Oscar-winning art director Karel Černý dies at 92

Czech production designer and art director Karel Černý – who won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Amadeus in 1984 – has died at the age of 92. According to his son-in-law Lubomír Nezbeda, Mr Černý died at his home in Tábor. During his career, Karel Černý worked on almost 200 film and TV productions, 15 TV series, and dozens of short films and ads. Besides working with Miloš Forman on Amadeus, he also worked on all of the director’s early films including Black Peter and Loves of a Blonde. Other directors her worked with included Karel Kachyna and Karel Zeman (the children's classic Journey to the Beginning of Time).

Author: Jan Velinger