Award won: Best Art Direction
Yes, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is a visual marvel. The colors pop, the makeup effects convince, and the CGI characters all look impressively lifelike. So giving the box office smash an award like Best Art Direction makes perfect sense, but come on—It has to feel a little shameful to reward such a meandering and unfocused narrative mess with anything associated with Mr. Prestige, that golden dude named Oscar.
It's only 108 minutes long, but Alice in Wonderland feels more like 208, never landing big-enough laughs or registering an enjoyment factor beyond, "Oh, look, there's Johnny Depp being darkly quirky again. Fun!"