the oscars: costume design

February 7, 2017

here's another category about which i generally don't care, but i understand how vital costumes are in bringing a story to life so...

nineteen seventy-seven. the oscar goes to... star wars. hooray! i'm down with that. i'm down with it going to all that jazz two years later, chariots of fire two years after that, ghandi in the next and amadeus two years later. i'm down with the last emperor, dangerous liaisons and henry v getting it in eighty-seven, eight and nine, respectively. in fact, yall... i'm good with most of the winners on this one, even when moulin rouge won instead of lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring. yes, even then.

maybe it's because i just got home from bible study. maybe it's because i care less about this category than others. or maybe it's because the academy actually made good choices with regard to this particular category... but i don't have much to say about this one... except that i'm not too impressed with the nominees this year.

fantastic beasts and where to find them
florence foster jenkins
la la land
i think the least deserving films in this category are allied and la la land. i'd say florence foster jenkins should win it. i want jackie to win, but that's probably just because i love that woman's sense of style.

the best instances in which the academy got it right: star wars, the lord of the rings: return of the king and memoirs of a geisha.


  1. You seem to like the LoTR movies almost as much as you like the Fifty Shades books. :)

  2. I would guess that the Jackie film was actually somewhat difficult to costume because her style is so recognizable, I'd think it would be difficult to get it "right".