The anti-war film is directed by Edward Berger and is an adaptation of a book of the same
Christian M Goldbeck and and Ernest Hipper at the Academy Awards
Last Updated: 06.23 AM, Mar 13, 2023
The German language anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front has bagged the award for the Best Production Design. The award went to Christian M Goldbeck and Ernest Hipper for the set decoration.
In his acceptance speech, production designer Goldbeck gave a shout-out to the entire team of All Quiet on the Western Front. He said, "I am completely blown away. To our beautiful director Edward Berger, I could not have not have done this without you. This whole thing was a real team effort. My heart goes to all the other APDs, who worked on this project. I could not have done this without you." An emotional Goldbeck then dedicated the award to his sons. "I want to give this to my two beautiful sons," he said before wrapping up the speech.
Ernestine, who first thanked her family, said, "When I started this, I was told 'Ernestine, don’t ever forget, you’re only as good as your team'. So this is to all the hardworking people in Prague, and all the teams that helped me to get on this stage. The Academy, thank you so much.”
All Quiet on the Western Front is based on a 1929 novel of the same name, which was penned by Erich Maria Remarque. The film, which is directed by Edward Berger, features Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Edin Hasanovic, Sebastian Hülk, Aaron Hilmer and Devid Striesow.
The plot is set against the backdrop of World War I and follows the journey of a young German soldier named Paul Bäumer, who is soon exposed to the realities of a war.
All Quiet on the Western Front also bagged the awards in the Best International Feature Film, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score at the 95th Academy Awards. The film first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and opened to positive reviews. The anti-war film won seven awards at the 76th British Academy Awards after being nominated in 17 categories.