Nancy Haigh

Last updated
Nancy Haigh
Born
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]

Contents

Biography

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.

Filmography

YearFilmDirectorAwardsNotes
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

Related Research Articles

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.

Coen brothers American filmmakers

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 McDormand American actress

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).

Roger Deakins British cinematographer

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 Starski

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

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.

<i>True Grit</i> (2010 film) 2010 film directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

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 American costume designer

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.

<i>Hail, Caesar!</i> 2016 film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

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.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Randall Publishing Company. 1968. p. 465.
  2. "Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  3. "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
  4. Stewart, Matthew (2021-04-21). "2021 Oscars: Best Production Design nominees lineup is first with all male production designers and female set decorators". GoldDerby. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  5. "Alumni Awards". Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Archived from the original on 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  6. King, Lynnea Chapman (2014-10-10). The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 5. ISBN   978-0-8108-8577-6.
  7. O'Neil, Tom (7 Dec 2010). "The Envelope, The Picks" . Newspapers.com. Los Angeles Times. p. 51. Retrieved 2021-04-29.