While the Academy was casting their ballots, we were casting our predictions. Hope you enjoyed the Oscars. If you hosted a party, we want to know how it turned out. If you made your own predictions, we want to know that too! Were your predictions correct? We managed to get none correct. So now we're taking an in depth look at the winners of the Best Costume Design category.
Sandy Powell has two nominations, and this isn't her first romp with Oscar. She's been nominated a total of 12 times. The beautiful gown that Cinderella wore in the film required "more than 270 yards of fabric, three miles of hem and more than 10,000 Swarovski crystals" according to a Hollywood Reporter article.
Remember Paco Delgado? This nomination for The Danish Girl is not his first time either. His other nomination was for Les Miserables. In an interview with the LA Times (February 28, 2016), Delgado explains his creations for the main characters Einar Wegener/Lili Elbi (played by Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (played by Alicia Vikander). "When they are in Denmark, we dressed them ... basically in different shades of blues and grays and blacks, in a palette of very soft colors. " It's an article you won't want to miss so be sure to click on the link to read it.
This is Jacqueline West's third Oscar nomination. Previous work includes The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. Vanity Fair posted an article where she explains her inspiration, process, and materials used in creating costumes for The Revenant.
And the winner is... Jenny Beavan. In our opinion, she was a shoe-in to win just based on herawards history. After having won an Oscar for A Room With A View, her win for Mad Max: Fury Road gives her the second. Blogger Gavia Baker-Whitelaw has an in depth interview on the Hello, Tailor blog where Beavan explains "we could get a basic cotton canvas which we would dye black in massive quantities to be the Warboys' trousers." Here's a video from her 1987 win.