In their first ever awards ceremony, the Set Decorators Society of America awarded “Promising Young Woman” and “Mank” as their choices for Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Contemporary Feature Film and a Period Feature Film, respectively. For Sci-Fi/Fantasy, the award went to “Tenet” and for Comedy/Musical, they awarded “The Prom.” With “Mank” being the favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Production Design, this bodes well for Donald Graham Burt and company.

Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Contemporary Feature Film

“Promising Young Woman”

Set Decoration: Rae Deslich SDSA
Production Design: Michael T. Perry
Focus Features


“Da 5 Bloods”

Set Decoration: Jeanette Scott
Production Design: Wynn Thomas

“Hillbilly Elegy”

Set Decoration: Merissa Lombardo SDSA
Production Design: Molly Hughes

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

Set Decoration: Mattie Siegal
Production Design: Molly Hughes

“Sound of Metal”

Set Decoration: Tara Pavoni
Production Design: Jeremy Woodward

Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Period Feature Film


Set Decoration: Jan Pascale SDSA
Production Design: Donald Graham Burt



Set Decoration: Stella Fox
Production Design: Kave Quinn

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara SDSA, Diana Stoughton
Production Design: Mark Ricker

“News of the World”

Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan SDSA
Production Design: David Crank

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Set Decoration: Andrew Baseman SDSA
Production Design: Shane Valentino

Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Science Fiction or Fantasy Feature Film


Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
Production Design: Nathan Crowley
Warner Bros Pictures


“The Midnight Sky”

Set Decoration: John Bush
Production Design: Jim Bissell

“Palm Springs”

Set Decoration: Kelsi Ephraim
Production Design: Jason Kisvarday

“The Witches”

Set Decoration: Rafaella Giovannetti SDSA
Production Design: Gary Freeman

“Wonder Woman 1984”

Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson SDSA
Production Design: Aline Bonetto

Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Comedy or Musical Feature Film

“The Prom”

Set Decoration: Gene Serdena SDSA
Production Design: Jamie Walker McCal


“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Set Decoration: Alina Pentac (Romania Unit)
Production Design: David Saenz de Maturana


Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
Production Design: Dominic Watkins

“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

Set Decoration: Naomi Moore
Production Design: Paul Inglis

“The King of Staten Island”

Set Decoration: David Schlesinger SDSA
Production Design: Kevin Thompson

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