Costume Designers Guild Awards predictions: Oscar frontrunner Sandy Powell will win for both ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Carol’

Four of the five Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design are in contention at the guild awards on Tuesday; “The Revenant” was snubbed by the guild. 

We are predicting that Sandy Powellthe Oscar frontrunner for “Cinderella,” will claim Best Fantasy Costume Design over, among others, Oscar rival “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Jenny Beavan‘s post-apocalyptic designs for “Mad Max: Fury Road” won at both the Critics’ Choice and BAFTAs. The other CDG nominees are “Ex Machina,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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And we foresee Powell also prevailing in Best Period Costume Design for her Oscar-nominated work on “Carol” over another Academy Awards contender, “The Danish Girl,” as well as “Brooklyn,” “Crimson Peak” and “Trumbo.” 

“The Martian”  is tipped to take Best Contemporary Costume Design over “Beasts of No Nation,” “Joy,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,”  and “Youth.”

Below, all the nominees across the categories followed by your chance to predict what will win Best Period Costume Design at the 18th annual edition of these kudos, will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 23. 

Odds & rankings for all the film and TV races at the CDG 


Beasts of No Nation” (Jenny Eagan)
Joy” (Michael Wilkinson)
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (Arianne Phillips)
“The Martian” (Janty Yates)
Youth” (Carlo Poggioli)

“Brooklyn” (Odile Dicks-Mireaux)
“Carol” (Sandy Powell)
“Crimson Peak” (Kate Hawley)
“The Danish Girl” (Paco Delgado)
“Trumbo” (Daniel Orlandi)

“Cinderella” (Sandy Powell)
Ex Machina” (Sammy Sheldon Differ)
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” (Kurt and Bart)
“Mad Max: Fury Road” (Jenny Beavan)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Michael Kaplan)


“American Horror Story: Hotel” (Lou Eyrich)
“Empire,” Season 1 (Rita McGhee)
“House of Cards” (Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris)
“Ray Donovan” (Christopher Lawrence)
“Transparent” (Marie Schley)

“The Knick” (Ellen Mirojnick)
“Mad Men” (Jane Bryant, Tiffany White Stanton)
“Masters of Sex” (Isis Mussenden)
“Outlander” (Terry Dresbach)
“Penny Dreadful” (Gabriella Pescucci)

“Game of Thrones” (Michele Clapton)
“Once Upon a Time” (Eduardo Castro)
“Sleepy Hollow,” Season 2 (Kristin M. Burke, Mairi Chisholm)
“Sleepy Hollow,” Season 3 (Mairi Chisholm)
“The Wiz Live!” (Paul Tazewell)

“And So It Begins,” Old Spice Commercial (Mindy Le Brock)
“From the Makers of Happy & Merry, H&M Presents Katy Perry” Commercial (B. Åkerlund)
“The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Dance Battle,” Video Game (Soyon An)
“Kevin Spacey,” E-Trade Commercial (Johanna Argan)
“Most Interesting Man in the World Wins on Land, Sea & Air,” Dos Equis Commercial (Julie Vogel)

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