Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oscar Nazi Award nominations: Costume Design

Rather than just dump my personal ballot down here all at once, I thought I would do each category some justice by presenting them one at a time, as I tend to do on this blog. First up,
the Oscar Nazi Award nominees for Best Costume Design:

Bright Star (Janet Patterson)
Her softly-hued period costumes compliment the delicate, muted, and intricate nature of Jane Campion's lovely romance. The tenacity of Fanny Brawne is beautifully evoked with eye-catching pinks.

An Education (Odile Dicks-Mireaux)
The high society of 1960's Britain comes to life through these slick fashions. Jenny's dizzying journey through this cool new world can be read on her clothing and in their great designs. Tres chic.

Inglourious Basterds (Anna B. Sheppard)
Accurate WWII attire, but with a bit of a Tarantino twist. Bold colours and glossy formal wear that make an impression but don't fly off the handle.

Nine (Colleen Atwood)
I know the film has its detractors, but even they must concede that Atwood's costumes are utterly gorgeous. In a film with so many female characters on the periphery, her threads give each one a distinct visual voice. Not to mention they're damn sexy!

Sherlock Holmes (Jenny Beavan)
In keeping with Guy Ritchie's reinvention of the famous sleuth, Beavan turns every fashion cliche about Sherlock on its head with quirky but period-appropriate duds. The hat and shades are a delightful touch.

Just missed:
Where the Wild Things Are, Public Enemies, Harry Potter,
(500) Days of Summer.

The Oscar Nazi Award winners will be posted on January 31.

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