2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Costume Design

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST COSTUME DESIGN

(UPDATED: JANUARY 13, 2016) – FINAL PREDICTIONS

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. "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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3. "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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4. "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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5. "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Jenny Beavan
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With the Costume Guild under its belt, it just may sneak in.

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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. "The Hateful Eight"

Courtney Hoffman
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Westerns can sneak in every once in a while. Weinstein backing.
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7. "Far from the Madding Crowd"

Janet Patterson
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Old Hollywood.
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8. "Mr. Holmes"

Keith Madden
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Period costumes but missed the guild nod.
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9. "Bridge of Spies"

Kasia Walicka-Maimone
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Cold War era BUT they don't usually go for men's clothing too often.
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10. "Suffragette"

Jane Petrie
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British period piece. Focus Features backing.

ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 “Trumbo” – Daniel Orlandi

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

13 “The Revenant – Jacqueline West

14 “Crimson Peak” – Kate Hawley

15 “MacBeth” – Jacqueline Durran

16 “Black Mass” – Kasia Walicka-Maimone

17 “Pan” – Jacqueline Durran

18 “In the Heart of the Sea” – Julian Day

19 “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – Arianne Phillips

20 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” – Kurt and Bart

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21 “A Little Chaos” – Joan Bergin

22 “Legend” – Caroline Harris

23 “Youth” – Carlo Poggiloti

24 “By the Sea” – Ellen Mirojnick

25 “The Assassin” – Wen-Ying Huang

26 “Victor Frankenstein” – Jany Temime

27 “The Martian” – Janty Yates

28 “Ex Machina” – Sammy Sheldon

29 “Beasts of No Nation” – Jenny Eagan

30 “Joy” – Michael Wilkinson

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