Wrapping Up OSCARS® Loose Ends

The 82nd annual Academy Awards® have come and gone with winners from the big night ranging from war film The Hurt Locker as Best Picture to Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock taking home Leading Actor and Actress, respectively. Mo’Nique and Christoph Waltz’s roles in Precious and Inglourious Basterds earned them Supporting Actress and Actor honors while Hurt Locker filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in OSCARS® history to win the Directing statue. Avatar’s fantasy world of Pandora was deemed worthy of three awards while Disney’s Up garnered a pair and the dolphin-friendly film The Cove was named Best Documentary Feature. It would seem that everyone but the losing nominees were happy with how the ceremony went, but in the few days that have followed, a number of interesting stories have cropped up about who was snubbed, insulted and in one case, almost prevented from reaching the Kodak Theatre stage after winning one of the trophies.

Film and TV actress Farrah Fawcett, who passed away last year at the age of 62, was omitted from the “In Memoriam” segment of the show, prompting outrage from her family and friends. A representative from the Academy Awards has since come forth to say that a tribute to her at last year’s Emmys was more appropriate, given her fame from such shows as Charlie’s Angels. This morning, Sirius Radio personality Howard Stern unleashed a nasty diatribe against Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe and Oprah Winfrey claiming the actress’ life in show business is effectively over following her Leading Actress loss to Sandra Bullock and that Oprah is a “liar” for telling the 27-year-old she’s “going to have a career.” Finally, there’s the peculiar story of the producers from Music for Prudence, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short. When the film’s name was revealed, producer Roger Ross Williams ran to accept the award, while his 87-year old mother allegedly tried to prevent the other producer Elinor Burkett from making her way to the stage within the 45-second acceptance speech window. As it turns out, the two producers are in the midst of a legal battle surrounding the film, but these circumstances with an elderly Mom blocking the way inside Kodak Theatre are just too bizarre to ignore.

So we’ve assembled a few of our costumes to wear if you want to draw some controversy at the next disguise party, or just acknowledge the movies that won fair and square – including The Young Victoria from our favorite category, Costume Design. Leave it to Hollywood, there’s never a dull moment – on or off the set!

Child Army CostumeAuthentic Delta Force Child CostumeSandy Blonde Angels '70s WigsRadio Wave MaskAdult Elizabethan Queen CostumeAnne Boleyn Grand Heritage Collection Adult Costume


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