Oscars Predictions: Best Costume Design – Can Jenny Beavan Score Her Third Statuette for ‘Cruella’?

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST COSTUME DESIGN

UPDATED: Dec 20, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: The threads on display some of this year’s contenders are among the very best seen in the last few years.

With “Dune” by Jacqueline West leading the way thus far, it should be noted that of the 22 precursor awards that have been announced, only four have cited costume work (which critics should make a note to cite). West has been nominated for three Oscars – “Quills” (2000), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) and “The Revenant” (2015) – but has yet to win. Could this be her year?

The Critics Choice Awards announced their nominees on Dec. 13 where the field included “Cruella” (Jenny Beavan), “Dune” (West), “House of Gucci” (Janty Yates), Luis Sequeira (“Nightmare Alley”) and “West Side Story” (Paul Tazewell).

Beavan has won this prize twice for “A Room with a View” (1985) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2016). Her work on the Disney adaptation is beloved and popular among many, with one win from St. Louis Film Critics. She could continue to climb the ranks, especially if the film shows up in other categories.

Yates is a former winner for “Gladiator” (2000), which is also her sole career nom, while Sequeira’s only dance with the Academy was for the best picture winner, “The Shape of Water” (2017). Tazewell, though an Emmy winner (for “The Wiz Live!”), has never been nominated.

Countless others could factor in, such as Jacqueline Durran (“Spencer”), Clint Ramos (“Respect”), Charlotte Walter (“Belfast”), Susan Lyall (“Being the Ricardos”) and Kirsty Cameron (“The Power of the Dog”).

Voting for the Costume Designers Guild Awards begins on Jan. 5, so let’s see what they catch up with over the holiday break.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Jacqueline West
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Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Credit: Courtesy of Laurie Sparham/Disney
Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Credit: Courtesy of Laurie Sparham/Disney

Courtesy of Laurie Sparham/Disney

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

RANK

FILM

STUDIO

COSTUME DESIGNER

1

“Dune”

Warner Bros

Jacqueline West

2

“West Side Story”

20th Century Studios

Paul Tazewell

3

“Nightmare Alley”

Searchlight Pictures

Luis Sequeira

4

“Cruella”

Walt Disney Pictures

Jenny Beavan

5

“Belfast”

Focus Features

Charlotte Walter

NEXT IN LINE

6

“Being the Ricardos”

Amazon Studios

Susan Lyall

7

“Respect”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Clint Ramos

8

“House of Gucci”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Janty Yates

9

“The Power of the Dog”

Netflix

Kirsty Cameron

10

“Cyrano”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Massimo Cantini Parrini

OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

11

“The French Dispatch”

Searchlight Pictures

Milena Canonero

12

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Apple Original Films/A24

Mary Zophres

13

“Spencer”

Neon

Jacqueline Durran

14

“Passing”

Netflix

Marci Rodgers

15

“Coming 2 America”

Amazon Studios

Ruth E. Carter

16

“Licorice Pizza”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Mark Bridges

17

“Last Night in Soho”

Focus Features

Odile Dicks-Mireaux

18

“The Harder They Fall”

Netflix

Antoinette Messam

19

“The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”

Amazon Studios

Michael O’Connor

20

“The Last Duel”

20th Century Studios

Janty Yates

ALSO IN CONTENTION

21

“Mothering Sunday”

Sony Pictures Classics

Sandy Powell

22

“Eternals”

Marvel Studios

Sammy Sheldon Differ

23

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Searchlight Pictures

Mitchell Travers

24

“The Green Knight”

A24

Malgosia Turzanska

25

“Jungle Cruise”

Walt Disney Pictures

Paco Delgado

26

“Annette”

Amazon Studios

Pascaline Chavanne

27

“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Marvel Studios

Kym Barrett

28

“Black Widow”

Marvel Studios

Jany Temime

29

“Dream Horse”

Bleecker Street

Siân Jenkins

30

“King Richard”

Warner Bros

Sharen Davis

UNRANKED LISTING

“Blue Bayou”

Focus Features

Eunice Jera Lee

“Cinderella”

Amazon Studios

To be added

“CODA”

Apple Original Films

To be added

“Cry Macho”

Warner Bros

Deborah Hopper

“Don’t Look Up”

Netflix

Susan Matheson

“Finch”

Apple Original Films

To be added

“Free Guy”

20th Century Studios

Marlene Stewart

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

Sony Pictures

To be added

“In the Heights”

Warner Bros

Mitchell Travers

“Mortal Kombat”

Warner Bros

To be added

“Nine Days”

Sony Pictures Classics

To be added

“No Time to Die”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

To be added

“Parallel Mothers”

Sony Pictures Classics

To be added

“Red Rocket”

A24

To be added

“Shiva Baby”

Utopia

To be added

“Snake Eyes”

Paramount Pictures

To be added

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Sony Pictures

To be added

“Stillwater”

Focus Features

Karen Muller Serreau

“Swan Song”

Apple Original Films

To be added

“Swan Song”

Magnolia Pictures

To be added

“The Card Counter”

Focus Features

Lisa Madonna

“The Colour Room”

Sky Cinema

Anushia Nieradzik

“The Courier”

Lionsgate

To be added

“The Guilty”

Netflix

To be added

“The Hand of God”

Netflix

To be added

“The Lost Daughter”

Netflix

To be added

“The Many Saints of Newark”

Warner Bros

Amy Westcott

“The Matrix: Resurrections”

Warner Bros

Lindsay Pugh

“The Souvenir Part II”

A24

To be added

“The Suicide Squad”

Warner Bros

Judianna Makovsky

“The Tender Bar”

Amazon Studios

To be added

“The Tomorrow War”

Amazon Studios

Betsy Heimann

“The Worst Person in the World”

Neon

To be added

“Together”

Bleecker Street

Natalie Ward

“Together Together”

Bleecker Street

Elizabeth Warn

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Sony Pictures

To be added

“Worth”

Netflix

To be added

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Costume Design)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. John Ford has the most wins in this category with four, with Frank Capra and William Wyler behind with three. Wyler has the most nominations of any director with 12, with Martin Scorsese next in line with nine.

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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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