Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Costume Design

The competition: Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King’s Speech, The Tempest, True Grit

Previous winners: The Young Victoria, The Duchess, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Marie Antoinette, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Aviator
My winner: A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop
Who should win: The King’s Speech
Who will win: I said last year that designing royalty is the pathway to winning in this category. That would put “The King’s Speech” ahead, and I think that its victory is highly likely. Jeanne Beavan won for “A Room with a View” back in 1986 and should take home her second trophy this year. Watch out for two-time winner Colleen Atwood, though “Alice in Wonderland” infuriated far more people than it excited, especially in the costume department. Sandy Powell is a three-time winner, and this is one category where a film like “The Tempest,” nominated nowhere else, could in fact win. This is the first nomination for both Mary Zophres (“True Grit”) and Antonella Cannarozzi (“I Am Love”). Excited as I would be by the idea of the latter winning, it’s highly unlikely, if not impossible.

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