OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Costume Design

Updated: February 9, 2018

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

Mark Bridges
“Phantom Thread” (Focus Features)

PROS:
A movie about fashion made the cut and is likely one of the strongest contenders walking into the night of any film in any category. It'll be hard to beat this former winner of "The Artist."
CONS:
The film is weird and "The Shape of Water" could be in store for a sweep-like night. This could be a sacrifice.

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

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.

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

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:
"Phantom Thread" is tough to beat. It'll need the sweep.

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MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |

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