The Rundown 2019: Production Design & Costume Design

For our sixteenth Rundown article, we look at categories that give us our setting. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Production Design & Best Costume Design as well as general commentary about the race. Thursday, we’ll cover the categories that are needed before filming can begin.

Best Production Design

Winner Predictions

  • 1917 (PP R) [New] (TB R) [New]
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (WL O) (TL R) [New]
  • Parasite

Runner-Up Predictions

  • 1917 (WL O) (TL R) [New]
  • Jojo Rabbit (TB R) [New]
  • Parasite (PP R) [New]

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Wesley Lovell: There are two films that seem to be running neck-and-neck for this award. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood recreates a fondly remembered era of Hollywood in the 1960s. Parasite turns the locations its characters move through into a character of its own. Both films won at the Art Directors Guild, but BAFTA went an entirely different direction with 1917. While the latter seems like a potential spoiler, Once Upon a Time looks a lot more like the kinds of films that have won in the past while Parasite might win if there’s a surprise sweep for the film.
Peter J. Patrick: Before the BAFTAs I though the momentum was with Parasite but since the BAFTA and Academy membership overlaps as much as it does I’m thinking 1917 could easily win here as well.
Tripp Burton: With BAFTA wins, 1917 is a solid front-runner here on its way to a mini-sweep of the Oscars. If anything unseats it, that would be Jojo Rabbit doing better than expected.
Thomas La Tourrette: This has turned into a real nail-biter too. For a long time, Once Upon a Time was viewed as the eventual winner. It has twice the awards of its nearest competitor, 1917, and four times that of the next competitor, Parasite. Yet either of those films feel like they could pull an upset on Oscar night. Once Upon a Time won the prestigious guild award for period film over 1917. Parasite won the award for contemporary film, though that one has rarely matched the eventual Oscar winner. Still, there is a lot of love for Parasite, so it might pull off the upset. Even so it still looked good for Once Upon a Time. Then 1917 won the BAFTA, which makes me not so sure. 1917 was a British film, and they are more likely to honor one of their own, but it gives me pause. I will still predict Once Upon a Time to win, but would not be surprised if 1917 is the name called when they open the envelope.

Best Costume Design

Winner Predictions

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women (WL O) (PP O) (TB O) (TL O)
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Jojo Rabbit (WL O) (PP O) (TB R) [New]
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (TL O)

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Wesley Lovell: When the Costume Designers Guild failed to recognize Little Women with a nomination, many thought it would be out of luck. The Academy didn’t ignore it and now that BAFTA has chosen Greta Gerwig’s film as Best Costume Design, its chances at the Oscars have improved. Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time are the most likely to upset.
Peter J. Patrick: This looks like the category that Little Women is likeliest to prevail in with Jojo Rabbit its closest competition.
Tripp Burton: This is looking like the only opportunity for Little Women to get an award at this point, and I think it has this locked up, especially post-BAFTA win.
Thomas La Tourrette: This now looks to be the one category where the exceptional Little Women will win an Oscar. Luckily it is also an award it deserves to win. It is set the furthest in the past, which will be a help, but also gets to have a full range of costumes to show off from the poor to the very wealthy. It is a deserving winner. Probably its stiffest competition comes from Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, though 1969 is easier to recreate. The other main competition comes from Jojo Rabbit, which does get an array of 1940s fashions to show, including a very unique Captain’s uniform. I do not think that either Joker or The Irishman stands much of a chance of winning. This looks to belong to Little Women, and that is good. Little Women at least gets to take one award home, though I am sorry that it might be the only one.


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[Return] = Prior Prediction Returning
(O) = Original Prediction
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