Will Best Costume go to ''Alice in Wonderland'', ''I Am Love'', ''The Tempest'', ''The King's Speech'', or ''True Grit''?
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The Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design featured some surprises (what, no Black Swan?!), but we look at the five who did earn a nod and assess their shot at bringing home gold Feb. 27.

Alice in Wonderland
The Designer
Nine-time nominee Colleen Atwood, one of the biggest names in the field, frequently collaborates with Alice director Tim Burton on his films.
Oscar Chances
Alice‘s whimsical and lavish costumes jibe with the Academy’s tendency toward fantastical fare (think Moulin Rouge!). Atwood, who’s won twice (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha), has to be considered the leading contender.

I Am Love
The Designer
Newcomer Antonella Cannarozzi has worked primarily on Italian films like this one.
Oscar Chances
Tilda Swinton looked exquisitely chic in the film — her wardrobe was actually designed by Raf Simons for Jil Sander. But contemporary looks don’t often fly with voters.

The Tempest
The Designer
Sandy Powell, who won last year for The Young Victoria, matches Atwood’s record of nine nominations.
Oscar Chances
Powell is beloved by the Academy, but with a lackluster box office, The Tempest isn’t exactly at the forefront of voters’ minds.

The King’s Speech
The Designer
Jenny Beavan nabbed the trophy in 1987 for A Room With a View.
Oscar Chances
The Academy loves a British period costume but pays the most attention to the ladies’ looks, and Helena Bonham Carter didn’t have a major ”wow” moment.

True Grit
The Designer
First-time nominee Mary Zophres styled similarly grunge garb for O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Oscar Chances
Usually costumes have to be somewhat pretty to score the win. Grit’s costumes are more, well, gritty.

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