2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Greatest Showman’ …

Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars reaped bids for the Costume Designers Guild kudos. And while these awards often overlook one of the Academy Awards nominees, the CDG has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner.

Our Oscar frontrunnerPhantom Thread” as well as third-ranked “The Greatest Showman” and fifth-place contender “The Shape of Water” contend for best period costumes as do “Dunkirk” and “Murder on the Orient Express.” Our fourth-ranked Oscar contender, “Darkest Hour,” was snubbed in this category.

Besides the second-ranked Oscar contender “Beauty and the Beast,” the fantasy film nominees are “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Wonder Woman.” And the contemporary costume contenders are “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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The 20th edition of these kudos, which also honor costume design in television and commercials, will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 20.

The winner of the period film CDG prize tends to repeat at the Oscars. However, last year, the academy went with the fantasy film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The last fantasy films to prevail at the Oscars prior to that were “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and before that “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003. And the last contemporary movie to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design was “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” in 1994.

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“Get Out” – Nadine Haders
“I, Tonya” – Jennifer Johnson
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” – Arianne Phillips
“Lady Bird” – April Napier
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Melissa Toth

“Dunkirk” – Jeffrey Kurland
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Alexandra Byrne
“Phantom Thread” – Mark Bridges
“The Greatest Showman” – Ellen Mirojnick
“The Shape of Water” – Luis Sequeira

“Beauty and the Beast” – Jacqueline Durran
“Blade Runner 2049” – Renée April
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Michael Kaplan
“Thor: Ragnarok” – Mayes C. Rubeo
“Wonder Woman” – Lindy Hemming

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“American Horror Story: Cult” – Sarah Evelyn Bram
“Big Little Lies” – Alix Friedberg
“Grace and Frankie” – Allyson B. Fanger
“The Handmaid’s Tale” – Ane Crabtree
“The Young Pope” – Luca Canfora, Carlo Poggioli

“The Crown” – Jane Petrie
“Feud: Bette and Joan” – Lou Eyrich
“Glow” – Beth Morgan
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Donna Zakowska
“Stranger Things” – Kim Wilcox

“Black Mirror: USS Callister” – Maja Meschede
“Game of Thrones” – Michele Clapton
“Once Upon a Time” – Eduardo Castro, Dan Lester
“Sleepy Hollow” – Mairi Chisholm
“Star Trek: Discovery” – Gersha Phillips

Assassin’s Creed: “I Am”, Commercial – Patrik Milani
Elton John, featuring Marilyn Manson: “Tiny Dancer”, Music Video – Sara Sensoy, Dawn Ritz
Katy Perry: “Chained to the Rhythm”, Music Video – B. Ăkerlund
Miu Miu Women’s Tales #14: The End of History Illusion, Short Film – Mindy Le Brock
P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen

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