The 2013 Oscar Nominations are in, and while there were some surprises (where was the Best Director nom for Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow???), the Costume Design category is pretty much drama-free.
The first of the five nominees, Jacqueline Durran for her work on Anna Karenina, was practically a shoe-in, having already been nominated twice before for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. She’s yet to win, though, so we’ll see if her 1950′s couture-inspired pieces are enough to make the third time the charm.
Also on the list is Paco Delgado for Les Miserables. We’ve heard a lot about Anne Hathaway’s work on the film (we guess that gross oatmeal paste paid off–she got a nod for Best Supporting Actress), but less about Delgado, who designed custom vegan shoes for Hathaway.
Last year saw the release of two Snow White-inspired films, both of which scored nominations for costume design. Colleen Atwood’s dung beetle gown must have really made an impression, as she’s on the list for her work in Snow White and the Huntsman. Mirror Mirror, the other Snow White movie (which you might have forgotten about, since Snow White and the Huntsman had a bit more, er, press surrounding it) is also in the category. Expect a touching tribute to costume designer Eiko Ishioka, who passed away January of last year.
Rounding out the category is a film that most people probably didn’t see for the costumes: Lincoln, designed by Joanna Johnston. But hey, the Academy does love a good period piece.
Now, the question is, who do you think should win? Informal poll in the comments please! Our bets are on either Durran (for Anna Karenina) or Delgado (for Les Mis.)
See the full list of nominees at the Academy’s website.