Thursday, February 24, 2011

Excellence in Fantasy Film: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

The Costume Designers Guild Award Tuesday night was a nice prelude to the impending Academy Awards to be aired on February 27, 2011. Below is the list of the CDG awards:
  • Excellence in Contemporary Film: "Black Swan," Amy Westcott
  • Excellence in Period Film: "The King's Speech," Jenny Beavan
  • Excellence in Fantasy Film: "Alice in Wonderland," Colleen Atwood
  • Outstanding Contemporary Television Series: "Glee," Lou Eyrich
  • Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series: "Boardwalk Empire," John Dunn & Lisa Padovani
  • Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries: "Temple Grandin," Cindy Evans
  • Excellence in Commercial Costume Design: "Chanel -- Bleu de Chanel," Aude Bronson‐Howard
  • Distinguished Collaborator Award: Joel Schumacher
Black Swan, though not nominated for an Oscar this year, was honored an award of Excellence in Contemporary Film. The nominees for Best Costume at the Academy Awards this year will be Alice in Wonderland [Coleen Atwood], I Am Love [Antonella Cannarozzi], The King's Speach [Jenny Beavan], The Tempest [Sandy Powell], and True Grit [Mary Zophres].

Personally, I am a huge Colleen Atwood fan. She has costumed movies such as Chicago, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Memoirs of a Geisha just to name some of my favorites. Regardless that it is always the same designers being nominated for Best Costume at the Academy Awards, I believe that Alice in Wonderland has the most outstanding costumes for color, character, and charisma.

This film has also had an impact on fashion as well if you recall the Spring 2010 collection from Versace, Donatella markedly pointed out that Alice in Wonderland was her inspiration.

Sincerely,
Lex

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