Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oscar Season

Okay, so I realize that my last 3 posts have been about an absolutely precious baby. ( I don't really see a problem...) but I think it can't hurt to try a new topic for a minute or two. Let's talk about the Oscars.

So the Oscars are fast approaching...and considering filmmaking is my major I can't help but be hyper aware of the nominees. Now, that said -- I usually end the night in disappointment because I'm not totally satisfied with the outcome. Although, last year I was really proud of Hurt Locker! AND the female director (Kathryn Bigelo)!

This year I am slightly disappointed that Nolan didn't even get a nod for best director with Inception. I feel like the Nolans always get short changed at the Oscars...
But I'd rather talk about something I am happy about in the Oscar nominees: Alice in Wonderland - Best Costume Design - Colleen Atwood
You may not recognize the name...but seriously IMDB her because I promise she has worked on some of your favorite movies. To name a few: Edward Scissorhands, That Thing You Do!, Sleepy Hollow, Chicago, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Her work is amazing and Alice in Wonderland was so refreshing to watch as far as costumes went. I particularly loved this dress:

And it's so crazy to think the same costume designer produced this too:

I think this is the first and only time I have ever looked at a suit of armor and thought, "Man, I kinda wish I could wear that!"

So I don't know if Colleen will clench the win in this category (she's up against some stiff competition) but I sure hope she does!! She's the winner in my heart!

What are some of your favorite movies in terms of costume design??

*So sorry I didn't credit these photos I googled them all if you know the original source let me know*


1 comment:

Mandy Deitering said...

though i didn't enjoy the movie very much, Alice was my favorite costume design! I LOVED it!