OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Costume Design

Updated: January 13, 2018

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

Mark Bridges
“Phantom Thread” (Focus Features)

PROS:
A movie about fashion is sure to do well within the Costume branch, right? A previous winner for "The Artist."
CONS:
Despite still getting in for "Inherent Vice," the film could still struggle if it's divisive.

2

Jacqueline Durran.
“Beauty and the Beast” (Walt Disney Pictures)

PROS:
Oscar-winner of "Anna Karenina" and most recently nominated for "Mr. Turner." Also has "Darkest Hour" to help.
CONS:
They don't mind double nominating but often, they like to focus on one film.

3

Luis Sequeira
“The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
Sequeira has worked heavy on the TV side of things but may be able to get his notice with this period/fantasy piece.
CONS:
They like their "poofy" dresses.

4

Consolata Boyle
“Victoria and Abdul” (Focus Features)

PROS:
Previous nominee for "The Queen" and "Florence Foster Jenkins" who is taking on the late 1800s/early 1900s.
CONS:
There are quite a bit of period pieces in play. It all depends on which one they like more.

5

Alexandra Byrne, Timothy Everest
“Murder on the Orient Express” (20th Century Fox)

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CONS:
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6

Ann Roth
“The Post” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
Oscar-winner of "The English Patient" who hasn't been back to the ceremony since "The Hours."
CONS:
The costume branch likes their threads a bit more fluffy and showy.

7

Ellen Mirojnick
“The Greatest Showman” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
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CONS:
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8

Jennifer Johnson
“I, Tonya” (NEON)

PROS:
A period piece that captures the essence of the 80s and 90s. If it catches on, wouldn't this be an interesting, cool choice?
CONS:
Seems rather contemporary for this category which doesn't do that too often.

9

Stacey Battat
“The Beguiled” (Focus Features)

PROS:
It's the type of costume work that the branch can get behind, even if voters are "forgetful"
CONS:
The film hasn't really been popping on the circuit like it should. There's other things that they're noticing.

10

Jacqueline Durran.
“Darkest Hour” (Focus Features)

PROS:
Taking place in the UK during World War II, there are sure to be some clothes worth looking at.
CONS:
If it's heavy on the males, the branch doesn't usually respond.

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11

Michael T. Boyd
“Mudbound” (Netflix)

PROS:
A period piece that does more than just put old clothes on people. He becomes another character.
CONS:
It's heavy on the men's clothing, which the branch can often look elsewhere.

12

Sandy Powell
“Wonderstruck” (Amazon Studios)

PROS:
12 nominations and 3 Oscars later, Sandy Powell is always in contention for another coveted Academy Award.
CONS:
They can pass on her even when she's great (i.e. "Interview with the Vampire").

13

Jeffrey Kurland
“Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
Period piece with World War II outfits. Previous nominee for "Bullets over Broadway."
CONS:
Even when they really like war films, they tend to look elsewhere in this category (i.e. "Saving Private Ryan").

14

Lindy Hemming
“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.)

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CONS:
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15

Stefano De Nardis, Anna Lombardi, Elena Rotari
“All the Money in the World” (Sony Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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16

Renée April
“Blade Runner 2049” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
Futuristic costumes and long coats.
CONS:
May be too "contemporary" for them to choose.

17

Ruth E. Carter
“Marshall” (Open Road Films)

PROS:
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CONS:
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18

Mary Zophres
“Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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19

Suzy Benzinger
“Wonder Wheel” (Amazon Studios)

PROS:
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20

Odile Dicks-Mireaux
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
Acclaimed costume designer who was sadly passed over for "Brooklyn" and "An Education." Is it finally time for that nomination?
CONS:
We're always doing this dance to find the nomination come up short.

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21

Jenny Eagan
“Hostiles” (Entertainment Studios)

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CONS:
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22

Charlotte Walter
“Breathe” (Bleecker Street)

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23

Jenny Eagan
“Suburbicon” (Paramount Pictures)

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24

Olivier Bériot
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (EuropaCorp)

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25

Joy Cretton, Mirren Gordon-Crozier
“The Glass Castle” (Lionsgate)

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  • Andres Gtz

    Victoria and Abdul is kind of weak in this category to me, but it certainly has a chance specially if Mrs Dench gets an actress nod.

  • Baggins

    my picks as of right now in alphabetical order

    The Beguiled
    Blade Runner 2049
    Darkest Hour
    Mudbound
    Victoria and Abdul

  • Oscar Acosta Rodriguez

    Beauty and the Beast, The Greatest Showman, Murder on the Orient Express, Phantom Thread and Victoria and Abdul.

  • Fabio Ruiz

    1 – Consolata Boye – Victoria and Abdul (Winner) I don’t know what is she doing out of the top 5, are you nuts? It is between her and Luis Sequeira of The Shape of Water.
    2 – Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water.

    • Michael Eduard Gschwandtner

      Boyle not even nominated for BAFTA or CDG. She’s out.

      • Not necessarily. There have been Oscar nominees that didn’t show up in those precursors:

        The Revenant
        The Grandmaster
        Anonymous
        I Am Love
        Australia
        Across the Universe

  • Fabio Ruiz

    Consolata Boyle – Victoria and Abdul
    Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water
    Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast
    Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
    Ann Roth – The Post

  • Valentín

    FINAL PREDICTIONS

    1. Phantom Thread
    2. Beauty and the Beast
    3. The Post
    4. I, Tonya
    5. The Beguiled

    6. The Shape of Water
    7. Wonder Woman
    8. Blade Runner 2049
    9. Victoria and Abdul
    10. Wonder Wheel

  • Final Predictions:

    Beauty and the Beast
    Blade Runner 2049
    I, Tonya
    Phantom Thread
    The Shape of Water