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question of the day: Which technical Oscar category interests you most?

Recently the members of the Online Film Critics Society discussed what technical race — that is, editing, production design, on so on — we follow with the most interest and which films we would have nominated. The critics’ responses are here. Now it’s your turn:

Which technical Oscar category interests you most?

Mine is probably the least technical of the technical categories: costume design. And I’m usually pretty angry at the nominees and winners, because it seems that, at least in recent years, the winners (and most of the nominees) tend to be for very pretty historical clothing. I wish that once in a while more fanciful work would be recognized. This year, the costumes for Fantastic Mr. Fox should have been nominated, for their beauty, cleverness, and — perhaps most importantly — tininess. That such touchably lovely clothes were produced on such a small scale surely deserves an award.

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me. Responses to this QOTD sent by email will be ignored; please post your responses here.)



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