I’ve been out and about, so apologies for getting to the Costume Designers Guild nominees late:
“Iron Man” (Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca Bentjen)
“Mamma Mia!” (Ann Roth)
“Sex and the City” (Patricia Field)
“Slumdog Millionaire” (Suttirat Larlarb)
“The Wrestler” (Amy Westcott)
“Changeling” (Deborah Hopper)
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Jacqueline West)
“The Duchess” (Michael O’Connor)
“Milk” (Danny Glicker)
“Revolutionary Road” (Albert Wolsky)
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (Isis Mussenden)
“The Dark Knight” (Lindy Hemming)
“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (Sanja Milkovic Hays)
I have to say, while I could understand the classification for, say, the Tim Burton films, I’m increasingly agitated by the “fantasy” classification of Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. And “The Dark Knight” is 10 times more “contemporary” than “Iron Man,” but whatever. If the false classification means the films find some guild love in the fields of art direction and costume design, so be it, I guess.
More frankly surprising guild support for “The Wrestler,” while “Slumdog” and “Button” remain the guild champs. I’m happy “Prince Caspian” finally popped up somewhere.
I see no real reason to change my Oscar predicitons here based on these results, but we’ll keep an eye on it as always.