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    Colleen Atwood for 'Into the Woods,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best…

    They made the past come alive. From the pre-Civil War era to the glitz and glam of the 1970s, this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design were all recognized for their work on period films. The candidates remind us that costumes matter so much in movies, especially when it comes to es...
    • Madeline Turner

      83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Mary Zophres - True Grit. Zophres, who has been working with the Coen brothers directing team for 14 years, stuck to traditional materials such as wool, which was used to make most men's clothing. 'It wasn't about making somebody look sexy,' she said. 'By not giving a nod to contemporary fashion, it helps you set yourself as an audience member in that time and place.'

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