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Grant Major

Production Designer

2014 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Production Design: for The Dead Lands

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Production Design: for The Vintner's Luck

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Short Film: for Undergrowth

2006 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Achievement in Art Direction (with Dan Hennah and Simon Bright): for King Kong

2006 BAFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Production Design: for King Kong

2006 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (with Dan Hennah, Joe Bleakley, Simon Bright, Simon Harper, David Cooke and Jacqui Allen): for King Kong

2006 Air New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Technical Contribution to a Short Film: for Dead Letters

2005 Hollywood Film Festival
Production Designer of the Year

2004 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Film

2004 Academy Awards
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (shared with Dan Hennah and Alan Lee): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (shared with Dan Hennah, Joe Bleakley, Philip Ivey, Simon Bright, Jules Cook, Jacqui Allen and Ross McGarva): for The Return of the King

2004 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Golden Satellite Award for Best Art Direction (shared with Dan Hennah and Alan Lee): for The Return of the King
Also nominated for same award (with Grace Mok): for Whale Rider

2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Production Design: for The Return of the King

2004 BAFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Production Design: for The Return of the King

2003 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Film (shared with Dan Hennah, Joe Bleakley, Rob Outterside, Philip Ivey, Mark Robins, Jules Cook, Ross McGarva and Jaqui Allen): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (with Dan Hennah and Alan Lee): for The Two Towers

2003 BAFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Production Design: for The Two Towers

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Design: for Whale Rider

2002 American Film Institute Awards
AFI Production Designer of the Year: for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (with Dan Hennah): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Academy Awards
Nominated for Best Production Design : for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 BAFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Production Design: for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Art Directors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Production Design - Period or Fantasy Films (with Dan Hennah, Rob Outterside, Joe Bleakley, Mark Robins, Philip Ivey, Jules Cook and Ross McGarva): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Nominated for Golden Satellite Award for Best Art Direction (with Dan Hennah): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2001 National Board of Review (United States)
Outstanding Production Design: for The Fellowship of the Ring

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Design: for Memory and Desire

1997 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Design - Film: for The Ugly

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Design - Film: for Heavenly Creatures

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Contribution to Design: for An Angel at My Table