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.


2021: DUNE     (View BTS Featurette)
2020: MANK     (View BTS Featurette)
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: PANS 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 Trailer)
1998: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View Film Clip)
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT     (View Film Clip)
1995: RESTORATION     (View Film Trailer)
1994: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE     (View Film Trailer)
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 Trailer)
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) WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? / (COLOR) FANTASTIC VOYAGE     (View Film Trailer)
1965: (B&W) SHIP OF FOOLS / (COLOR) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO     (View Film Trailer)
1964: (B&W) ZORBA THE GREEK / (COLOR) MY FAIR LADY     (View Film Trailer)
1963: (B&W) AMERICA AMERICA / (COLOR) CLEOPATRA     (View Film Clip)
1962: (B&W) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD / (COLOR) LAWRENCE OF ARABIA     (View Film Trailer)
1961: (B&W) THE HUSTLER / (COLOR) WEST SIDE STORY     (View Film Clip)
1960: (B&W) THE APARTMENT / (COLOR) SPARTACUS     (View Film Trailer)
1959: (B&W) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK / (COLOR) BEN-HUR     (View Film Trailer)
1958: GIGI     (View Film Clip)
1957: SAYONARA     (View Film Clip)
1956: (B&W) SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME / (COLOR) THE KING AND I     (View Film Trailer)
1955: (B&W) THE ROSE TATTOO / (COLOR) PICNIC     (View Film Trailer)
1954: (B&W) ON THE WATERFRONT / (COLOR) 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA     (View Film Clip)
1953: (B&W) JULIUS CAESAR / (COLOR) THE ROBE     (View Film Trailer)
1952: (B&W) THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / (COLOR) MOULIN ROUGE     (View Film Trailer)
1951: (B&W) A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE / (COLOR) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS     (View Film Clip)
1950: (B&W) SUNSET BOULEVARD / (COLOR) SAMSON AND DELILAH     (View Film Clip)
1949: (B&W) THE HEIRESS / (COLOR) LITTLE WOMEN     (View Film Clip)
1948: (B&W) HAMLET / (COLOR) THE RED SHOES     (View Film Trailer)
1947: (B&W) GREAT EXPECTATIONS / (COLOR) BLACK NARCISSUS     (View Film Trailer)
1946: (B&W) ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM / (COLOR) THE YEARLING     (View Film Trailer)
1945: (B&W) BLOOD ON THE SUN / (COLOR) FRENCHMANS CREEK     (View Film Clip)
1944: (B&W) GASLIGHT / (COLOR) WILSON     (View Film Clip)
1943: (B&W) THE SONG OF BERNADETTE / (COLOR) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA     (View Film Trailer)
1942: (B&W) THIS ABOVE ALL / (COLOR) MY GAL SAL     (View Film Clip)
1941: (B&W) HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY / (COLOR) BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST     (View Film Trailer)
1940: (B&W) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE / (COLOR) THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD     (View Film Clip)
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     (View Film)
1931 / 32: TRANSATLANTIC    
1930 / 31: CIMARRON     (View Film Clip)
1929 / 30: KING OF JAZZ     (View Film)
1928 / 29: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY    
1927 / 28: THE DOVE / TEMPEST     (View Film (Tempest))