenNominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration [6]
Bugsy Barry Levinson Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration
1992 Hero Stephen Frears
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Joel & Ethan Coen
Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis Nominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration
1995 Waterworld Kevin Reynolds
1996 Mars Attacks! Tim Burton
1998 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Terry Gilliam
The Truman Show Peter Weir Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Production Design
1999 The Insider Michael Mann
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel & Ethan Coen
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Production Design
2002 Road to Perdition Sam Mendes Nominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Joel & Ethan Coen
Big Fish Tim Burton
2004 The Ladykillers Joel & Ethan Coen
2005 Jarhead Sam Mendes
2006 Ask the Dust Robert Towne
Dreamgirls Bill Condon Nominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Production Design
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel & Ethan Coen
Charlie Wilson's War Mike Nichols
2008 Burn After Reading Joel & Ethan Coen
2010 True Grit [7]
2011 Moneyball Bennett Miller
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Sam Raimi
August: Osage County John Wells
2016 Hail, Caesar! Joel & Ethan Coen
Café Society Woody Allen
Rules Don't Apply Warren Beatty
Live by Night Ben Affleck
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Joel & Ethan Coen
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino Academy Award for Best Production Design – Set Decoration
2020 A Quiet Place: Part II John Krasinski
TBA The Tragedy of Macbeth Joel Coen

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