Because historical films often feature elaborate, detailed period dress, they almost always win the Oscar for Best Costume Design. Last year, the award went to the 19th century literary adaptation "Anna Karenina." Recent winners have also been set among European royalty ("Marie Antoinette," "The Duchess," "The Young Victoria") as well as Hollywood royalty ("The Aviator," "The Artist").
A pair of fantasy films have also won in the last 10 years: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Alice in Wonderland." "Return of the King" winner Richard Taylor could contend again this year for Peter Jackson's "Rings" prequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Oscar-nominee Gary Jones ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") also designed a fantasy film in the running: "Oz the Great and Powerful."
Patricia Norris is a five-time nominee for costumes, but has yet to win. She could earn her first Oscar for "12 Years a Slave," set in the antebellum United States.
Review the top contenders below and make your predictions:
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES