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Two silly questions about dressing up and playing house with the Oscar contenders

Okay, one final round of question for Team Experience about the Oscar nominations. We've talked about people who didn't make the list and the nominations that delighted us. Now, two burning questions inspired by the Production Design and Costume nominations.

Which production design nominated picture would you most want to live inside?

GLENN: Hail, Caesar!, but only if Tilda Swinton and I find ourselves running around movie studio backlots set to a zippy orchestral soundtrack. I might just sneakily pop into Passengers' robot bar for a drink when we're done.

 DAVID: The moment I saw the ridiculously giant Ingrid Bergman wall in La La Land is the moment I knew that film was definitely on my wavelength...

LYNN: La La Land. It's both the L.A. all Angelenos know & love & hate, and the L.A. we all dream it could be.  In Technicolor.

JOSE:  Considering the houses in La La Land look like Almodovar meets Ikea, they're the most practical, so going with that. 

STEVEN: I gasped when I first saw Amy Adams' house in Arrival and my heart ached more for it every time the film returned to it. It's obviously a calming place to be when it seems the world is ending, so now seems the right time to move in.  

NICK: I would like to be this deck chair. Wait, is that what you asked? 

LAURENCE: Hail, Caesar!. Such a gorgeous-looking movie - Deakins would've deserved one of his requisite nominations for it too - that in a just world would be way more present on the nominees list. I want to hide out in that beachside blacklisted commie den. 

MANUEL: I basically want to take residence in the "No Dames" set from Hail Caesar! (So long it comes equipped with Channing & his sea men.)

JOHN: So I hear there's this bar full of sailors where Channing Tatum bursts into song and dance?

Which costume design nominated picture would you most want to raid for wardrobe?

DAVID: If I ever look as good as Brad Pitt does in those natty suits from Allied, you can go ahead and give me an open casket funeral right now.

ERIC: I want to spend a week in Morocco with Marion and Brad in their Allied costumes.  And then two more weeks with them both out of those costumes.

STEVEN: I'll have to go with (somewhat surprisingly to myself) Fantastic Beasts. I actually really loved some of Newt Scamander's wardrobe, particularly that dashing blue coat. As a ginger myself, I think I could rock it with similar aplomb. 

NICK: I would surely look amazing in all eight of the frocks that Florence Foster Jenkins wears simultaneously at any given moment. Nobody layers like she does.

MANUELI'd kill for any of Sebastian's suits in La La Land. 

LYNN: Oh easily La La Land.  I want all of Emma Stone's dresses.  ALL OF THEM.

JOSE: That scene where Natalie Portman tries on all her dresses while drinking vodka and smoking in Jackie is like the artsiest fashion montage scene ever. 

MATTHEW: I'd grab Jackie's mourning couture, if only to amplify my newfound hobby of walking around the house purring, "Miiiiiiiiis-ter Vuh-len-tee."

JOHN: I'd love to be dramatic and wear Jackie's blood-stained pink dress and twirl around in that silky bathrobe crying to the Camelot score.

How about you dear reader? Which of the production design nominees (Arrival, Passengers, Hail Caesar, Fantastic Beasts, La La Land) are you prepared to live inside of? And which of the costume design nominees (Allied, La La Land, Fantastic Beasts, Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie) has numbers you're dying to try on? 

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I second Lynn's assertion and say Emma's dresses from La La Land, especially the yellow one from "A Lovely Night" and the white one from the last dance sequence!

January 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterajnrules

Art Direction:
Drowning in a suspended pool makes "Passengers" too frightening for me. It is between the Old Hollywood ("Hail, Caesar!") and the New Nostalgic Hollywood ("La La Land") for me. Screw it! Put me in one of those westerns with Hobie Doyle!

Costume Design:
While it would be nice to color coordinate with my friends, a la "La La Land," I think it would be a ball to play dress up with the cast of "Florence Foster Jenkins" and then go to one of those ragers at St. Claire's home away from Florence.

January 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris James

Definitely the Arrival house and Gosling's clothes.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Me too Nick, me too.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

So "Arrival" was basically nominated for the house alone? I really appreciate the slick simplicity of the alien spaceships and the design of the language, but this is one case where I think the minimalism is less striking than it is kind of dull.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

The right answer is A Bigger Splash. I would totally live in that house, with those clothes and with Matthias by my side.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

The library in the handmaiden

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoechua11

@PeggySue co-sign

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJB

I cant believe all the cozy warm knitwear of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS didn't get a costume design nod...perhaps it opened too early and voters forgot about it...such a shame

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdave

The Handmaiden's labyrinth maze of a mansion.

All the fabulous retro couture gowns in The Dressmaker.

Oh wait.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

Production Design: Fantastic Beasts because is better living in the wizarding world right now then United States on the oompa loompa era.

Costumes: Fantastic Beasts (read production design first) and Jackie beacuse shoul be mor soldiers, more horses, more cameras, more crying. Ops! ;)

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJon

Jackie still hasn't arrived in my city yet. Wondering if others are experiencing this very big problem. I find it weird because my city had Silence, 20th Century Women and Moonlight twice.

I'm with the sailors bar in Hail Caesar as well.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Production Design: I LOVED the house in Arrival so that's my pick of which one I'd like to live in... I live in Los Angeles and was a Barista at Central Perk on the WB lot in 2004, so I've pretty much lived Emma Stone's reality in La La Land minus the Bergman wall and cute mopey boyfriend. (Mopey? Yes! Cute? Not really.)

Costume Design: I suppose if I went with Jackie's wardrobe, I could also fulfill my long dormant desire to be Parker Posey in "House of Yes"... But I'm going with Fantastic Beasts, because those winter weather suit layers are right up my alley.

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Greenlee

I would live in "La La Land"

January 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjaragon

Totally Arrival. It's easy to forget that the set is not only the spachesip and camp, but also that gorgeous house!
And all the suits in La La Land. I'll also take Jackie for the most beautiful grieving dresses.

January 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

Every mentions o Arrival PAINED my heart to know tt Amy is NOT nom for her best work!! She so much betta in Arrival than AH! Argghhh, I wld rather see she nom than Negga or Queen Meryl.

The comments on Jackie is sooooo witty n hilarious!!! I'm afraid it's legacy is gonna turn into pure camp faster than RuPaul's "Silence! I've made my decision"

January 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

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