Monday, February 20, 2012

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Costume Design

The competition: Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, W.E.

Previous winners: Alice in Wonderland, The Young Victoria, The Duchess, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Marie Antoinette, Memoirs of a Geisha
Who should win: Hugo
Who will win: I would say that there isn’t much suspense related to who’s going to win in this category, but, out of all the races, this tends to be the most detached, often favoring films that aren’t nominated elsewhere. That bodes well for “W.E.,” whose costume designer Arianne Phillips was nominated previously for “Walk the Line.” I’ve actually seen only two of the nominated films in this category, and they’re the ones that are going to be winning all the other awards. It doesn’t seem smart to bet against Sandy Powell, nominated for “Hugo,” who has been in the race nine times before and won three times. It could easily be any of these nominees, but that’s my guess.

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