Barbara Ling is an American production designer. In 2020, she and set decorator Nancy Haigh won the Academy Award for Best Production Design for their work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.[1][2][3][4][5]


She grew up in Los Angeles and worked on numerous films, including Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin.[6]


Year Film Director Notes
1986 True Stories David Byrne
1987 Making Mr. Right Susan Seidelman
Heaven Diane Keaton Documentary
Less Than Zero Marek Kanievska
1989 Checking Out David Leland
1990 Men Don't Leave Paul Brickman
1991 The Doors Oliver Stone
V.I. Warshawski Jeff Kanew
Fried Green Tomatoes Jon Avnet
1993 Falling Down Joel Schumacher
1994 With Honors Alek Keshishian
1995 Batman Forever Joel Schumacher
1997 Batman & Robin
2001 Hearts in Atlantis Scott Hicks
2007 No Reservations
2012 The Lucky One
2016 Fallen
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino Academy Award for Best Production Design


  1. ^ "Oscars: 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Collects Production Design Honors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  2. ^ Academy, The (2020-02-09). "It's official!". @TheAcademy. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  3. ^ "Oscar-winning production designer Barbara Ling on putting the Once Upon A Time… into Tarantino's latest". Film. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  4. ^ Mulcahey, Matt. "Memory Play: Producer Designer Barbara Ling on Conjuring Quentin Tarantino's Period LA in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  5. ^ Hunt, Aaron. ""It's a Movie About LA and Driving in LA — When You Could Actually Drive in LA": Production Designer Barbara Ling Recreates the Open Streets of 1969 LA for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  6. ^ Grobar, Matt; Grobar, Matt (2019-11-07). "How 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Production Designer Barbara Ling Brought Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Restaurants Back Into The '60s — Production Value Video Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-02-10.

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