2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Costume Design

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST COSTUME DESIGN

(UPDATED: MAY 24, 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 Tulip Fever – Michael O’Connor

14 Bridge of Spies – Kasia Walicka-Maimone

15 Trumbo – Daniel Orlandi

16 Far from the Madding Crowd – Janet Patterson

17 Crimson Peak – Kate Hawley

18 Victor Frankenstein – Jany Temime

19 The Dressmaker – Marion Boyce & Margot Wilson

20 The Revenant – Jacqueline West

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21 Untitled Howard Hughes Film – Albert Wolsky

22 Black Mass – Kasia Walicka Maimone

23 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Michael Kaplan

24 Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

25 The Martian – Janty Yates

26 A Little Chaos – Joan Bergin

27 Jane Got a Gun – Catherine George

28 Ex Machina – Sammy Sheldon

29 Freeheld – Stacey Battat

30 Tale of Tales – Massimo Cantini Parrini

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