Period films dominated the cinematography category when this year's Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. DPs getting nods were Dion Beebe for Chicago, Edward Lachman for Far From Heaven, Michael Ballhaus for Gangs of New York, Pawel Edelman for The Pianist, and Conrad L. Hall for Road to Perdition. Among them, Hall, who died recently and who was a grand of man of filmmaking, is a sentimental favorite. Lachman's work won an award from the New York Film Critics' Circle. Ballhaus is, of course, a regular collaborator of Gangs' director Martin Scorsese. Beebe's highly praised work was achieved with the help of theatrical LDs Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, who lit each of Chicago's musical numbers. Below is a complete list of design nominees.

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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

Cinematography
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

Makeup
Frida John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba
The Time Machine John M. Elliott, Jr. and Barbara Lorenz