1946 (age 74–75)
|Alma mater||Massachusetts College of Art|
Nancy Grace Haigh (born 1946)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 .
Nancy Haigh graduated in 1968 from Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt) with a BFA degree in ceramics.In 1995, the college honored her with a Distinguished Alumna Award.
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 Coen||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration|
|Bugsy||Barry Levinson||Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration|
|1994||The Hudsucker Proxy||Joel & Ethan Coen|
|Forrest Gump||Robert Zemeckis||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Art Decoration – Set Decoration|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, popularly known as the Coen Brothers, are American film directors, producers, screenwriters, and editors. Their films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody. Their most acclaimed works include Raising Arizona (1987), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).
Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress and producer. One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong characters, for which she has garnered numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Academy Awards for her acting, in addition to a fourth Academy Award as producer, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting." Additionally, she has received two Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Although primarily recognized for her roles in small-budget independent films, McDormand's worldwide box office gross exceeds $2.2 billion helped by her appearances in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012).
Sir Roger Alexander Deakins is an English cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with directors like the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins has been admitted to both the British Society of Cinematographers and to the American Society of Cinematographers. He is the recipient of five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, and has had fifteen nominations and two wins for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His best-known works include The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049, and 1917, the last two of which earned him Academy Awards.
Peter Franklin Kurland is an American production sound mixer.
Thomas Little was a United States set decorator who worked on more than 450 Hollywood movies between 1932 and 1953. He won a total of 6 Oscars for art direction and received 21 nominations in the same category. His credits include The Keys of the Kingdom, The Fan, Belles on Their Toes, What Price Glory?, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Pride of St. Louis, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Stephenie Lesley McMillan was an internationally recognised British set decorator.
Allan Mieczysław Starski is a Polish Oscar-winning production designer and set decorator.
Jeannine Claudia Oppewall is an American film art director. She has worked on more than 30 movies in such roles as production designer, set decorator and set designer, and has four Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction for L.A. Confidential, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit and The Good Shepherd. Many of her film sets represented different time periods within the 20th century, including the 1930s (Seabiscuit), the 1950s, and from the 1960s.
Anna Pinnock is a set decorator. She has been nominated six times for an Academy Award for Art Direction or Production Design:
Ewa Braun is a Polish Oscar winning set decorator, costume designer and production designer.
Ken Muggleston was an Australian set decorator. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Oliver! Muggleston's death was announced in April 2021.
Brian Savegar was a production designer in the film and TV industry. He won an Academy Award in 1986 in the category Best Art Direction for the film A Room with a View.
True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed, written, produced, and edited by the Coen brothers and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name, and stars Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross and Jeff Bridges as Deputy U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper. A previous film adaptation in 1969 starred John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell.
Mary Zophres is an American costume designer who has worked in the film industry since 1994. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design thrice for True Grit (2010), La La Land (2016), and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018). She has also been nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design four times for Catch Me If You Can (2002), True Grit, La La Land, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Jess Gonchor is an American art director who was nominated with Nancy Haigh for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction at the 83rd Academy Awards for True Grit (2010). In 2017, he received his second Academy Award nomination for Hail, Caesar! (2016) at the 89th Academy Awards.
Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. An American-British-Japanese co-production, the film stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum with Michael Gambon as the narrator. It is a fictional story that follows the real-life fixer Eddie Mannix (Brolin) working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s, trying to discover what happened to a star actor during the filming of a biblical epic. First talked about by the Coens in 2004, Hail, Caesar! was originally to take place in the 1920s and follow actors performing a play about ancient Rome. The Coens shelved the idea until late 2013. Principal photography for the film began in November 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The film premiered at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2016, and was theatrically released by Universal Pictures on February 5. Hail, Caesar! grossed $63 million worldwide on a $22 million budget and received positive reviews from critics. The film was chosen by National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016 and received nominations at the 89th Academy Awards and 70th British Academy Film Awards, both for production design.
Jan Pascale is an American set decorator who has won an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. She has worked on over 50 different TV shows and films since 1982.
Hannah Beachler is an American production designer. She worked on the 2015 Rocky film Creed, the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, and most recently has become known for the film Moonlight, Beyoncé's 2016 TV special and visual album Lemonade, and for her Afrofuturist design direction on the film Black Panther, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Production Design. She was the first African-American to be nominated in the same category, as well as the first to win.
Barbara Ling is an American production designer. In 2020, she and set decorator Nancy Haigh won the Academy Award for Best Production Design for their work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.