Because of COVID, we’ve all been indoors thinking about what shows to watch and what decorating we may want to do. All those sumptuous sets in movies and TV shows. Who’s responsible for making it all look so delectable?
Perfect timing for the just announced ASPIRE Design and Home magazine’s “Best-Dressed Rooms in TV and Film Awards” which not only will be a TV awards show but the company behind it also has the largest group of show houses and will devote one to the winning productions.
Former CNN entertainment correspondent Jill Brooke, who runs flowerpowerdaily.com, created the idea and joined forces with ASPIRE Design and Home owners Steve Mandel and Amy Sneider.
For the first time ever, there will be a category honoring the Floral Artists in films and TV as well as the set decorators who often do the heavy-lifting and implementation of the designs. It’s about time!
Judges include set decorators Beth Kushnick (“The Good Fight,”) Lydia Marks, (“Sex and the City” movies) and Melinda Ritz (“Will and Grace,”) as well as decorators for celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Robin Wright and Queen Latifah. Also adding their expertise: Jenny Tobin, the florist for over 20 Oscar and B.A.F.T.A.-nominated films, including “The Favourite,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Fantastic Beasts 1 and 2,” actor and director Chazz Palminteri, landscape architect Fernando Wong from Discovery’s “Clipped” and Tony and Emmy-award winning Derek McLane, who designed “Beautiful,” the Carole King musical, and “Moulin Rouge,” as well as 2014’s Oscars.
Categories in the competition include Best Contemporary and Best Period design, Cheap Chic Award, Best Bedroom, Best Hotel Room, Best Use of Outside Space, Best Use of Small Space, Best Costumes Enhancing Decor, Best Room to Evoke Nostalgia. Best Dining Room or Kitchen as well as Coolest Detail for Plot Enhancement.
The list of nominees includes “Bridgerton,” “Mank,” The Undoing,” The Queen’s Gambit, “Billions,” “Emily in Paris,” “One Night in Miami,” “The Crown,” “Malcolm & Marie” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”