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THE 83RD ANNUAL OSCARS ARE NOW HISTORY. HERE WERE THE NOMINEES FOR 2010.

Costume Design

 Colleen Atwood
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
9th nom |
3rd win!

CDG NOMINEE -FANTASY

Antonella Cannarozzi
I AM LOVE 

1st nomination!

 Jenny Beavan
THE KING'S SPEECH
9th nom | 1 win
CDG NOMINEE -PERIOD
 Sandy Powell
THE TEMPEST
9th nom | 3 wins
CDG NOMINEE -FANTASY
Mary Zophres
TRUE GRIT
1st nomination!
CDG NOMINEE -PERIOD


INTERVIEW


 

Will Win: COLLEEN ATWOOD, Alice in Wonderland
Neither Sandy Powell (The Tempest) nor Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland) have ever won in a year when the other was not nominated. Since Oscar's two favorite contemporary designers are both here again, and the Academy seems to want to keep their nomination and win stats dead even -- I'm sure this is subconscious ;) -- I'm predicting Atwood.
SHOULD WIN: Antonella Cannarozzi, I AM LOVE

Tilda has never looked so beautiful and there are extraordinary color choices throughout, including characters reflecting each other's color palettes and Tilda carefully removed from the other players. Plus it's just beautifully in synch with the larger grand aesthetic of the film. And also because in a year following Sandy Powell's speech about the lack of recognition for designers working within contemporary films, wouldn't a contemporary film winning be a beautiful next step?

Snubbed?

CDG nominees that were passed over include Michael Wilkinson and Christine Bieselen Clark for TRON LEGACY,  Michael Kaplan for  BURLESQUE, Mark Bridges for THE FIGHTER and Jeffrey Kurland for INCEPTION

my ballot

 

 

Cinematography

 

Matthew Libatique
BLACK SWAN
1st nomination!
ASC NOMINEE

 

Wally Pfister
INCEPTION
4th nomination | 1st win!
ASC WINNER

 Danny Cohen
THE KING'S SPEECH
1st nomination!
ASC NOMINEE
  Jeff Cronenwerth
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
1st nomination!
ASC NOMINEE

 Roger Deakins
TRUE GRIT
9th nom | 0 wins
ASC NOMINEE





 INTERVIEW
 

Who won: WALLY PFISTER, Inception.
After this and Avatar, they're thinking more about the "wow" overall visual factor than about the actual lighting design. Maybe? Just a theory.

Should've Won MATTHEW LIBATIQUE, Black Swan.
Nobody did more for their film this year, in this category than Libatique with his inky shadows, spotlights, and overall boldness of execution. This is another director/dp collaboration (like Deakins/Coens and Pfister/Nolan) that Oscar voters might want to honor.

Snubbed? Well this is the exact ASC Guild list but some people will surely feel for the men behind the cameras of The Way Back, 127 Hours, Shutter Island and more. Here's my ballot.

 

Art Direction

  Robert Stromberg
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
2 noms | 2nd win (in this category)
ADG NOMINEE (FANTASY)
Stuart Craig
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 1
9th nom | 3 wins (in this category)
ADG NOMINEE (FANTASY)

Guy Dyas
INCEPTION
1st nomination!
ADG NOMINEE (FANTASY)

Eve Stewart
THE KING'S SPEECH
2nd nomination
ADG NOMINEE (PERIOD)

   Jess Gonchor
TRUE GRIT
1st nomination!

ADG NOMINEE (PERIOD)



INTERVIEW
 

Who Won STROMBERG, ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Snubbed
ADG guild nominees that were overlooked include Oscar favorite Dante Ferretti for Shutter Island, Therese DePrez for Black Swan, Geoffrey Kirkland for Get Low, Arthur Max for Robin Hood and Donald Graham Burt for The Social Network. 

Was this really necessary?  Stuart Craig has done a phenomenal job on the Potter series but he's already been nominated for it twice before and you know he'll be back for the finale. Was it necessary to deny someone else a nomination this year when the big new set this year was a TENT. I feel bad for the other designers. No knock against his talent but it seems VERY redundant when they must know they're going to reward him for the whole series next year.

my ballot

 

Film Editing

 Jon Harris
127 HOURS
3rd nomination

 

Andrew Weisblum
BLACK SWAN
1st nomination!

Pamela Martin
THE FIGHTER
1st nomination!
Tariq Anwar
THE KING'S SPEECH
2nd nomination

 

 Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
2nd nomination | 1ST WIN!

(ACE NOMINEE) (ACE NOMINEE) (ACE NOMINEE) ACE WINNER
INTERVIEW
 

Did Win and Shoud've Won: This is where they honored THE SOCIAL NETWORK. The editing works brilliantly for the film's shape and speed and it's also showy enough to woo voters who vote generally vote on "most editing".

Snubbed: the big miss in terms of guild favor was Lee Smith for INCEPTION.

my list

 

Visual Effects

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
VES NOMINEE
 
 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEADLY HALLOWS PT. 1
VES NOMINEE
 HEREAFTER
VES NOMINEE 
INCEPTION
VES NOMINEE 
 IRON MAN 2
VES NOMINEE 
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Will Win/Should Win  INCEPTION takes this one with ease.

 

SNUBBED FINALISTS

TRON LEGACY  -ves nominee
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

SEMI-FINALISTS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY ELIMINATED
 

CLASH OF THE TITANS
THE PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
THE LAST AIRBENDER
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF
SHUTTER ISLAND
UNSTOPPABLE
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

did not make the semi-finals
TOY STORY 3 | BLACK SWAN -ves nominee ("supporting effects") | THE TEMPEST

 

Make Up

 BARNEY'S VERSION
THE WAY BACK
 THE WOLFMAN
 n/a  n/a
 ... ... ...    
 

WHO WON THE WOLFMAN. Rick Baker comes full circle. He's won a bunch of times and the first time was for another werewolf picture, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.

Finalists that were not nominated

True to form the makeup branch has narrowed down their own field to a random group of achievements

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
THE FIGHTER
JONAH HEX
TRUE GRIT

Not In the Running
Films that were not chosen and are no longer eligible despite interesting, showy or impressive makeup work include:
BLACK SWAN, SHUTTER ISLAND, CONVICTION, THE TEMPEST, SPLICE