@adrimussett Me gustó full aunque yo le voy a McDormand
Dame Judy Dench as Queen Victoria in one of the most iconic British gowns of all time. Seriously. This black on black on black look is so recognizable, easily placing the viewer in a specific time and place. The costume Ali Fazal wore as Abdul Karim is spectacular. The juxtaposition of the two speaks to their relationship well. This was a beautiful surprise in the exhibit. .
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In the costumes category, Jacqueline Durran earned her 5th and 6th nods for Beauty and the Beast and Darkest Hour. But it seems as if the award is between the BAFTA winner, Phantom Thread by past winner Mark Bridges (who costumed The Artist) and Luis Sequeira, earning his first nomination for The Shape of Water. Consolata Boyle, on her third nomination in the category for her work in Victoria & Abdul, is just an onlooker.
The BAFTA guessed wrong last year, going for Jackie while the Academy went for Fantastic Beasts, but, before that, BAFTA had a string of consecutive guesses right stretching back through 2008, a pretty spectacular stat. That's 8-1 since the Best Picture expansion.
What about the Guild? The CDG's Contemporary award has never gone to the eventual Oscar winner (in the 19 year history of the awards), reflecting that the Oscars do not really go for that type of costumes. This year, the trend will continue, as they picked the not-nominated I, Tonya over Best Picture contender Three Billboards. Their period piece award does better, with 7 out of 19 wins, though last year they went for the not-nominated Hidden Figures. This time around, it was Best Picture contender Shape of Water that triumphed here, over the supposed front-runner in the race, Phantom Thread. So, watch out for that.
So then what? Though Best Picture-wannabe La La Land did not win here, they did go for the super different costumes of Mad Max on its way to a huge tech sweep. On the other hand, The Shape of Water's costumes are not as over the top (and they like that in this category) which means Shape or, heck, even Beauty and the Beast, are real threats here.
Will Win: Phantom Thread
Could Win: The Shape of Water