Oscars 2014 — Best Costume Design

I still haven’t got over the disappointment of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom not making it into the nominees. The dignity given to each character and the evolution of style and power over such a dynamic and important period was beautifully portrayed through Diana Cilliers’ costume design. However, that’s not an option for this year’s Oscars so lets get to the nominees!

American Hustle and The Great Gatsby‘s costume designers both called on name designers for inspiration with their creations (Diane von Furstenburg and Miuccia Prada, respectively), paying off in some of the most superb costuming of the year. Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby) previously won Oscars for costume design and art direction with Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge. Although we think The Great Gatsby will pull off the win, it’ll be an indicator of how the Academy is feeling towards American Hustle if that sweeps this category.

  1. “The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin
  2. “American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson
  3. “12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris
  4. “The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor
  5. “The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping