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Here's a quick, primarily pictorial, rundown of films nominated for an Oscar this year in the category of Visual Brilliance (a.k.a. Best Art Direction). My guess is that the Award will go to either Sweeney Todd or Atonement. I'd love to see Sweeney Todd take it, if only for the fact that the film stars Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman. Talk about visual gratification.

American Gangster
Art Direction: Arthur Max
Set Decoration: Beth A. Rubino

(Focus Features)
Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood
Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

The Golden Compass
(New Line in association with Ingenious Film Partners)
Art Direction: Dennis Gassner
Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Art Direction: Dante Ferretti
Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

There Will Be Blood
(Paramount Vantage and Miramax)
Art Direction: Jack Fisk
Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

:the oscars®


Luisa Perkins said...

So many stunning choices...that Stephen King quote on your sidebar cracked me up totally.

blah said...

I'm just disappointed that Cate didnt win for Elizabeth: The Golden Age