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.


Why: Joanna Johnston brought the story of our 16th prez to life with the hoopiest of hoopskirts, puffiest of puffed sleeves and tallest of top hats. And can we discuss Sally Field's epic wig for a second?

Nominated: You bet—but then again, members of the Academy basically fell all over themselves to nominate this film in every single category possible.