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Best Costume Design Oscar Nominee: Atonement

Oscar Nominee: Atonement for Costumes


In the days leading up until the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees in the various visual categories. This week, I'll be looking at the nominees for Best Costume Design. We've already taken a look at the costumes in Across the Universe, now let's turn our attention to Atonement.

I've gushed about the superb art direction in Atonement, and the costumes are a huge part of the beautiful overall look and feel of the film. Of course, the emerald green dress worn by Keira Knightley's character Cecilia during one of the most pivotal moments in the film has garnered a lot of attention, and will most likely draw in a pretty penny in the auction benefiting The Children’s Charity of Southern California.

But every one of the costumes in Atonement is carefully chosen. From the smart nurses' uniforms worn by Briony to Cecilia's delicate floral summer dress, the costumes lend an authenticity to the time period and help to paint this desperately romantic and tragic tale.

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To see the rest of the gallery of costume images from Atonement, read more.

Photos courtesy of Focus Features.

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