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Costume Design ~ April Foolish Oscar Predix

on the set of THE CURRENT WARCutting right to the chase tonight. Here's what I'm predicting for Oscar's Costume Design category in this first round of punditry

• The Current War (Michael Wilkinson)
• The Greatest Showman (Ellen Mirojnick)
• Murder on the Orient Express (Alexandra Byrne)
• Victoria & Abdul (Consolata Boyle)
• Wonderstruck (Sandy Powell)

[Here's the chart]

Sandy Powell is always a good bet of course with 12 past nominations and 3 wins and she'll obviously be having a great time with the dual time frames and actressing of Julianne Moore. The other designers are less regular with the Academy but they've all been nominated with the exception of Ellen Mirojnick. But Mirojnick is no slouch having designed iconic pieces seen in films like Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and recently she won the Emmy for Soderbergh's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. She's got one of the year's (presumably) showiest gigs : Hugh Jackman's PT Barnum musical The Greatest Showman.

Ali Fasal stars opposite Dame Judi Dench in VICTORIA AND ABDUL

But that's just scratching the surface of what will surely be lots of fine threads in the movies this year from many talented designers. After the jump, a Beauty Break of Costume Design possibilities this year...


THE BEGUILED - costumes by Stacey Battat (Still Alice, The Bling Ring)

WONDERSTRUCK - costumes by Sandy Powell (abundant Martin Scorsese & Todd Haynes classics)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - costumes by Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina, Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

MARY MAGDALENE - costumes by Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina, Atonement)

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN - costumes by Odile Dicks Mireaux (Brooklyn, An Education)

BATTLE OF THE SEXES - costumes by Mary Zophres (La La Land, True Grit)

DARK TOWER - costumes by Trish Summerville (Gone GirlGirl with the Dragon Tattoo)

WOMAN WALKS AHEAD -costumes by Stephanie Collie (Layer Cake, London Has Fallen)

WONDER WOMAN - costumes by Lindy Hemming (Topsy Turvy, The Dark Knight)

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - costumes by Renée April (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Arrival)

MY COUSIN RACHEL - costumes by Dinah Collin (The Ghost Writer, The Bourne Supremacy)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS - costumes by Olivier Bériot (Lucy, The Diving Bell and Butterfly)

ON CHESIL BEACH - costumes by Keith Madden (The Woman in Black)

MARSHALL - costumes by Ruth E Carter (Selma, Amistad)

first stabs at predictions

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Reader Comments (11)

Oh dear. That still from the Victoria and Abdul set looks like it could be a shot from a Disneyland Aladdin show. Ugh to the generically pristine/nostalgic British India.

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercatbaskets

Any hope for "How to Talk to Girls at Parties"?

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTheis

All these options look phenomenal especially The Beguiled. I'm really intrigued by this movie. It could go either way.

Have you ever posted your Top 10 Costumers?

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

My first thoughts would have been Orient Express, Valerian, and Wonderstruck - but given that beautiful photo I'm now going to be keeping an eye on Woman Walks Ahead.

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

I believe you are underestimating Beauty and the Beast. If Cinderella's sole Oscar nomination was for the costumes designed by (who else?) Sandy Powell, I can see Jacqueline Durran getting in. I have to admit, though, that this is a remarkable year!

I have a feeling that Victoria and Abdul will be mostly shunned. Many will dismiss it as a remake of Mrs Brown. I don't know, maybe Judi Dench for Best Actress and that's it?

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

I wish we had a group photo of the MOTOE cast.

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordon

Offtopics but If VICTORIA AND ABDUL succeeds Ali Fazal could become the first Oscar nominated Indian thespian (considering Kingsley and Patel british)

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermirko

mirko -- !!! cool. crossing fingers.

April 15, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Lord have mercy that still from On Chesil Beach is stunning...especially that teal dress on Saoirse. I have high hopes for this movie. Would love to see another Oscar nom for Ms. Ronan, who is the best actress of her generation IMO (sorry Brie and JLaw).

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

I cannot acknowledge the existence of this MOTOE remake.

April 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

As long as Colleen Atwood is not on the list.

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Hintergardt

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