Sunday, January 22, 2012

84th Oscar Costume Design Updates (1/22/12)

Here are today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Costume Design race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry. I’m currently predicting that three best picture nominees will also receive costume nominations, which is unusual for this category. I’m currently thinking that Hugo wins because it has both period pieces and fantasy costumes during several of the flashback scenes. As in most categories, more is often equated with better when it comes to the win, which is why Shame is so far down this list despite the rather stylized contemporary costumes that are worn through most of the film.

1. Sandy Powell for Hugo (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 2)
2. Michael O’Connor for Jane Eyre (previous rank 1)
3. Mark Bridges for The Artist (previous rank 5)
4. Sharen Davis for The Help (previous rank 12)
5. Arianna Phillips for W.E. (previous rank 8)

6. Jill Taylor for My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 7)
7. Joanna Johnston for War Horse (previous rank 3)
8. Jany Temime for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 19)
9. Denise Cronenberg for A Dangerous Method (previous rank 4)
10. Lisy Christi for Anonymous (previous rank 10)
11. Deborah Hopper for J. Edgar (previous rank 6)
12. Sonia Grande for Midnight In Paris (previous rank 37)
13. Elko Ishioka and Simonetta Mariano for Immortals (previous rank 15)
14. Trish Summerville for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 22)
15. Penny Rose for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (previous rank 24)
16. Consolata Boyle for The Iron Lady (previous rank 13)
17. Pierre-Yves Gayraud for Albert Nobbs (previous rank 11)
18. Jacqueline Durran for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (previous rank 16)
19. Jacqueline West for Water For Elephants (previous rank 14)
20. Jenny Beavan for Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game Of Shadows (previous rank 21)
21. Man Lim Chung for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (previous rank 9)
22. Jeffrey Kurland and Anna B. Sheppard for Captain America: The First Avenger (previous rank 17)
23. Tania Franco for Mysteries Of Lisbon (Misterios de Lisboa) (New)
24. Pierre-Yves Gayraud for The Three Musketeers (previous rank 35)
25. Alexandra Byrne for Thor (previous rank 33)

26. Louise Frogley for The Conspirator (previous rank 27)
27. Caroline De Vivaise for The Princess Of Montpensier (La Princesse De Montpensier) (New)
28. Bojana Nikitovic for Coriolanus (previous rank 23)
29. Cindy Evans for Red Riding Hood (previous rank 43)
30. Erin Benach for Drive (New)
31. Manon Rasmussen for Melancholia (New)
32. Sammy Sheldon for X-Men: First Class (previous rank 20)
33. Leesa Evans and Christine Wada for Bridesmaids (previous rank 46)
34. Wendy Chuck for The Descendants (previously ranked 36)
35. William Chang and Graciela Mazon for The Flowers Of War (Jin Ling Shi San Chai) (previously listed in 84th Oscar race, rank 44)
36. Dominique Louis for Mozart’s Sister (Nannerl, La Soeur De Mozart) (New)
37. Clara Bilbao for Blackthorn (New)
38. Jacqueline West for The Tree Of Life (previous rank 18)
39. Colleen Atwood for The Rum Diary (previous rank 28)
40. Olivier Beriot for The Lady (previous rank 38)
41. Gabriele Binder for In The Land Of Blood And Honey (previous rank 42)
42. Victoria Farrell for Meek’s Cutoff (previous rank 26)
43. Gino Gonzales for Amigo (New)
44. Michael O’Connor for The Eagle (New)
45. Mary Zophres for Cowboys & Aliens (previous rank 34)
46. Ann Roth for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (New)
47. Michael Wilkinson for Sucker Punch (previous rank 49)
48. Odile Dicks-Mireaux for One Day (previous rank 36)
49. Pascaline Chavanne for Potiche (New)
50. David C. Robinson for Young Adult (New)
51. David C. Robinson for Shame (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Costume Design predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into costumes, you might also like Art Decoration and Makeup.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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  1. i agree with your predix. a little shaky though whether or not 'w.e.' will make it in.

    1. I admit that I'm not entirely sure about W.E. myself, but they usually have at least one film in contention that wasn't mentioned anywhere else, and this one picked up the Costume Design Guild nomination for period clothing, so I'm thinking it will be the one.

  2. Hey, if it is OK to put it here, I Just finished my final predictions for the Oscars:
    I haven't wrote an English Version this time, but i understand that you have a Kickass Auto-Translate program... Just remember that the film that you see as "The Mole" is in fact "TTSS".

  3. Excellent! By the way, I finally saw The Mole (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) this weekend. I didn't like it as much as you did, but was really glad that I went in knowing that it could be confusing so that I paid extra attention. I should have a review up in the next few weeks (I've got three films that I've seen that still need reviews, and hope to work on them after the nomination analysis is done!)