Best Production Design

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi

Most likely winner: Anna Karenina
2nd most likely winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

SSN Insight: The most recent past winners are all films with a magical, other-worldly feel as referenced by Hugo, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet StreetAnna Karenina eschews the grounded genre tendencies of historical period pieces in favor of a dreamy, theatrical expression of a classic.  All of the past winners twist normal life into a fantastical vision and Anna Karenina is no different.  The Hobbit is a long-shot potential spoiler as it shares similar elements with other past winners and its counterpart The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King previously won in this category.


Best Costume Design

anna karenina-poster 2Nominated:
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Most likely winner: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

2nd most likely winner: Les Misérables, Paco Delgado

SSN Insight: This Academy Award is overwhelmingly handed to historical, period pieces with a female lead which aligns seamlessly with Anna Karenina.  Take a look at the past winners for evidence: The Young Victoria, The Duchess, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Marie Antoinette, and Memoirs of Geisha.  Jacqueline Durran is now almost a lock for gold with an Outstanding Period Film Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. As The Artist and Chicago have also snagged statues, Les Misérables’ musical, period, and historical elements make it a suitable contender.


Original Score & Original Song | Visual Effects & Makeup And Hairstyling


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Diane Panosian

Diane Panosian is an editor for SSN Insider with a focus on financial and awards tracking.

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