Vanity Fair Looks Over Grant Major’s Back Catalogue

In ‘The Portfolio’, Vanity Fair’s ‘Awards Insider’ columnist speaks with some of this year’s most notable Oscar nominees about their entire body of nominated work. Here, The Power of the Dog production designer New Zealander Grant Major revisits his five nominations, beginning with his big, Oscar-winning break on Lord of the Rings. David Cranfield reports.

“Think of an Oscar contender shot in New Zealand, and Major probably built it,” Cranfield writes.

“He’s received his fifth nomination for his work on [The Power of the Dog] one of the bigger surprises among its impressive haul of 12 nods.

“In going over his Oscar-nominated work, Major takes Vanity Fair through an evolving film industry – one that keeps coming back to the stunning landscapes of New Zealand.”

Original article by David Canfield, Vanity Fair, March 9, 2022.

Photo by Kirsty Griffin.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…