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95th Oscar Nomination - Iconic movie costumes of the year

When someone is glancing for inspiration on their vision board, they usually flip open a magazine and cut out pictures of their favourite stars, what they unravel, how they live and the ideology they follow. Click through Pinterest, or take to the streets for some old-fashioned people-watching. But for the ultimate stimulation of the human mind, feelings and philosophy, people always turn on the most celebrated films. To make a great movie, every fragment of the film’s aesthetic has been evaluated. From the ingenue’s lip colour to the pinnacle of her ponytail and the shape of her eyebrows. The smallest details help masterfully perpetuate the film’s fiction. While this can also be said about fashion spreads or even actors’ outfits, the real phenomenon is seeing this magnificence in physical and virtual motion. When you think of your favourite films, one of the first things that come to mind is the fashion featured throughout. How could we visualize Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds are girl’s best friend” in anything other than the iconic fuchsia bodycon gown, with silk fitted gloves? Or Julia Roberts attending the opera with Richard Gere in a red dress. And can we please talk about Anna Karenina’s costume mash-up from the 1870s to the 1950s? From period drama to musicals, from action to rom-coms, the costume your favourite characters unravel is just as figurative as the storyline itself.

The Academy Nominations

This year Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the 95th Oscar Nominations on January 24th. The presentation kicked off along with Virtual Reality via Metaverse’s Horizon Worlds. The Oscars have been the most admirable celebration of movies in the world. For global movie buffs to come together as they shine a spotlight and distinguish the artists working on both sides of the camera. Every year the nominees in most categories are chosen by their equivalents, actors nominate actors, film editors vote for the best editing movies of the year and so on...Only the final and most important award of the best movie in the motion picture is chosen by the members of the academy. That's around 10,000 filmmakers and artists living and working in over 80 countries.

So the nominees for Costume Design include

- Mary Zophres - for Babylon.

- Ruth Carter - for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

- Catherine Martin - for Elvis.

- Shirley Kurata - for Everything Everywhere All At Once

- Jenny Beavan - Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

And the nominees for the Make-up and Hairstyling, All members of the Academy’s Make-up Artists and Hairstylists have been invited to view and interview the artists from each movie. The films and artists listed for the nominations are

- Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerova - for All Quite On The Western Front

- Naomi Donne, Mike Marino And Mike Fontaine - for The Batman

- Camille Friend and Joel Harlow - for Black Panther; Wakanda Forever

- Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti - for Elvis

- Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley - for The Whale

Oscar is getting prepared to celebrate a milestone birthday this year: it’s the 95th year for the Academy. The main award show will be taking place on 12th March. It will mark a century of cinematic eminence, with a ceremony that Academy CEO Bill Kramer will honour and applaud the best film with a historic anniversary. “ The energy around the show should feel like a massive celebration of cinema and the awards- our legacy of the Oscar, the diverse and powerful work we do across the Academy, and our vision for the future,” explained Kramer. Stay tuned for more updates on the Oscar Awards and its glitz and glamour.

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