2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Costume Design

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST COSTUME DESIGN

(UPDATED: JUNE 23, 2015)

The Costume branch can yield choices from a film of any kind, no matter what the reviews.  Sandy Powell looks like a possible double nominee this year for “Carol” and “Cinderella” with Paco Delgado remaining an anticipated wait for “The Danish Girl.”  There’s plenty more to consider down the line.

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. "The Danish Girl"

Paco Delgado
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Former nominee for "Les Miserables" and the costumes are probably going to be a focus of the film and the campaign.
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2. "Cinderella"

Sandy Powell
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This is the type of film, no matter what the reception, finds its way into the technical races. Reviews weren't too bad and its made very good money for Disney.
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3. "MacBeth"

Jacqueline Durran
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Cannes reviews were positive and period pieces like this do well in costumes.
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4. "Carol"

Sandy Powell
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Sandy Powell is a favorite in the branch and the "Carol" reviews are likely to keep it a favorite in several categories.
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5. "Brooklyn"

Odile Dicks-Mireau
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Fox Searchlight backing and the word is that the costumes are one of the glowing notices of the picture.

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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. "Suffragette"

Jane Petrie
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British period piece. Focus Features backing.
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7. "Mr. Holmes"

Keith Madden
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Sherlock Holmes in his later years could yield some love in the tech branches.
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8. "The Hateful Eight"

Courtney Hoffman
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Westerns can sneak in every once in a while. Weinstein backing.
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9. "Pan"

Jacqueline Durran
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Fantasy films can surprise. If people really like THIS adaptation of the J.M. Barrie tale, who knows?
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10. "Joy"

Michael Wilkinson
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Wilkinson nearly won for "American Hustle" and teamed up with Russell again could be his ticket.

ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 “I Saw the Light” – Lahly Poore

12 “Genius” – Jane Petrie

13 “Far from the Madding Crowd” – Janet Patterson

14 “Bridge of Spies” – Kasia Walicka-Maimone

15 “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Jenny Beavan

16 “Tulip Fever” – Michael O’Connor

17 “Crimson Peak” – Kate Hawley

18 “Trumbo” – Daniel Orlandi

19 “Black Mass” – Kasia Walicka Maimone

20 “The Revenant” – Jacqueline West

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21 “The Dressmaker” – Marion Boyce & Margot Wilson

22 “Victor Frankenstein” – Jany Temime

23 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Michael Kaplan

24 “Self/Less” – Shay Cunliffe

25 “The Martian” – Janty Yates

26 “Freeheld” – Stacey Battat

27 “Jane Got a Gun” – Catherine George

28 “Ex Machina” – Sammy Sheldon

29 “A Little Chaos” – Joan Bergin

30 “Tale of Tales” – Massimo Cantini Parrini

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