oscars_48_Gil Parrondo & Antonio Mateos

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 

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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.