2012's Best Onscreen Costumes: Our Oscar-Worthy Picks

This Sunday night, some of our all-time favorite actors and actresses will face off at the 85th Academy Awards—as will the costume designers who worked nonstop behind the scenes to create the wardrobe for their nominated films. We're thrilled that certain designers earned a nod this year—Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina and Paco Delgado for Les Misérables, for instance—but there are a good handful of flicks we wish had been nominated for their costumes, too.

Click through to see which onscreen wardrobes we loved most last year—both the Oscar-eligible and the sadly snubbed—as well as to learn our personal pick for Best Costume Design.

Anna Karenina

Why: Jacqueline Durran's designs for the cinematic adaptation of the Tolstoy classic—so good they yielded a Banana Republic collab—were nothing short of mesmerizing. The furs! The bustles! The veiled hats! Paired with loads of glittering Chanel jewelry and influenced by '50s-era Dior couture, the wardrobe reminded us of just why we love period pieces so much (and why Keira Knightley ought to star in all of them).

Nominated: Indeed, and this marks Durran's third Academy Award nod to date. Our money's on her for the win.

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