Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar Nominees in Design Announced

The nominations for Academy Awards were announced on January 22, 2009 and the Oscars will be presented on February 22. Among the Academy Awards in the areas of design are Best Animated Feature Film, Best Animated Short Film, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup, and Visual Effects. Some big jobs like storyboarding are essential to films but don't have their own awards.

If you sit through the credits at the end of any film you will see that most of the names are those of designers even though they aren't the ones who get the top billing. Nominated films like The Dark Knight, Revolutionary Road, Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Wall-E, and Ironman depend heavily on the talent of designers.

Click on the heading above to see the complete list of nominees and have your students learn about some of the people who design the films that have been nominated. See what other films these people have also worked on.

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