Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Costume Design

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Saving Mr. Banks”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: American Hustle, The Grandmaster, The Great Gatsby, The Invisible Woman, 12 Years a Slave

I should have known that “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Saving Mr. Banks” wouldn’t have made the cut, but not the reasons, but that’s only because I predicted them for Best Picture nominations (which neither scored) and there’s a rule in the Oscar bylaws that this category must honor at least one or two costume-heavy films not considered elsewhere (not actually). Those were “The Grandmaster” and “The Great Gatsby,” both of which earned one other technical nomination, and “The Invisible Woman.” I haven’t seen two of those, and I’m not sure I will before Oscar nomination day. “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” both obviously belong here.

My current bet to win: Let’s say The Great Gatsby.

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