Both Chicago and Gangs of New York received multiple nominations for this year's Academy Awards, which will be held on March 23. The films were nominated for art direction, costumes, and cinematography. Other films to receive attention were Julie Taymor's Frida and Roman Polanski's The Pianist. The design nominees are:

Art Direction

Chicago: Art Direction, John Myhre; Set Decoration, Gord Sim

Frida: Art Direction, Felipe Fernandez del Paso; Set Decoration, Hannia Robledo

Gangs of New York: Art Direction, Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration, Francesca Lo Schiavo

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Art Direction, Grant Major; Set Decoration, Dan Hennah and Alan Lee

Road to Perdition: Art Direction, Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration, Nancy Haigh


Chicago: Dion Beebe

Far from Heaven: Edward Lachman

Gangs of New York: Michael Ballhaus

The Pianist: Pawel Edelman

Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall

Costume Design

Chicago: Colleen Atwood

Frida: Julie Weiss

Gangs of New York: Sandy Powell

The Hours: Ann Roth

The Pianist: Anna Sheppard


Frida: John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba

The Time Machine: John M. Elliott Jr. and Barbara Lorenz