Didn’t get nominated for best picture this year? Never mind, switched on Holiday Goddesses can fulfil their Hollywood dreams with some role playing instead. Book a trip to the spot or even the actual hotel where your favourite movie or television series of 2019 was filmed (or where the storyline was set – which is often on a totally different continent). Curl up on the plane and re-watch the movie as you fly to your film destination, that way you’ll be ready to stride out of the airport and straight into character.
Holiday Goddess has done some homework for you, uncovering where all the Oscars 2020 Best Picture Nominations were filmed, help making you decision on which movie hotspots to visit in 2020 and beyond all the easier.
Director Sam Mendes returned to Wiltshire, Hankley Common in the UK (where he also filmed his James Bond film, Skyfall) – the area is famous for the Salisbury Plain on which Stonehenge is located – as well as Govan, Scotland which is just west of Glasgow city centre. For extra Scottish adventures read these Holiday Goddess articles.
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
No matter if you prefer to be in the stands watching the action, or behind the wheel on the racetrack, a trip to this international motorsports park is sure to be exhilarating. Willow Springs Raceway near Rosamond and Lancaster in California was the main racetrack shown throughout the film but, Savannah in Georgia and Glendale in California are also filming locations you may wish to visit.
The Irishman (2019)
While the story is set in Pennsylvania & Ohio, word has it that director Martin Scorsese took the crew to a total of 117 locations! So, unless you have the desire (not to mention time and budget) to research & visit each one, you may want to stick to the main shoot locations around New York: Patterson, New Jersey and Queens. Holiday Goddess has more ideas for New York trips here.
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
While the film is set in Germany the filming for Jojo Rabbit mostly took place in Prague, Ustek, Chcebuz, and Zatec – all towns of the Czech Republic.
Head to the Bronx, Harlem, Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York along with as Newark and Jersey City in New Jersey, USA.
Little Women (2019)
The majority of filming was done in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Additional filming locations included Lancaster, Harvard and Concord also in Massachusetts, USA. The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University? This beautiful botanical garden was used to recreate a 19th-century Paris park scene.
Marriage Story (2019)
This film with Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver Laura Dern was shot in Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York & Los Angeles, USA.
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019)
All the actors including Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo di Caprio would have been relieved to not travel far from home with filming, as you would hope, occurring in Los Angeles. Production and filming required months of collaboration with city planners, business owners, set decorators, and construction crews. A fun example while filming at Musso & Frank Grill (one Brad Pitt’s personal favourite dining spots), the owners brought out the original plates to set the scene. For more ideas read this Holiday Goddess Guide for other celebrity spots to visit in Los Angeles.
Filming took place around Seoul and in Jeonju, South Korea. The Parks’ house, said in the film to be designed by a fictional architect named Namgoong Hyeonja, was an entirely newly-built set.