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Oscars: Costume Design – Another Toss-Up Battle Between ‘Barbie’ and ‘Poor Things?’

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The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10.


And the Predicted Nominees Are:


  1. Barbie” (Warner Bros.) – Jacqueline Durran

  2. Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures) – Holly Waddington

  3. Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures) – Jacqueline West

  4. Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures) – Ellen Mirojnick

  5. Napoleon” (Apple Original Films/Sony Pictures) – David Crossman, Janty Yates


Eligible Titles (Alphabetized by Studio)**


  • A Haunting in Venice” (20th Century Studios) – Sammy Differ

  • The Creator” (20th Century Studios) – Jeremy Hanna

  • Beau is Afraid” (A24) – Alice Babidge

  • The Iron Claw” (A24) – Jennifer Starzyk

  • Priscilla” (A24) – Stacey Battat

  • The Zone of Interest” (A24) – Malgorzata Karpiuk

  • Air” (Amazon MGM Studios) – Charlese Anoinette Jones

  • The Burial” (Amazon MGM Studios) – Mirren Gordon-Crozier

  • Cassandro” (Amazon MGM Studios) – María Estela Fernández

  • Foe” (Amazon MGM Studios) — Alice Babidge

  • Saltburn” (Amazon MGM Studios) – Sophie Canale

  • Flora and Son” (Apple Original Films) – Triona Lillis

  • Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures) – Jacqueline West

  • Napoleon” (Apple Original Films/Sony Pictures) – David Crossman, Janty Yates

  • Golda” (Bleecker Street) – Sinead Kidao

  • Asteroid City” (Focus Features) – Milena Canonero

  • The Holdovers” (Focus Features) – Wendy Chuck

  • BlackBerry” (IFC Films) – Hanna Puley

  • The Taste of Things” (IFC Films/Sapan Studio) – Nu Yên-Khê Tran

  • Flamin’ Hot” (Hulu/Searchlight Pictures) – Elaine Montalvo

  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (Lionsgate) – Ann Roth

  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (Lionsgate) – Trish Summerville

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (Marvel Studios) – Judianna Makovsky

  • The Marvels” (Marvel Studios) – Lindsay Pugh

  • The Boys in the Boat” (MGM) – Jenny Eagan

  • Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” (MGM) — Loulou Bontemps

  • Ferrari” (Neon) – Massimo Cantini Parrini

  • Origin” (Neon) – Dominique Dawson

  • May December” (Netflix) – April Napier

  • Maestro” (Netflix) – Mark Bridges

  • Rustin” (Netflix) – Toni-Leslie James

  • Society of the Snow” (Netflix) – Julio Suarez

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (Paramount Pictures) – Amanda Monk

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” (Paramount Pictures) — Jill Taylor

  • All of Us Strangers” (Searchlight Pictures) — Sarah Blenkinsop

  • Chevalier” (Searchlight Pictures) – Oliver Garcia

  • Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures) – Holly Waddington

  • Gran Turismo” (Sony Pictures) – Terry Anderson

  • Freud’s Last Session” (Sony Pictures Classics) – Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh

  • Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures) – Ellen Mirojnick

  • She Came to Me” (Vertical Entertainment)

  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (Warner Bros.)

  • Barbie” (Warner Bros.) – Jacqueline Durran

  • Blue Beetle” (Warner Bros.) – Mayes Rubeo

  • The Color Purple” (Warner Bros.) – Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

  • Wonka” (Warner Bros.) – Lindy Hemming

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Joanna Johnston

  • The Little Mermaid” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Colleen Atwood

2022 category winner: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios) — Ruth E. Carter

Oscars Predictions Categories

BEST PICTURE | DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT

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