Runner-Up: Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Surprise: Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Will Win: Lincoln. This is a slight risk. Most pundits are predicting Anna Karenina, which impressed with its music-box world and model train layouts. My sample may be off, but the one voters tell me they’re going for is Lincoln, due to admiration for production designer Rick Carter and set decorator Jim Erickson’s detailed historical recreation.
Runner-Up: Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
Surprise: Les Miserables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson