Sunday, March 7, 2010

Movie costumes and props from this year's Oscar nominees...

Today the winners of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced at the prestigious Hollywood ceremony, but before you enjoy the fabulous gowns on the red carpet and the gushing speeches of the Oscar recipients, get up-to-speed with these costumes and props from behind-the-scenes of some of this year's hottest nominated movies.

The Hurt Locker bomb suit costume
The Hurt Locker is nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture, Directing, Best Writing (Original Screenplay) and Actor in a Leading Role (for Jeremy Renner who wore this bomb suit in the movie).

Avatar movie props Neytiri wristband
James Cameron's Avatar also garnered nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Directing and Cinematography.

Julie & Julia film costumes
Meryl Streep is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her wonderful portrayal of culinary character Julia Child in Julie & Julia.

Nine Folies Bergere film costume
Rob Marshall's musical movie Nine received four Oscar nominations including one for Colleen Atwood and her Costume Design, plus others for Art Direction, Actress in a Supporting Role (Penelope Cruz) and Original Song ('Take It All').

An Education film costume exhibit
An Education is up for three Oscars including Best Picture, Writing (Adapted Screenplay) and the fabulous Carey Mulligan for Actress in a Leading Role.

The Cove documentary covert recording equipment
This moving movie about the undercover filming of the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, is nominated for the Best Documentary (Feature).

Coraline stop-motion animation models
The stop-motion animated movie Coraline is in the running for the Academy Award for Animated Feature Film.

Fantastic mr Fox stop-motion models
Fantastic Mr. Fox is nominated or two Oscars, for Animated Feature Film and Music (Original Score).

Star Trek movie costume exhibit
J.J. Abrams Star Trek reinvention is nominated for four prestigious Oscars including Makeup, Sound, Sound Editing and Visual Effects.

Harry Potter Half Blood Prince movie costumes
The sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise is nominated for the Cinematography Oscar.

Optimus Prime Autobot truck Transformers 2
And last but not least, the Transformers sequel is nominated for an Oscar for Sound Mixing.

To see more of these fantastic original movie costumes, props and vehicles visit Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Now, let the Oscar excitement begin...

P.S. Just wanted to say Jason in Hollywood was born two years ago today and like a good wine, will hopefully continue to get better with age!

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