OSCAR HISTORY: Best Production Design

Given initially as the Best Art Direction Oscar, it's given to the art director and production designer on a film. The Production Manager is the person who oversees the design, development, and construction of the film's sets, contributing an immeasurable part of what gives the film its look. Whether it's creating a world that never existed and could only exist in a filmmaker's mind, or recreating sets for a time long ago, these were the best achievements in art direction selected each year by the Academy.


2019: ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN HOLLYWOOD     (View Design Featurette)
2018: BLACK PANTHER     (View Design Featurette)
2017: THE SHAPE OF WATER     (View Design Featurette)
2016: LA LA LAND     (View Design Featurette)
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD     (View Design Featurette)
2014: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL     (View Design Featurette)
2013: THE GREAT GATSBY     (View Film Clip)
2012: LINCOLN     (View Design Featurette)
2011: HUGO     (View Film Clip)
2010: ALICE IN WONDERLAND     (View Film Clip)
2009: AVATAR     (View Film Clip)
2008: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON     (View Film Clip)
2007: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET     (View Film Clip)
2006: PAN'S LABYRINTH     (View Film Clip)
2005: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA     (View Film Clip)
2004: THE AVIATOR     (View Film Clip)
2003: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING     (View Film Clip)
2002: CHICAGO     (View Film Clip)
2001: MOULIN ROUGE     (View Film Clip)
2000: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON     (View Film Clip)
1999: SLEEPY HOLLOW     (View Film Clip)
1998: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View BTS Footage)
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT     (View Film Clip)
1995: RESTORATION     (View Film Trailer)
1994: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE     (View Film Clip)
1993: SCHINDLER'S LIST     (View Film Clip)
1992: HOWARDS END     (View Film Clip)
1991: BUGSY     (View Film Clip)
1990: DICK TRACY     (View Film Clip)
1989: BATMAN     (View Film Clip)
1988: DANGEROUS LIAISONS     (View Film Clip)
1987: THE LAST EMPEROR     (View Film Clip)
1986: A ROOM WITH A VIEW     (View Film Clips)
1985: OUT OF AFRICA     (View Film Clip)
1984: AMADEUS     (View Film Clip)
1983: FANNY & ALEXANDER     (View Film Clip)
1982: GANDHI     (View Film Clip)
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK     (View Film Clip)
1980: TESS     (View Film Clip)
1979: ALL THAT JAZZ     (View Film Clip)
1978: HEAVEN CAN WAIT     (View Film Clip)
1977: STAR WARS     (View Film Clip)
1976: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN     (View Film Clip)
1975: BARRY LYNDON     (View Film Clip)
1974: THE GODFATHER PART II     (View Film Clip)
1973: THE STING     (View Film Clip)
1972: CABARET     (View Film Trailer)
1971: NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA     (View Film Clip)
1970: PATTON     (View Film Clip)
1969: HELLO, DOLLY!     (View Film Clip)
1968: OLIVER!     (View Film Clip)
1967: CAMELOT     (View Film Clip)
1966: (B&W) WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? / (COLOR) FANTASTIC VOYAGE    
1965: (B&W) SHIP OF FOOLS / (COLOR) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO    
1964: (B&W) ZORBA THE GREEK / (COLOR) MY FAIR LADY    
1963: (B&W) AMERICA AMERICA / (COLOR) CLEOPATRA    
1962: (B&W) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD / (COLOR) LAWRENCE OF ARABIA    
1961: (B&W) THE HUSTLER / (COLOR) WEST SIDE STORY    
1960: (B&W) THE APARTMENT / (COLOR) SPARTACUS    
1959: (B&W) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK / (COLOR) BEN-HUR    
1958: GIGI     (View Film Clip)
1957: SAYONARA     (View Film Clip)
1956: (B&W) SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME / (COLOR) THE KING AND I    
1955: (B&W) THE ROSE TATTOO / (COLOR) PICNIC    
1954: (B&W) ON THE WATERFRONT / (COLOR) 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA    
1953: (B&W) JULIUS CAESAR / (COLOR) THE ROBE    
1952: (B&W) THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / (COLOR) MOULIN ROUGE    
1951: (B&W) A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE / (COLOR) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS    
1950: (B&W) SUNSET BOULEVARD / (COLOR) SAMSON AND DELILAH    
1949: (B&W) THE HEIRESS / (COLOR) LITTLE WOMEN    
1948: (B&W) HAMLET / (COLOR) THE RED SHOES    
1947: (B&W) GREAT EXPECTATIONS / (COLOR) BLACK NARCISSUS    
1946: (B&W) ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM / (COLOR) THE YEARLING    
1945: (B&W) BLOOD ON THE SUN / (COLOR) FRENCHMAN'S CREEK    
1944: (B&W) GASLIGHT / (COLOR) WILSON    
1943: (B&W) THE SONG OF BERNADETTE / (COLOR) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA    
1942: (B&W) THIS ABOVE ALL / (COLOR) MY GAL SAL    
1941: (B&W) HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY / (COLOR) BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST    
1940: (B&W) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE / (COLOR) THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD    
1939: GONE WITH THE WIND     (View Film Clip)
1938: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD     (View Film Clip)
1937: LOST HORIZON     (View Film Clip)
1936: DODSWORTH     (View Film Clip)
1935: THE DARK ANGEL    
1934: THE MERRY WIDOW     (View Film Clip)
1932 / 33: CAVALCADE    
1931 / 32: TRANSATLANTIC    
1930 / 31: CIMARRON    
1929 / 30: KING OF JAZZ    
1928 / 29: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY    
1927 / 28: THE DOVE / TEMPEST