Donald Graham Burt is a film production designer. He has worked on multiple films including The Joy Luck Club, Dangerous Minds, and Donnie Brasco, as well as with David Fincher on Zodiac in 2007. In 2008 he designed the sets for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction in 2009, an Art Directors Guild Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction, and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Production Design, along with a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Art Direction & Production Design.
Burt is a 1976 graduate of Independence (Kansas) High School and studied art at the University of Arizona.
2001: Catherine Martin (art); Brigitte Broch (set) • 2002: John Myhre (art); Gordon Sim (set) • 2003: Grant Major (art); Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (set) • 2004: Dante Ferretti (art); Francesca Lo Schiavo (set) • 2005: John Myhre (art); Gretchen Rau (set; posthumous award) • 2006: Eugenio Caballero (art); Pilar Revuelta (set) • 2007: Dante Ferretti (art); Francesca Lo Schiavo (set) • 2008: Donald Graham Burt (art) and Victor J. Zolfo (set) • 2009: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art), Kim Sinclair (set) • 2010: Robert Stromberg (art) and Karen O'Hara (set)