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Richard Taylor

Special Effects, Design

2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards
Best Children's Programme (shared with Estelle Hughes, Sharon Lark, Stuart McAra and Giles Ridge): for Thunderbirds Are Go

2017 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Makeup Design (with Kath Brown and Fiona Sole): for Cleverman

2014 Costume Designers Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Excellence in Fantasy Film (with Ann Maskrey and Bob Buck): for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2014 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Best Make Up/Hair (with Peter King and Richard Findlater): for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Best Make-Up and Hair (with Peter King and Richard Findlater): for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013 Costume Designers Guild Awards
Nominated for Excellence in Fantasy Film (with Ann Maskrey and Bob Buck): for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Costume Design (with Ann Maskrey and Bob Buck): for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012 New Zealander of the Year

2012 Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards
Best Makeup Design (with Davina Lamont and Sean Foot) : for The Devil's Rock

2006 Academy Awards
Achievement in Visual Effects (shared with Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul and Christian Rivers): for King Kong

2006 BAFTA Awards
Achievement in Special Visual Effects (shared with Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul and Christian Rivers): for King Kong

2005 Visual Effects Society Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Visuals in a Video Game (with Mark Skaggs, Matt J Britton and Nate Hubbard): for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

2004 Academy Awards
Costume Design (shared with Ngila Dickson): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Make Up (shared with Peter King): for The Return of the King

2004 BAFTA Awards
Nominated for Costume Design (with Ngila Dickson): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Nominated for Make Up/Hair (with Peter King and Peter Owen): for The Return of the King

2004 Visual Effects Society Awards (United States)
Outstanding Models and Miniature in a Motion Picture (shared with Paul Van Ommen and Eric Saindon): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Nominated for Best Costume Design (with Ngila Dickson): for The Return of the King

2003 BAFTA Awards
Costume Design (shared with Ngila Dickson): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Nominated for Make Up/Hair (with Peter King and Peter Owen): for The Two Towers

2003 Visual Effects Society Awards
Best Models and Miniature in a Motion Picture (shared with Paul Van Ommen and Matt Aitken): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 BAFTA Awards
Achievement in Special Visual Effects (shared with Jim Rygiel, Alex Funke, Randall William Cook and Mark Stetson): for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Make Up/Hair (with Peter King and Peter Owen): for The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Academy Awards
Visual Effects (shared with Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook and Mark Stetson): for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Makeup (shared with Peter Owen): for The Fellowship of the Ring
Also nominated for Costume Design (with Ngila Dickson): forThe Fellowship of the Ring

2002 International Press Academy Satellite Awards
Nominated for Best Costume Design (with Ngila Dickson): for The Fellowship of the Ring
Nominated for Best Visual Effects (with Jim Rygiel, Alex Funke and Randall William Cook): for The Fellowship of the Ring

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Graphics, Animation, Computer Effects or Special Effects (shared with Andrew Beattie and Vince Hartwell): for Heaven

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

1996 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (Spain)
Best Special Effects: for The Frighteners

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Contribution to Design (shared with George Port): for Heavenly Creatures

1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Contribution to Design: for Braindead

1992 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (Spain)
Best Special Effects (shared with Bob McCarron): for Braindead