Achievement in art direction
* "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg
Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
* "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (Sony Pictures Classics) Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro
Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
* "Nine" (The Weinstein Company) Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
* "Sherlock Holmes" (Warner Bros.) Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood
Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
* "The Young Victoria" (Apparition) Art Direction: Patrice Vermette
Set Decoration: Maggie Gray
And the winner is: "Avatar!" Oh, bite me, cat people. "Jim Cameron... this Oscar... sees you." OY. The other winner: "Thirteen years ago, I thought I wasn't going to survive." Well, this speech suddenly took a different tone.
"And now, to present Best Costume Design, two world-renowned clotheswhores!" "Zez. Clotheshorses." "I don't think the plural of 'whore' is 'whorses'!" It's kind of a retro Catskills comedy kind of thing, I don't know.
Achievement in costume design
* "Bright Star" (Apparition) Janet Patterson
* "Coco before Chanel" (Sony Pictures Classics) Catherine Leterrier
* "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (Sony Pictures Classics) Monique Prudhomme
* "Nine" (The Weinstein Company) Colleen Atwood
* "The Young Victoria" (Apparition) Sandy Powell
Winner: The Young Victoria, which I called the moment I saw the first still from the movie. Sandy Powell: "I already have two of these, so I'm feeling a bit greedy..." So she dedicates it to the contemporary designers, the ones who don't do the Oscarbait movies about "dead monarchs or glittery musicals." AWESOME.
Please welcome! Charlize Theron with a clip from Precious! I'm beyond even trying to figure this out. CAN'T TYPE FAST ENOUGH.