Oscar Predictions 2012: Costumes and Makeup

Last Updated: January 22, 2012 (FINAL PREDICTIONS)

Red = virtually guaranteed a nomination

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Costumes

1. Jane Eyre 2. Albert Nobbs 3. Hugo 4. My Week With Marilyn 5. The Help
Period costume dramas are the lifeblood of this category. This is a good one. Well, it’s another costume drama. All of the apparent emphasis on clothing in the film could help. It’s a visual feast, and the costumes are an important part of that. Not totally sold on the costumes from the trailer, but it just seems like a natural choice. Evocative of a specific time period. Part of a very popular film.

Other Possibilities: War Horse, W.E., The Tree of Life, J. Edgar, The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method

Makeup

This is always a difficult category to predict, and there is often at least one WTF nomination that no one expects. For all three films nominated in this category last year (The Wolfman, Barney’s Version, and The Way Back), it was their sole nomination. But alas, here is my best effort.

1. J. Edgar 2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3. Green Lantern
Movies that require their characters to age drastically often (but not always) do well here. It’s the series last hurrah, and they’ve always been strong with make-up. Peter Sarsgaard looks pretty freaky. And this category isn’t afraid of dud films (see: Norbit).

Other Possibilities: TONS. A Dangerous Method, My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady, X-Men: First Class, Albert Nobbs, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, etc, etc.

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