Academy Award-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood, whose design work is on display this year in Focus Films’ Anna Karenina, will receive the Hollywood Film Awards’ production designer of the year award at the Festival’s Oct. 22 awards ceremony. This will be Greenwood’s second honor as Hollywood production designer of the year. She was similarly honored four years ago for her work on The Soloist (2009) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).
Greenwood has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for best achievement in art direction – in 2010 for Sherlock Holmes, Atonement in 2008, and Pride & Prejudice in 2006. She received a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) and an Evening Standard British Film Award for best technical achievement, both for Atonement (2007). In previous years, she has been nominated for two other BAFTA awards for The Last King (2003) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996).
Greenwood will be honored during the Hollywood Film Awards’ black-tie awards ceremony banquet at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel before a gathering of 1,200 industry and guild executives, stars, celebrities, filmmakers and media. Previous recipients of the Festival’s production designer honors are Robert Boyle, Henry Bumstead, Rick Carter, Stuart Craig, William Creber, Dante Ferretti, Grant Major, Harold Michelson, James J. Murakami, John Myhre and Robert Stromberg.
Greenwood recently served as production designer on Focus Features’ Hanna (2011), Warner Brothers’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Sherlock Holmes, and Dreamworks’ The Soloist. In addition, Greenwood has won the Art Directors Guild’s excellence in production design award for Sherlock Holmes and was nominated for her work on Atonement. Greenwood’s additional credits for production design include Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Starter for 10 (2006) and Born Romantic (2008).