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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

Period dramas tend to dominate this category, including frontrunner "Phantom Thread" and Disney's extravagant live-action blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast." Updated January 31, 2018.

“Phantom Thread”

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As usual, period dramas are the dominant genre when it comes to Best Costume Design. Mark Bridges’ exquisite ’50s couture designs for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” will compete with two Jacqueline Durran movies: the extravagant Disney live-action blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” as well as World War II drama “Darkest Hour,” which features elaborate costumes to add weight to Gary Oldman as Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Also needing some padding was Dame Judi Dench as the aging monarch in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.” And set in the 60s is Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy romance “The Shape of Water,” featuring costumes by Luis Sequeira.

“Beauty and the Beast”

Frontrunner:

Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread”)

Contenders:

Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water”)
Jacqueline Durran (“Darkest Hour”)
Consolata Boyle (“Victoria and Abdul”)
Jacqueline Durran (“Beauty and the Beast”)

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