01 March 2011

Alice In Wonderland Wins Two Oscars In 83rd Academy Awards

Alice In Wonderland was nominated in 3 categories in 83rd Annual Academy Awards held on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 in Hollywood.
The first nomination was for Achievement in Art Direction, against 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1', 'Inception', 'True Grit' and 'The King's Speech'. Alice in Wonderland  was the winner of this category! Robert Stromberg (Production Design) and Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration) accepted the Oscar for Best Art Direction.
Robert Stromberg had one of the prop makers make a little Mad Hatter’s hat and he put the hat on top of his Oscar when he accepted the golden statue. He said: "I just thought it was a nice little punctuation to the end of the show."

The second Oscar for Alice in Wonderland went to Colleen Atwood for her Outstanding Achievement  in costume design.
Colleen Atwood has won the Academy Award twice before:  first time in 2003 for "Chicago" and the second time in 2006 for "Memoirs of a Geisha".
 

Carey Villegas was nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work as visual effects supervisor on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. The biggest competitor in this category was Inception.
“Inception” has some very good effects, Villegas said, but there were only 500-800 visual effects shots, as compared to 2,000 in “Alice.” The two movies both had won an award recently.
 “Alice” had won the Golden Satellite Award for visual effects in December 2010 and “Inception” won the British Academy Awards in February 2011. So the competition was tight but in the end it was Inception that won the Oscar in Visual Effects category.

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