24 of 30 Oscar Experts predict ‘The Great Gatsby’ will win Costume Design

Two dozen of our 30 Experts predict that Catherine Martin will win the Best Costume Design Oscar for “The Great Gatsby. That support gives her leading odds of 1/3 to pick up a bookend to the Oscar she won in 2001 for “Moulin Rouge!” She also leads over in Production Design and won that race for “Moulin Rouge!” as well.

The other six Experts are backing the bid by first-time nominee Michael Wilkinson for “American Hustle,” which translates into odds of 4/1. Those six dissenters are Scott Feinberg (THR), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere).

These odds, however, contradict the results of the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where five-time Oscar also-ran Patricia Norris won in the period film category for “12 Years a Slave.” She has odds of 50/1 to finally win an Oscar. 

However, the CDG has agreed with Oscar only six times in the last 10 years. Their most recent disagreement came in 2011, when the academy’s choice, “The Artist,” lost the CDG’s period film award to “W.E.” “The Aviator,” “Marie Antoinette,” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” also won Costume Design Oscars without winning at CDG. 

Oscar champ Michael O’Connor (“The Duchess”) is a longshot for “The Invisible Woman” at 100/1 as is first-time contender William Chang Suk Ping (“The Grandmaster“). 

Review the individual predictions of our Experts here. And be sure to check out the Experts’ collective rankings and racetrack odds.

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