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February 16, 2013 4:25 PM
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2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

"Anna Karenina" Focus
Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 85th Academy Awards through February 24th, when the winners are announced.

Here's our take on best costume design, which looks like the only award that is "Anna Karenina"'s to lose. But a posthumous win for Eiko Ishioka and her work on "Mirror Mirror" is possible, as is throwing a bone to "Les Miserables," which is unlikely to win too many other awards (save Anne Hathaway).

Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here, and this list of all the Oscar-nominated films available ON DEMAND right now.

The nominees:
"Anna Karenina" Jacqueline Durran
"Les Misérables" Paco Delgado
"Lincoln" Joanna Johnston
"Mirror Mirror" Eiko Ishioka
"Snow White and the Huntsman" Colleen Atwood

Will win: "Anna Karenina"
Could win: "Les Miserables"
Should win: "Anna Karenina"

Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

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  • monkeypox6 | April 15, 2013 11:15 PMReply

    How I think it should have been:

    1. Jacqueline Durran, "Anna Karenina"*(WINNER)
    2. Kym Barrett & Pierre Yves-Gayraud, "Cloud Atlas"
    3. Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey & Richard Taylor, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    4. Paco Delgado, "Les Miserables"*(Runner-up)
    5. Joanna Johnston, "Lincoln"

  • Laura | February 17, 2013 12:54 AMReply

    Is the Hunger Games even nominated for anything? Such a shame...

  • Rael | January 10, 2013 5:04 AMReply

    Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair, Snow White and the Huntsman, Django Unchained, and Lincoln are the best in the list...even though Anna is marvelous but the winner would be Snow White and who would contest to the clothes of the evil queen!

  • Martin | January 8, 2013 8:53 AMReply

    Check out my predictions for the visual categories at http://www.mondoglam.com/2013/01/predicciones-al-oscar-2013-dos-dias.html

  • Cloud Atlas DESERVES IT | January 1, 2013 2:39 PMReply

    Cloud Atlas deserves a nomination. It would be very unfair if it doesn't get it. Come on!

  • @mdnasid | December 17, 2012 1:22 PMReply

    the spanish movie 'Blancanieves' has stunning costumes as well - Paco Delgado which will be def nominated for LesMis - should also be complimented for this effort as well

  • Sus | December 10, 2012 11:39 PMReply

    Danny Glicker designed on the road. His name's not Glocker. Also Kasia Walicka-Maimone not "Malmone" Those are the only two people on the list that I know personally, you may want to check your spelling on the others...

  • Anonymous | November 4, 2012 9:31 AMReply

    Please listen to Roger Ebert and suggest Cloud Atlas for this award. Every major actor played 6 roles. Halle Berry played a white woman in the 1930s...A man... A reporter in the 70s and even a native.

  • BOO | October 9, 2012 2:50 PMReply

    I'm surprised Hunger Games isn't mentioned. And I will agree with Ebert that Cloud Atlas will get a nomination.

  • John Kreczko | December 18, 2012 6:25 PM

    I'm surprised as well, I thought the costumes brought The Hunger Games to life when they were in The Capitol.

  • Kylene | December 16, 2012 6:24 PM

    yes, I'm surprised as well that the Hunger Games wasn't even mentioned in this category of all the categories.

  • Alex | October 3, 2012 7:16 PMReply

    The hobbit will definately win. What does this website have against The Hobbit getting any nominations, which no doubt it will deserve. It looks like this site is just putting the same five movies in slightly different orders for all the categories.

  • hedo | October 10, 2012 5:01 PM

    I KNOW RIGHT!? I'm guessing these people haven't seen LOTR (sucks for them when December rolls around!)

  • HWK | October 3, 2012 2:51 PMReply

    What about The Avengers?

  • Wilpon | September 30, 2012 4:38 AMReply

    Bel Ami is nomination worthy

  • bimb | September 23, 2012 9:27 AMReply

    The Hobbit is the only movie that designed costumes that look real/good. Any doubts, go watch both trailers for the movie. Any more doubts, go watch The Lord of the Rings.

  • Sawyer | September 22, 2012 6:25 PMReply

    I don't think we should forget about The Hunger Games. I mean, it's always been said, without a doubt, that most Costume Design Oscars go to the movies with the outright gestures of near-insane grandiose, well, costumes. And who's to say that despite the fact the costumes in The Hunger Games weren't widespread, but the sheer quantity and outrageousness of them isn't to be outdone. I think the fact it's not on anyone's mind for a first prediction is crazy.