Sat. Dec 7th, 2019

2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN & COSTUME DESIGN (September)

Margot Robbie in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Photo: Andrew Cooper / Sony Pictures)

The luxuriant production design (and a big part of the film’s $90M budget) bumps Sony/Columbia’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood up one to the top spot in Production Design this month, pushing Netflix’s The Irishman down to #2. Disney’s Aladdin inches up but Universal’s 1917 and Cats as well as Sony’s Little Women stay put in the top 5.

Here are my 2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions in Production Design for September 16, 2019.

Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood (Barbara Ling) Sony/Columbia
2. The Irishman (Bob Shaw) Netflix
3. 1917 (Dennis Gassner) Universal
4. Cats (Eve Stewart) Universal
5. Little Women (Jess Gonchor) Sony/Columbia

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

Ad Astra (Kevin Thompson) 20th Century Fox
The Aeronauts (David Hindle, Christian Huband) Amazon
Aladdin (Gemma Jackson) Disney
Downton Abbey (Donal Woods) Focus Features
Jojo Rabbit (Ra Vincent) Fox Searchlight

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Jade Healy) Sony/TriStar
Dark Waters (Hannah Beachler) Focus Features
Dolemite Is My Name (Clay A. Griffith) Netflix
Ford v Ferrari (François Audouy) 20th Century Fox
Harriet (Warren Allen Young) Focus Features
The King (Fiona Crombie) Netflix
The Lighthouse (Craig Lathrop) A24
The Lion King (James Chinlund) Disney
Motherless Brooklyn (Beth Mickle) Warner Bros
Rocketman (Peter Francis, Marcus Rowland) Paramount
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Rick Carter, Kevin Jenkins) Disney
The Two Popes (Mark Tildesley) Netflix


DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (Photo: François Duhamel / Netflix)

Last year’s Costume Design winner Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther) is back in a big way and looking for her second nomination with Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name. She moves up into the top 5 this month, displacing Focus Features’ Harriet, which falls down into the Other Contenders section. Warner Bros’ Joker makes its claim as a new entry this month.

Here are my 2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions in Costume Design for September 16, 2019.

Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. The Irishman (Sandy Powell) Netflix Harriet
2. Little Women (Jacqueline Durran) Sony/Columbia
3. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Arianne Phillips) Sony/Columbia
4. Downton Abbey (Anna Robbins) Focus Features
5. Dolemite Is My Name (Ruth E. Carter) Netflix

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

1917 (Jacqueline Durran) Universal
The Aeronauts (Alexandra Byrne) Amazon
Jojo Rabbit (Mayes C. Rubeo) Fox Searchlight
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Ellen Mirojnick) Disney
Rocketman (Julian Day) Paramount

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

Ad Astra (Albert Wolsky) 20th Century Fox
Aladdin (Michael Wilkinson) Disney
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Arjun Bhasin) Sony/Tri-Star
Bombshell (Colleen Atwood) Lionsgate
Cats (Paco Delgado) Universal
Dumbo (Colleen Atwood) Disney
Ford v Ferrari (Daniel Orlandi) 20th Century Fox
Harriet (Paul Tazewell) Focus Features
Joker (Mark Bridges) Warner Bros
The King (Jane Petrie) Netflix
Motherless Brooklyn (Amy Roth) Warner Bros
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Dorothée Guiraud) Neon
The Two Popes (Luca Canfora) Netflix

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