Oscars Predictions: Best Costume Design – ‘Cruella’ and ‘Cyrano’ Could Crash the Costume Branch

Other notable contenders include "Belfast," "Dune," "House of Gucci," "The Tragedy of Macbeth" and "West Side Story."

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UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

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Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Jacqueline West
Awards Circuit Winners Chart (2021-2022) – coming soon
Awards Season Calendar

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1 “Dune” Warner Bros Jacqueline West
2 “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios Paul Tazewell
3 “Cruella” Walt Disney Pictures Jenny Beavan
4 “Nightmare Alley” Searchlight Pictures Luis Sequeira
5 “Cyrano” MGM/United Artists Releasing Massimo Cantini Parrini
6 “Belfast” Focus Features Charlotte Walter
7 “House of Gucci” MGM/United Artists Releasing Janty Yates
8 “Spencer” Neon Jacqueline Durran
9 “The French Dispatch” Searchlight Pictures Milena Canonero
10 “Last Night in Soho” Focus Features Odile Dicks-Mireaux
11 “Licorice Pizza” MGM/United Artists Releasing Mark Bridges
12 “Being the Ricardos” Amazon Studios Susan Lyall
13 “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” Amazon Studios Michael O’Connor
14 “The Power of the Dog” Netflix Kirsty Cameron
15 “Coming 2 America” Amazon Studios Ruth E. Carter
16 “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Searchlight Pictures Mitchell Travers
17 “Respect” MGM/United Artists Releasing Clint Ramos
18 “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Apple Original Films/A24 Mary Zophres
19 “The Last Duel” 20th Century Studios Janty Yates
20 “The Harder They Fall” Netflix Antoinette Messam
21 “Passing” Netflix Marci Rodgers
22 “Mothering Sunday” Sony Pictures Classics Sandy Powell
23 “The Green Knight” A24 Malgosia Turzanska
24 “The Suicide Squad” Warner Bros Judianna Makovsky
25 “Jungle Cruise” Walt Disney Pictures Paco Delgado
26 “Annette” Amazon Studios Pascaline Chavanne
27 “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Marvel Studios Kym Barrett
28 “Black Widow” Marvel Studios Jany Temime
29 “The Matrix: Resurrections” Warner Bros Lindsay Pugh
30 “King Richard” Warner Bros Sharen Davis
“Blue Bayou” Focus Features Eunice Jera Lee
“Cinderella” Amazon Studios To be added
“CODA” Apple Original Films To be added
“Cry Macho” Warner Bros Deborah Hopper
“Don’t Look Up” Netflix Susan Matheson
“Dream Horse” Bleecker Street Siân Jenkins
“Eternals” Marvel Studios Sammy Sheldon Differ
“Finch” Apple Original Films To be added
“Free Guy” 20th Century Studios Marlene Stewart
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Sony Pictures To be added
“In the Heights” Warner Bros Mitchell Travers
“Mortal Kombat” Warner Bros To be added
“Nine Days” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing To be added
“Parallel Mothers” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“Red Rocket” A24 To be added
“Shiva Baby” Utopia To be added
“Snake Eyes” Paramount Pictures To be added
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Sony Pictures To be added
“Stillwater” Focus Features Karen Muller Serreau
“Swan Song” Apple Original Films To be added
“Swan Song” Magnolia Pictures To be added
“The Card Counter” Focus Features Lisa Madonna
“The Colour Room” Sky Cinema Anushia Nieradzik
“The Courier” Lionsgate To be added
“The Guilty” Netflix To be added
“The Hand of God” Netflix To be added
“The Lost Daughter” Netflix To be added
“The Many Saints of Newark” Warner Bros Amy Westcott
“The Souvenir Part II” A24 To be added
“The Tender Bar” Amazon Studios To be added
“The Tomorrow War” Amazon Studios Betsy Heimann
“The Worst Person in the World” Neon To be added
“Together Together” Bleecker Street Elizabeth Warn
“Together” Bleecker Street Natalie Ward
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Sony Pictures To be added
“Worth” Netflix To be added


The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. John Ford has the most wins in this category with four, with Frank Capra and William Wyler behind with three. Wyler has the most nominations of any director with 12, with Martin Scorsese next in line with nine.

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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022