Valentino Oscar Buzz

It was bound to happen. With all the fashion films this season, SOMEbody in the fashion biz had to get nominated for an Oscar.

While the official noms won’t be out until February, Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice these days.

Valentino: The Last Emperor, the wonderful film directed and produced by Matt Tyrnauer about the lives of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, is the only fashion film in the 15 Documentary Features short list for the Oscars next year.

There are short lists and shorter lists and eventually it will lead to the five contenders good enough to be on the list of nominated docs.


Ms. Wintour is undoubtedly happy for her friend, but likely a little bemused that her doc, The September Issue – the talk of the season – didn’t make the list.

Incidentally, there is also much oscar buzz on the other fashion film fence aussi. Both Colin Firth and Tom Ford are also touted as golden statue recipients to be, for their respective roles as lead and Director in Ford’s A Single Man.

If you haven’t seen any of these films, get thee to a theatre. You are missing fashion history.

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  1. December 1, 2009

    Valentino: The Last Emperor is one of my favourite fashion films/documentaries to date. I’m cheering for them to win that golden statue.

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