oscars_16_Emile Kuri

If you’re looking for Oscar’s all-star set decorator, look no further than Emile Kuri. The Mexico-born set director of Lebanese descent won two Academy Awards during his illustrious career. Not only did Kuri win a Best Art Direction trophy his work on 1942’s The Heiress, he also won for his set decoration on 1954’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In addition, Kuri was nominated for six more Oscars in the category, including work on the Walt Disney classics Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Best Art Direction, Silver Queen, 15th Academy Awards,  Nominated
Best Art Direction, The Heiress, 22nd Academy Awards, Won
Best Art Direction, Carrie, 25th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Art Direction, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 27th Academy Awards, Won
Best Art Direction, Executive Suite, 27th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Art Direction, The Absent-Minded Professor, 34th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Art Direction, Mary Poppins, 37th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Art Direction, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 44th Academy Awards,  Nominated

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.