Spanish art director, set decorator and production designer Gil Parrondo teamed up with fellow Spaniard Antonio Mateos and Urie McCleary and Pierre-Louis Thevenet to create the sets for Best Picture winner Patton, a biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. The quarter would win an Oscar for Best Art Direction for their striking set design work. Parrondo would win a second Academy Award in the category for his work on the period drama Nicholas and Alexandra the following year, and he’d earn another nomination a year later for his work on Travels with My Aunt.
Best Art Direction, Patton, 43rd Academy Awards, Won
Best Art Direction, Nicholas and Alexandra, 44th Academy Awards, Won
Best Art Direction, Travels with My Aunt, 45th Academy Awards, Nominated