OSCAR HISTORY: Best Costume Design

The Costume Designer is the other artist along with the cinematographer and the art director who complete a triangle of artists whose work ends up creating the whole look of a film. They choose the wardrobe for what will set an actor in the right mood for a scene, conjuring up old costumes from the past for a period film, or imagining outfits that someone in the 23rd century might wear. These were the achievements in costume designing that the Academy thought fit pretty good.


2019: LITTLE WOMEN     (View Film Clip)
2018: BLACK PANTHER     (View Costumes Featurette)
2017: PHANTOM THREAD     (View Costumes Featurette)
2016: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM     (View Film Trailer)
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD     (View Film Clip)
2014: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL     (View Film Clip)
2013: THE GREAT GATSBY     (View Costumes Featurette)
2012: ANNA KARENINA     (View Film Trailer)
2011: THE ARTIST     (View Film Clip)
2010: ALICE IN WONDERLAND     (View Costumes Featurette)
2009: THE YOUNG VICTORIA     (View Film Trailer)
2008: THE DUCHESS     (View Film Trailer)
2007: ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE     (View Film Trailer)
2006: MARIE ANTOINETTE     (View Film Trailer)
2005: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA     (View Film Clip)
2004: THE AVIATOR     (View Film Clip)
2003: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING     (View Costumes Featurette)
2002: CHICAGO     (View Film Clip)
2001: MOULIN ROUGE     (View Film Clip)
2000: GLADIATOR     (View Montage)
1999: TOPSY-TURVY     (View Film Clip)
1998: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View Costumes Featurette)
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT     (View Film Clip)
1995: RESTORATION     (View Film Trailer)
1994: THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT     (View Film Clip)
1993: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE     (View Film Clip)
1992: BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA     (View Costumes Featurette)
1991: BUGSY     (View Film Trailer)
1990: CYRANO DE BERGERAC     (View Film Trailer)
1989: HENRY V     (View Film Clip)
1988: DANGEROUS LIAISONS     (View Film Trailer)
1987: THE LAST EMPEROR     (View Film Clip)
1986: A ROOM WITH A VIEW     (View Film Trailer)
1985: RAN     (View Film Trailer)
1984: AMADEUS     (View Montage)
1983: FANNY & ALEXANDER     (View Oscar Moment)
1982: GANDHI     (View Film Clip)
1981: CHARIOTS OF FIRE     (View Montage)
1980: TESS     (View Film Trailer)
1979: ALL THAT JAZZ     (View Film Trailer)
1978: DEATH ON THE NILE     (View Film Clip)
1977: STAR WARS     (View Film Trailer)
1976: FELLINI'S CASANOVA     (View Film Trailer)
1975: BARRY LYNDON     (View Montage)
1974: THE GREAT GATSBY     (View Film Clip)
1973: THE STING     (View Film Clip)
1972: TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT     (View Film Trailer)
1971: NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA     (View Film Trailer)
1970: CROMWELL     (View Film Trailer)
1969: ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS     (View Film Clip)
1968: ROMEO AND JULIET     (View Film Clip)
1967: CAMELOT     (View Film Clip)
1966: (B&W) WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? / (COLOR) A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS     (View Film Clips)
1965: (B&W) DARLING / (COLOR) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO     (View Film Trailer)
1964: (B&W) THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA / (COLOR) MY FAIR LADY     (View Film Trailer)
1963: (B&W) FEDERICO FELLINI'S 8 1-2 / (COLOR) CLEOPATRA     (View Film Trailer)
1962: (B&W) WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? / (COLOR) THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM     (View Film Trailer)
1961: (B&W) LA DOLCE VITA / (COLOR) WEST SIDE STORY     (View Film Trailer)
1960: (B&W) THE FACTS OF LIFE / (COLOR) SPARTACUS     (View Film Clip)
1959: (B&W) SOME LIKE IT HOT / (COLOR) BEN-HUR     (View Film Clip)
1958: GIGI     (View Film Clip)
1957: LES GIRLS     (View Film Clip)
1956: (B&W) THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC / (COLOR) THE KING AND I     (View Film Trailer)
1955: (B&W) I'LL CRY TOMORROW / (COLOR) LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING     (View Film Trailer)
1954: (B&W) SABRINA / (COLOR) GATE OF HELL     (View Film Clip)
1953: (B&W) ROMAN HOLIDAY / (COLOR) THE ROBE     (View Film Trailer)
1952: (B&W) THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / (COLOR) MOULIN ROUGE     (View Film Trailer)
1951: (B&W) A PLACE IN THE SUN / (COLOR) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS     (View Film Trailer)
1950: (B&W) ALL ABOUT EVE / (COLOR) SAMSON AND DELILAH     (View Film Clip)
1949: (B&W) THE HEIRESS / (COLOR) THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN     (View Film Clip)
1948: (B&W) HAMLET / (COLOR) JOAN OF ARC     (View Film Clip)