The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Costume Design goes to The Young Victoria designer Sandy Powell. She previously took home Oscars for Shakespeare in Love and The Aviator in this same category and admitted that she felt a little greedy for winning another award. Since she already has two on her mantle, she decided to dedicate this one to the costume designers who do more contemporary and low budget projects because she feels that they work just as hard but don’t get as much recognition.

See who she beat out this year in the Best Costume Design category…

The nominees for Best Costume Design were:

Bright Star:  Set in 19th century London, this is the story of John Keats (Ben Wishaw), a young English poet who finds himself in the throws of romance with the spunky and stylish girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Despite the opposition of their friends and families, they explore their budding relationship through an unconditional, and certainly unconventional literary connection.

Coco Before Chanel:  Coco Before Chanel is the  story of Gabrielle Chanel. The film stars Audrey Tautou as the title character, Beniot Poelvoorde as her friend turned lover Etienne Balsan, and Alessandro Nivola as her one and only, Boy Capel. The film follows Chanel from her time as an orphan to her later years as a singer at a cabaret to the fashion icon she eventually becomes. We watch her sharpen her sense of style, gain independence, and eventually meet the man who will help her open her first shop, Boy Capel

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Set in London, this film tells the story of Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) who promises audience members that are attendence at this sideshow troupe that he will take them on a journey to the “Imaginarium”, an imaginary world commanded by the mind of Doctor Parnassus where dreams come true. When the good docter fell in love for a mortal, he made a deal with the devil Mr. Nick (Tom Waits) trading his immortality per youth. As part of the bargain, he promised his daughter to Mr. Nick on the sixteenth birthday. Meanwhile newcomer to the troupe, Tony (played by Heath Ledger, Johnny DeppJude Law and Colin Farrell ) falls in love with Dr. Paranassus’ daughter and tries to save her from being taken away by Mr. Nick.

Nine: This Rob Marshall film is about famous film director Guido Contini and his struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother. The public have lost faith in his creativity and with ten days left before the the start of principal filming of his latest movie, ambitiously titled “Italia”, he wants to prove them all wrong. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the title role along with super star big actressess Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren.

The Young Victoria: This biography by Jean-Marc Vallée, is a romantic dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her legendary romance and marriage with Prince Albert.  The film stars Emily Blunt as the young queen and Rubert Friend as Prince Albert.

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