It’s Oscar week! We’ve already watched the SAG awards, the Golden Globes, and the Grammys, but now it’s time for the whole enchilada. Seriously, everyone waits all award season long to get to put on that perfect dress, grab their date, and pose for the paparazzi. These are the pictures that run all year long in the tabloids, TV shows, and our minds. We also always remember the costumes in a film, well at least I do. They can really make a good film a spectacular film, and transport you from the comfort of your chair into the world on the screen. I’m so thankful for the talent and attention to detail that goes into their award winning films.
Will Alice take home the Oscar?
I haven’t seen all the films that are nominated for Costume Design, but the ones I have seen were stellar. True Grit is new age Western that stars Rooster Cogburn and LaBoeuf, I mean Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Some of you may have heard that Matt Damon falls in that unique category of incredibly handsome, successfully, wealthy, down to earth, and charitable. He founded Not On Our Watch along with Brad Pitt, George, Clooney, Don Cheadle and others. NOOW uses all of its star power to shine a light on international crises and give voices to helpless victims across the globe. NOOW focuses on mass atrocities and huge violations of human rights. They work in places in such places as Darfur, Burma, and Zimbabwe, where the need is great but the global attention is minimal. Damon also was just awarded the Joel Siegel Award last month because he understands the “true value of celebrity is as an enhanced platform to do good works for others.” Alice in Wonderland is also up for a Oscar in the Costume Design category so it only seems appropriate to keep with the theme of men I’d love to marry, and turn our attention to Mr. Johnny Depp. Helen & Douglas House is a non-profit based out of the United Kingdom that Depp is a big supporter of. HDH provides respite and end of life care for children and young adults. Helen House was the world’s first children’s hospice when it opened in November of 1982, and opened in 2004 Douglas House was the first hospice specifically for young adults. A lot of terminally ill children need medical and emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every single day of the year. The support HDH provides is worth truly priceless to their families in their time of need.
Not On Our Watch Donation
Helen & Douglas House Donation
So here’s to you costume design! You made us royalty in The Young Victoria, The Duchess, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. You helped us fall in love on the Titanic, be one with the force in the original Star Wars, and become a true Spartan in Gladiator. Let’s face it, we all wear costumes everyday. We’re dressed as teachers, nurses, lawyers, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. Whatever role you’re playing in life, just be sure you always wear your giving shoes.
What are you waiting for? Put yours on!