By Niall McArdle
The Academy Award for Best Costume Design was first given out in 1949. For several years the award was split into two categories: one for black & white films, one for colour. The first award was given to Roger K. Furse for Hamlet, and Dorothy Jeakins and Barbara Karinksa for Joan of Arc
The visionary designer Edith Head was nominated an astonishing 35 times, and won 8 Oscars.
UPDATE: The winner of this year’s Oscar was Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby
The King and I – Irene Sharaff
Spartacus – Arlington Valles & Bill Thomas
Romeo & Juliet – Danilo Donati
This year’s nominees are Michael Wilkinson for American Hustle, William Chang Suk Ping for The Grandmaster, Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby (WINNER), Michael O’Connor for The Invisible Woman, and Patricia Norris for 12 Years a Slave