As with cinematography, costume design could be a place where Emmy nominees graduate to become Oscar nominees for David Fincher’s Mank. In this case, Trish Summerville makes the leap from HBO’s Westworld to the black and white tale of the creation of 1941’s Citizen Kane in the upcoming film.
Speaking of Emmy nominees, Bina Daigeler, nominated this year at the Emmys for her costume design in Mrs. America, is a major contender for her diverse and beautiful work in Disney’s Mulan that features everything from detailed and traditional Hanfu (above) to warrior garb for thousands.
They’ll both battle seasoned Oscar favorites like two-time winner Mark Bridges (this year with News of the World) and 15-time nominee/three-time winner Sandy Powell (this year with The Glorias), among others.
Here are my ranked 2021 Oscar predictions in Costume Design for September [UPDATED to reflect the just announced move of West Side Story to December 2021]
1. Mank (Netflix)
Dune (Warner Bros) [moved to October 2021] Jacqueline West
3. Mulan (Walt Disney Pictures)
4. Ammonite (Neon)
5. Death on the Nile (20th Century Studios)
Other Contenders (alphabetical)
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)
Emma. (Focus Features)
The Glorias (Roadside Attractions)
Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros)
Charlese Antoinette Jones
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
News of the World (Universal Pictures)
One Night in Miami… (Amazon Studios)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Searchlight Pictures)
Suzie Harman and Robert Worley
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Paramount Pictures)