Thursday, 19 January 2012


Best Costume Design – Period
Mark Bridges (The Artist)
Sharen Davis (The Help)
Michael O’Connor (Jane Eyre)
Arianne Phillips (W.E.)
Sandy Powell (Hugo)
Best Costume Design – Fantasy
Alexandra Byrne (Thor)
Cindy Evans (Red Riding Hood)
Penny Rose (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Sammy Sheldon (X-Men: First Class)
Jany Temime (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)
Best Costume Design – Contemporary
Erin Benach (Drive)
Wendy Chuck (The Descendants)
Leesa Evans and Christine Wada (Bridesmaids)
Manon Rasmussen (Melancholia)
Trish Summerville (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

I've been going between seven different films for Best Costume Design recently. Five of those are amongst the CDG's Period nominees. Often, at least one of their Fantasy nominees makes the cut, but not always, and I doubt that this is a year in which one does. The only one with much potential in that category is Harry Potter, but it's perhaps the least deserving, and will only happen if the Academy shows major love for HP8, which is looking less likely by the day. Sometimes contemporary costumes make the cut too, particularly in the last few years. I'd imagine The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo stands an outside chance - don't rule it out! The Iron Lady may have gotten caught up between Period and Contemporary here, but it's currently in my predictions. My seven are:

The Artist
The Help
The Iron Lady
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn

And then there's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, of course, and Anonymous; maybe Midnight in Paris or J. Edgar, perhaps The Tree of Life or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, probably not War Horse but, being a period film, it's automatically a contender.