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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
2011 Greek Oscar Nominees
Although this year’s Greek Oscar highlight is Dogtooth's nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Greek presence on the red carpet does not stop there. Greek-American costume designer Mary Zophres, or Areti Maria Zapheiropoulos as her full name is, has been nominated in the Best Costume Design category for her work in Coen Brothers’ film True Grit.
Zophres is a steady associate of the Coen Brothers, and has also worked with Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. This is her first Oscar nomination.
French-Greek composer Alexandre Desplat has also been nominated for his original music score in Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.
Desplat was born in Paris to a French father and Greek mother and studied music with Greek-French avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis. He has composed extensively for films, receiving many awards and three previous Oscar nominations.