1960s East Berlin. The 19th century American frontier. 1920s Denmark. An apocalyptic desert. The surface of the red planet. These are all the productions represented by the nominees for best production design, making it largely a history-fueled affair.
Below is Anne Thompson’s take on how things might shake down in the race for best production design. Check out Thompson on Hollywood’s Oscar predictions pages for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire.