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Academy Award for Best Art Direction

The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. The Academy Award for Best Art Direction recognizes achievement in art direction on a film. The films below are listed with their production year, so the Oscar 2000 for best art direction went to a film from 1999.

List of Winners

Year Art Director Picture
1928 William Cameron Menzies The Dove and Tempest
1929 Cedric Gibbons The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1930 Herman Rosse King of Jazz
1931 Max Ree Cimarron
1932 Gordon Wiles Transatlantic
1933 William S. Darling Cavalcade
1934 Cedric Gibbons, Frederic Hope The Merry Widow
1935 Richard Day The Dark Angel
1936 Richard Day Dodsworth
1937 Stephen Goosson Lost Horizon
1938 Carl J. Weyl The Adventures of Robin Hood
1939 Lyle Wheeler Gone with the Wind
1940 Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse (b/w)
Vincent Korda (color)
Pride and Prejudice
The Thief of Bagdad
1941 Richard Day, Nathan Juran, Thomas Little (b/w)
Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary, Edwin B. Willis(color)
How Green Was My Valley
Blossoms in the Dust
1942 Richard Day, Joseph Wright, Thomas Little(b/w)
Richard Day, Joseph Wright, Thomas Little(color)
This Above All
My Gal Sal
1943 James Basevi, William Darling, Thomas Little(b/w)
Alexander Golitzen, John B. Goodman, Russell A. Gausman, Ira S. Webb(color)
The Song of Bernadette
Phantom of the Opera
1944 Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Paul Huldschinsky, Edwin B. Willis(b/w)
Wiard Ihnen, Thomas Little(color)
1945 Wiard Ihnen, A. Roland Fields(b/w)
Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte, Samuel M. Comer(color)
Blood on the Sun
Frenchman's Creek
1946 William Darling, Lyle Wheeler, Thomas Little, Frank E. Hughes(b/w)
Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis(color)
Anna and the King of Siam
The Yearling
1947 John Bryan, Wilfred Shingleton(b/w)
Alfred Junge(color)
Great Expectations
Black Narcissus
1948 Roger K. Furse, Carmen Dillon (b/w)
Hein Heckroth, Arthur Lawson(color)
The Red Shoes
1949 Harry Horner, John Meehan, Emile Kuri(b/w)
Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. Moore(color)
The Heiress
Little Women
1950 Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Samuel M. Comer, Ray Moyer(b/w)
Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler, Samuel M. Comer, Ray Moyer(color)
Sunset Boulevard
Samson and Delilah
1951 Richard Day, George James Hopkins(b/w)
Cedric Gibbons, Preston Ames, Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason(color)
A Streetcar Named Desire
An American in Paris
1952 Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno, Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason(b/w)
Paul Sheriff, Marcel Vertes(color)
The Bad and the Beautiful
Moulin Rouge
1953 Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno, Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt(b/w)
Lyle Wheeler, George W. Davis, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox(color)
Julius Caesar
The Robe
1954 Richard Day(b/w)
John Meehan, Emile Kuri(color)
On the Waterfront
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1955 Hal Pereira, Tambi Larsen, Samuel M. Comer, Arthur Krams(b/w)
William Flannery, Jo Mielziner, Robert Priestley(color)
The Rose Tattoo
1956 Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm F. Brown, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason(b/w)
Lyle R. Wheeler, John Decuir, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox(color)
Somebody Up There Likes Me
The King and I
1957 Ted Haworth, Robert Priestley Sayonara
1958 William A. Horning, Preston Ames, Henry Grace, F. Keogh Gleason Gigi
1959 Lyle R. Wheeler, George W. Davis, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss(b/w)
William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno, Hugh Hunt(color)
The Diary of Anne Frank
1960 Alexander Trauner, Edward G. Boyle(b/w)
Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom, Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron(color)
The Apartment
1961 Harry Horner, Gene Callahan(b/w)
Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin(color)
The Hustler
West Side Story
1962 Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead, Oliver Emert(b/w)
John Box, John Stoll, Dario Simoni(color)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lawrence of Arabia
1963 Gene Callahan(b/w)
John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown, Herman Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Maurice Pelling, Boris Juraga, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox, Ray Moyer(color)
America America
1964 Vassilis Fotopoulos (b/w)
Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, George James Hopkins(color)
Zorba the Greek
My Fair Lady
1965 Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Kish (b/w)
John Box, Terry Marsh, Dario Simoni(color)
Ship of Fools
Doctor Zhivago
1966 Richard Sylbert, George James Hopkins(b/w)
Jack Martin Smith, Dale Hennesy, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss(color)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Fantastic Voyage
1967 John Truscott, Edward Carrere, John W. Brown Camelot
1968 John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston Oliver!
1969 John Decuir, Jack Martin Smith, Herman Blumenthal, Walter M. Scott, George Hopkins, Raphael Bretton Hello, Dolly!
1970 Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo, Antonio Mateos, Pierre-Louis Thevenet Patton
1971 John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon Nicholas and Alexandra
1972 Rolf Zehetbauer, Jurgen Kiebach, Herbert Strabel Cabaret
1973 Henry Bumstead, James Payne The Sting
1974 Dean Tavoularis, Angelo Graham, George R. Nelson The Godfather Part II
1975 Ken Adam, Roy Walker, Vernon Dixon Barry Lyndon
1976 George Jenkins, George Gaines All the President's Men
1977 John Barry, Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley, Roger Christian Star Wars
1978 Paul Sylbert, Edwin O'Donovan, George Gaines Heaven Can Wait
1979 Philip Rosenberg, Tony Walton, Edward Stewart, Gary Brink All That Jazz
1980 Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens Tess
1981 Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley; Michael Ford (Set Decoration) Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Stuart Craig, Bob Laing; Michael Seirton (Set Decoration) Gandhi
1983 Anna Asp Fanny & Alexander
1984 Patrizia von Brandenstein; Karel Cerny (Set Decoration) Amadeus
1985 Stephen Grimes; Josie Macavin (Set Decoration) Out of Africa
1986 Gianni Quaranta, Brian Ackland-Snow; Brian Savegar, Elio Altamura (Set Decoration) A Room with a View
1987 Ferdinando Scarfiotti; Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri (Set Decoration) The Last Emperor
1988 Stuart Craig; Gerard James (Set Decoration) Dangerous Liaisons
1989 Anton Furst; Peter Young (Set Decoration) Batman
1990 Richard Sylbert; Rick Simpson (Set Decoration) Dick Tracy
1991 Dennis Gassner; Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration) Bugsy
1992 Luciana Arrighi; Ian Whittaker (Set Decoration) Howards End
1993 Allan Starski; Ewa Braun (Set Decoration) Schindler's List
1994 Ken Adam; Carolyn Scott (Set Decoration) The Madness of King George
1995 Eugenio Zanetti Restoration
1996 Stuart Craig; Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration) The English Patient
1997 Peter Lamont; Michael Ford (Set Decoration) Titanic
1998 Martin Childs; Jill Quertier (Set Decoration) Shakespeare in Love
1999 Rick Heinrichs; Peter Young (Set Decoration) Sleepy Hollow
2000 Tim Yip Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 Catherine Martin (Art Direction) and Brigitte Broch (Set Decoration) Moulin Rouge!
2002 John Myhre (art director), Gordon Sim (set decorator) Chicago
2003 Grant Major (Art Direction); Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (Set Decoration) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 Dante Ferretti (Art Direction); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration) The Aviator
2005 John Myhre (Art Direction); Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration) Memoirs of a Geisha
2006 Eugenio Caballero (Art Direction); Pilar Revuelta (Set Decoration) Pan's Labyrinth
2007 Dante Ferretti (AD); Francesca Lo Schiavo (SD) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo The Curious Case of Benjamin Button