Friday, February 24, 2012

And the Oscar goes to...

On Sunday, February 26th the much deserved statuette will be awarded to a lucky production designer, set decorator and costume designer at the 84th Academy Awards presentation or as I like to call it, Hollywood's Super Bowl Sunday.

In the event you need a recap for the nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction, be sure to check out my articles Behind the Scenes: Oscar's Best Costume Nominees for Fox News Magazine and Oscar's Preview: The Year's Best Sets for Architectural Digest.

While Hugo appears to be the favorite for Art Direction and W.E. for Costume, I think The Artist may take home the lion's share of awards.

Costume Designer and nominee Mark Bridge's designs and sketches
for Peppy above and below in The Artist

Production Designer Laurence Bennett's homage to
the twenties classic Our Dancing Daughters in The Artist
Los Angeles designer Waldo Fernandez created this year's Architectural Digest Greenroom (where the winners go to relax and not sure if the losers make an appearance). I particularly love the hand-painted book jackets of film images from Rocky and Butterfield 8 created from the Academy of Motion Picture Archives by Juniper Books. For the 99 percent of us who will not be backstage, you can catch a glimpse here.

Best of luck to all the nominees and happy Oscar weekend!!!

P.S. Many thanks to all of you who attended my lecture at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last night. What a great event and very impressed with your city and loved all the Arthur Elrod houses.

Photo Credits: Architectural Digest, Weinstein Company