Two Oscar Nominations for ‘Fantastic Beasts’


Jan 24, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts, Honors/Awards, Movies, News, Stuart Craig

Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Among this year’s star-studded accolades is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with nominations for Best Production Design and Best Costumes.

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British production designer and longtime Harry Potter collaborator, Stuart Craig received the nomination for Best Production Design for his magical 1920s New York sets and Colleen Atwood received the nod for her magnificent jazz age costume design.

Stuart Craig has been previously nominated for four Harry Potter related Academy Awards including Best Art Direction for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows Part I and II. Colleen Atwood has three Oscar wins to her credit from 2002, 2005 and 2010 as reported by Leaky earlier this month.

In addition to the Fantastic Beasts recognition, the animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings, voiced by Harry Potter alum Ralph Fiennes, is nominated for Best Visual Effects and Best Animated Feature. The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell, who Potter fans now know as villainous wizard, Percival Graves, from Fantastic Beasts, was nominated for Best Original ScreenPlay.

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The 89th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony will be telecast on Sunday, February 26 at 7pm EST on ABC and will be hosted for the first time by late night personality Jimmy Kimmel.

Congratulations to all of the Oscar nomination recipients in the Potterverse this year!

Click here for the complete list of the 2017 Academy Award nominations.

See Leaky’s recent story here on Fantastic Beasts costume designer Colleen Atwood.

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