Costume design: 'The Aviator'

Sandy Powell

While it is true to say that all five of this year's nominees were period pieces, that belies the diversity of work and range of styles they represented.

The winner, Sandy Powell, for her work on "The Aviator," re-created fashions of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, and revived the looks of such glamorous icons as Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner.

In creating the costumes for "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," Colleen Atwood imagined the garb of a world with elements of both realism and fantasy. Rounding out the nominees were the antiquarian military garb from Bob Ringwood's creations on "Troy," Alexandra Byrne's Edwardian finery for "Finding Neverland" and Sharen Davis for evoking the more recent past in "Ray."

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