Oscars 2016: Best Costume Design


Best Costume Design … a.k.a Who Made the Prettiest Frocks? 

This is a category that tends to favour big, bright, bold and colourful designs.

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

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The visionary designer Edith Head was nominated an astonishing 35 times, and won 8 Oscars.

Some previous winners:

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This year’s nominees.

Sandy Powell, Carol

Powell is competing against herself. She has won the Oscar three times. Everything about her work in Carol is gorgeous.

Sandy Powell, Cinderella

Powell is competing against herself. She has won the Oscar three times. Everything about her work in Cinderella is gorgeous.

 

Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl

This is Delgado’s second nomination.

Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

Beavan has been nominated ten times and has never won. If I recall, most of the cast of the film were half-naked. Still, Beavan is probably going to win. And yes, she is the bag lady of last week’s BAFTAs joke by Stephen Fry which caused a big fuss.

Jacqueline West, The Revenant

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One thought on “Oscars 2016: Best Costume Design

  1. If I went on looks, and clips I have seen, I would have to give it to ‘Carol.’ It seems to capture the period perfectly, and the social differences between the two women. Then again, my tips rarely win!
    Cheers, Pete.

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