The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Costume is Collen Atwood for Alice in Wonderland. When Atwood accepted her award, she attentively read her thank yous off a piece of paper. She gave a little background on the origins of the Alice story via the publisher. She thanked all the people at Disney, Tim Burton, and the cast and crew.
See who she beat out…
The nominees for Best Costume were:
- Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
- I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
- The King’s Speech, Jenny Beavan
- The Tempest, Sandy Powell
- True Grit, Mary Zophres
Was it just us or was this an extremely uncomfortable speech to watch? This woman seemed so nervous while on stage. At one point they showed Burton and Helena Bonham Carter in the crowd, and they looked like they were going to walk up there and escort her home. She looked so nervous. She was glued to that piece of paper that she was reading and it was so awkward. The fact that she looked awkward made us feel awkward for her.
As for the award itself, Alice definitely deserved it. The costumes and the visual effects were one of the few things we actually liked about the film.
Do you agree with this year’s winner for Best Costume?