Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Best Achievement in Costume Design

- Bright Star - Janet Patterson
- Coco avant Chanel - Catherine Leterrier
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Monique Prudhomme
- Nine - Colleen Atwood
- The Young Victoria - Sandy Powell

Who Got Snubbed?: For how showy its costumes are and the fact that it got noms for Best Pic, Best Director, etc, Inglourious Basterds omission is quite a shock. Bridget Von Hammersmark and Shoshana's costumes alone are awesome, not to mention the leopard print hat.

Who Should Win?: I haven't seen The Young Victoria, Coco avant Chanel, or, shockingly enough Parnassus, sorry. But Bright Star has really ill costumes that go a long way towards developing the main character. So that one.

Who Will Win?: It may be oversimplifying, but never underestimate how much they love a royal period piece, never mind a Victorian one, never mind about the actual Queen Victoria. The Young Victoria is my pick then, though a movie about Coco Chanel could be trouble.

Best Achievement in Makeup

- Il divo - Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
- Star Trek - Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
- The Young Victoria - John Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Who Got Snubbed?: Go figure the Oscars not recognizing a horror movie, but Drag Me to Hell should own this. As far as things that had an actual chance, District 9's snub here is very puzzling.

Who Should Win?: I've only seen Star Trek, and wasn't particularly impressed with the makeup. It was OK, I guess.

Who Will Win?: I think this'll be the one they'll actually give to Star Trek. Good for Eric Bana, I like that dude.

Best Achievement in Art Direction

- Avatar - Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, and Kim Sinclair
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - David Warren, Anastasia Masaro, and Caroline Smith
- Nine - John Myhre and Gordon Sim
- Sherlock Holmes - Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
- The Young Victoria - Patrice Vermette and Maggie Gray

Who Got Snubbed?: See, how can Inglourious win Best Picture when it's a period piece that can't get nominated for any Costume or Art awards? Forrealtho Coraline should walk this.

Who Should Win?: I don't think Avatar doesn't deserve this because it's largely animated. I think it doesn't deserve it because its world isn't particularly original. Not having seen Parnassus or Victoria (I promise I'll get better at this when we get to the majors), I guess Holmes' Dickens by way of Steampunk bullshit is better than Nine's boring bullshit.

Who Will Win?: I was thinking Avatar's gonna win this one, because Nine is so hated and everything. But John Myhre won this award for Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha adaptation, and that was even more hated than Nine, so I'ma go out on a limb here and say it. NINE!

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