Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

2021 Oscar Predictions: COSTUME DESIGN (October)

As with Makeup and Hairstyling, Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America makes a debut here in costume design, just not in the top 5…yet. But, they’re from Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter so I’m not counting it out.

With Dune off the calendar, that opens a spot from last month and it’s getting filled by Focus Features’ Emma. although it might be fighting with Searchlight’s The Personal History of David Copperfield for that era of period piece finery.

I’m wondering about Netflix’s Rebecca remake and the gorgeous costuming by Julian Day. Day was criminally robbed of a nomination for Rocketman and the vibrant outfits worn by stars Lily James and Armie Hammer in the film may be too much to ignore this time. I’m popping it into the top 5 and dropping Death on the Nile as another potential casualty of this season. The flashy contemporary costuming of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie also joins the ranks and I wonder if Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom should be top 5…

Here are my ranked 2021 Oscar predictions in Costume Design for October.

Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – new entry this month

1. Mank (Netflix)
Trish Summerville

2. Mulan (Walt Disney Pictures)
Bina Daigeler

3. Emma. (Focus Features)

Alexandra Byrne

4. Ammonite (Neon)
Michael O’Connor

5. Rebecca (Netflix)
Julian Day


Other Contenders (alphabetical)

Coming 2 America (Amazon Studios)
Ruth E. Carter

Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)
Donna Berwick

Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios)
Paco Delgado

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (20th Century Studios)
Guy Speranza

The Glorias (Roadside Attractions)
Sandy Powell

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros)
Charlese Antoinette Jones

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
Ann Roth

News of the World (Universal Pictures)
Mark Bridges

One Night in Miami… (Amazon Studios)
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

The Personal History of David Copperfield (Searchlight Pictures)
Suzie Harman and Robert Worley

Respect (MGM/UA)

Clint Ramos

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)
Susan Lyall

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Paramount Pictures)

Paolo Nieddu

The Witches (HBO Max)

Joanna Johnston

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