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Because historical films often feature elaborate, detailed period dress, they almost always win the Oscar for Best Costume Design. Last year, the award went to the 19th century literary adaptation "Anna Karenina." Recent winners have also been set among European royalty ("Marie Antoinette," "The Duchess," "The Young Victoria") as well as Hollywood royalty ("The Aviator," "The Artist"). A pair of fantasy films have also won in the last 10 years: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Alice in Wonderland." "Return of the King" winner Richard Taylor could contend again this year for Peter Jackson's "Rings" prequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Oscar-nominee Gary Jones ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") also designed a fantasy film in the running: "Oz the Great and Powerful." »


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