Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

Last year’s nominees: Australia, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Duchess, Milk, Revolutionary Road

This year’s CDG nominees: (Period) Coco Before Chanel, Julie & Julia, Nine, Sherlock Holmes, The Young Victoria (Contemporary) 500 Days of Summer, Bruno, Crazy Heart, Precious, Up in the Air (Fantasy) Avatar, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Star Trek

Other contenders: Inglourious Basterds, Bright Star, An Education

The rundown: The barrage of CDG nominees makes it hard to pick out the real contenders. Anything regal or musical usually does well, and forget about all the contemporary flicks since none of them are anywhere similar to the two modern-day films to place here in recent years (“The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Queen,” both in 2006). Whether “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” will make it in is a question, in addition to whether the otherwise snubbed “Bright Star” will be recognized at all. I don’t think “Avatar” will take a spot here, but you never know.

Forecasted winner: The Young Victoria

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