just saw both Videos, the one with Cassie and the Hyperion - well, both are good but not perfect
in my opinion the dress change is waaaaaaay better in the Cassie version, the background with all the glittering ice and projections is better in the Hyperion one. But i don't miss the staircase - it is driving me nuts, and that after one time viewing it, all that turning, urgh and to be honest, all that running up and down the staircase does not do the singing any favour, not a fan of the Hyperion Elsa
It probably still will because it's Disney, and no matter what the show itself will be very popular. Hamilton also got nominated for set design (and won I think), while in my opinion that set is incredibly boring.
It was nominated but She Loves Me won.
I agree, Hamilton wouldn't of deserved that set award at all, She Loves Me set deserved it, that set was amazing! Whilst Hamilton's is quite static and doesn't really do much. The most impressive part is the revolve, but even then it is only impressive these days because of the choreography done upon it. It won't win that award in London either, I imagine based on what has already opened, it will be 42nd Street or Angels in America for the win with that one.
The Hamilton set wouldn't have been a deserving winner (especially against She Loves Me), but it's a great fit-for-purpose set design. Accurate to Colonial America in which the truth is things weren't very pretty or visually beautiful.
It deserved the nomination, it's not as basic as it seems on first glance: