The British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) has announced nominations in 11 of the 13 categories, for its upcoming Production Design Awards, which will be hosted for a third time by film critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode in the Ballroom of newly opened super boutique hotel The Londoner in London’s Leicester Square on 12th March. Marking its 75th anniversary with a physical awards ceremony for the first time in two years, the BFDG’s awards celebrate the professionalism, creativity and skill of the Art Department in the fields of film, TV and commercials.
The final vote closes on 20th February 2022 and the nominations are:
1. PETER LAMONT AWARD – SPOTLIGHTING NEW TALENT
Supported by Netflix
Fran Tesei – Junior Model Maker
Mia Fardy – Petty Cash Buyer
Sara Ortiz-Cortijo – Art Department Assistant
2. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – COMMERCIAL
Amazon-Pompeii – PD: David Lee, AD: Judit Varga, Stylist: Magdalona Varga
Gucci “Aria”– PD: Jeremy Reed
Marvel/Hyundai ‘Loki’ – PD: Jamie Lapsley AD: Angel Parmar Stylist: Rebecca Geens
3. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – SHORT FILM
The winner in this category will be voted on by a special committee and announced on 12 March 2022.
All These Men That I’ve Done – PD: Blair Barnette AD: Kat Doherty SD: Blair Barnette
Catch a Butcher – PD:Lili Lea Abraham AD: Flora Kakas SD: Lili Lea Abraham
Her Majesty – PD:May Davies
Pops – PD: May Davies AD: Eleanor Dolan
Scrappy Kats – PD: Blair Barnette AD: Kat Doherty SD: Blair Barnette
4. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV PROGRAMME
Big Age – PD: Angel Parmar, SAD: Tom Watson, SD: Shean Caisley
Code404 – Season 2 – PD: Julian Nagel, SAD:Jo White, SD: Bethan Edwards-Wilson
Sex Education : Series 3 – PD: Samantha Harley, SAD: Samantha Jay Cliff, SD: Alexandra Slade & Elizabeth Marcussen
5. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Supported by Branded Entertainment Network
A Very British Scandal: The Duchess of Argyll – PD: Christina Moore, SAD: Iain White, SD: Philippa Hart
All Creatures Great and Small – PD: Jacqueline Smith, SAD: Tom Goodwin, SD: James Gray
It’s A Sin – PD: Luana Hanson, SAD: Tom Akins & Gavin Lewis, SD: Craig Menzies
6. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL TV DRAMA INCLUDING MINI SERIES, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Supported by Branded Entertainment Network
Cowboy Bebop – PD: Gary Mackay, Grant Major, SAD: Alistair Kay, SD: Anneke Botha
Landscapers – PD: Cristina Casali, SAD: Fabrice Spelta, SD: Robert Wischhusen-Hayes
The Nevers – PD: Gemma Jackson, SAD: Peter Russell, SD: Tina Jones
7. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Mothering Sunday – PD: Helen Scott, SAD: Adam Marshall, SD: Hannah Spice
Oslo – PD: Michael Carlin, SAD: Guy Bradley, SD: Tonja Schurmann
The Electric Life of Louis Wain – PD: Suzie Davies,SAD: Caroline Barclay, SD: Charlotte Dirickx
8. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
Falling for Figaro – PD: Luciana Arrighi, SAD:Laurel Wear, SD: Natalie Astridge
People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan – PD: Anna Sheldrake,
AD: Sophie Lockwood, PB: Emily Meech
The Father – PD: Peter Francis, SAD: Astrid Sieben, SAD: Cathy Featherstone
9. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – PERIOD
Belfast – PD: Jim Clay , SAD: Dominic Masters, SD: Claire Nia Richards
Cruella – PD: Fiona Crombie, SAD: Martin Foley, SD: Alice Felton
House of Gucci – PD: Arthur Max, SAD: Cristina Onori, SD: Letizia Santucci
10. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – CONTEMPORARY
Cherry – PD: Philip Ivey, SAD: Marco Trentini, SD: Letizia Santucci, Adam Willis
Kate – PD: Dominic Watkins, SAD: Charlie Revai, SD: Daniel Birt
Last Night in Soho – PD:Marcus Rowland, SAD: Tim Blake, SD: Jude Farr
11. BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FEATURE FILM – FANTASY
Cinderella – PD :Paul Kirby, SAD: Nigel Evans, SD: Kathryn Pyle
Dune – PD: Patrice Vermette, SAD: Tom Brown, SD: Richard Roberts
Spider-Man: No Way Home – PD: Darren Gilford, SAD: Dave Scott, SD: Rosemary Brandenburg
12. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART DEPT
Supported by Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
This award will be voted on by the BFDG Committee and up to 5 winners announced on 12th March 2022.
13. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
This award will be voted on by the BFDG Committee and the winner announced on 12th March 2022.
All nominated films, TV productions and commercials were released in the UK between 1st January 2021 and midnight 31st December 2021(based on data from IMDB and UK general release dates, either theatrical or streamed/on-demand broadcast, including festival screenings).
View the nominees on the BFDG website HERE
The BFDG was established back in 1946 and now boasts over 600 members of talented designers and technicians whose diverse range of skills and experience spans all budgets and genres from international blockbusters to independent features, shorts, pilots, TV drama and light entertainment and commercials.
“We are thrilled to be looking forward to an in-person awards celebration in our 75th anniversary year. Despite the challenges faced, the British Film & TV Industry has continued to deliver exceptional work and we are extremely proud of our members’ achievements.
It is fantastic to see an increasingly high proportion of women nominated across the board, from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Guild has been striving to increase the breadth of our membership body and seeing this represented on our short list of nominations is truly encouraging.”
Sonja Klaus, BFDG Chairperson and Production Designer
The Guild is delighted to have the continued support of our long-time sponsors, and we are truly grateful for their commitment to the Art Department. It has also been wonderful to welcome a number of new sponsors into our membership this year, reflecting just how important the role of the Art Department is to the continuing brilliance of the British Film & TV Industry.