Archive for February 2, 2011

Oscar Breakdown by Category – Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Best Art Direction

Okay, the heart of the tech categories. These are like the 4, 5 and 6 hitters in the lineup. Everyone looks at Visual Effects, but that’s like a #3 hitter, and the Sound categories are 1 and 2. 4, 5 and 6 are the real heart. That’s where you put your most solid hitters. #3 is your home run hitter.

Fuck the baseball metaphor. What I’m saying is, these are essentially what the tech awards are about, these three things. First, we’ll start with — oh, I don’t know, let’s say — Art Direction. I like that best.

Remember, Art Direction is the sets. They deal with construction and building of all the sets. A good art director makes those sets look perfect. Think Tim Burton’s Batman. In fact, think of any Tim Burton movie. All the weird, German Expressionist sets — that’s the art direction. As well as all the books and knickknacks and shit that go into a set. They also count. So, that’s what this award is. Best job at making a movie look realistic. Or the exact opposite. Here are all the winners: (more…)

Pic of the Day: “Such ingratitude after all the times I’ve saved your life.”

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