And the nominees are...
For Excellence in Contemporary Film
|Beasts of the Southern Wild -Stephani Lewis|
|The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Louise Stjernsward|
|Silver Linings Playbook - Mark Bridges|
|Skyfall - Jany Temime|
|Zero Dark Thirty – George L. Little|
For Excellence in Period Film
|Lincoln - Joanna Johnston|
|Les Misérables – Paco Delgado|
|Anothe Les Mis 'cause why not|
|Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran|
|Argo – Jacqueline West|
|Moonrise Kingdom – Kasia Walicka-Maimone|
For Excellence in Fantasy Film
|Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck|
|The Hunger Games – Judianna Makovsky|
|Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka|
|Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood|
Can you believe it, four out of five, I think we've found my genre. Cloud Atlas is the only film on this list I haven't seen and I don't think it's out in Australia yet. In this category I've found it hard to separate my feelings for the film from my feelings for the costumes. I love Hunger Games, love it to pieces. When I couldn't find a photo for it that captured why I love it so much I had to compensate with two photos. On the other end of the scale I have such aversion to Snow White and the Huntsmen I find it hard to admit how bad-ass Charlise Theron looks in those evil queen outfits. And sitting somewhere in the middle (Middle Earth that is, tee hee hee) is the Hobbit. While I believe it to be an over long, self indulgent enterprise, I'll confess, the costumes, in particular the dwarf design, is remarkable. So, taking it from left field, my vote goes to Mirror Mirror. One of the first things I said when I saw this films was , "Man I love those costumes."
I will post the nominees for the Television awards (Contemporary, Period/Fantasy, Made for TV Movie or Miniseries, and Commercial Costume Design) in my next post.