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The Coen Brothers' glorious "Inside Llewyn Davis" hits theaters at long last this week, and while its award prospects in general are somewhat on the tightrope, some of its better chances lie in the design categories: the beautifully realized world of early 1960s New York has a good chance of nominations in the Production Design and Costume Design categories. As such, we're going to spotlight these areas this week, along with their less-loved little brother, Make-Up and Hairstyling. The latter category, with only three nomination slots, is probably the easiest one to deal with first, not least because it tends to differ from the rest of the awards narrative. Years in which Best Picture nominees triumph, as with "Les Miserables" last year, tend to be rarer than the ones where the line up is made up of outliers like "Hitchcock," "The Way Back," "The Wolfman," "Il Divo," "Hellboy II," and, »

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