Usually, what draws an audience to a movie is its plot and its cinematography. However, it does not stop there, especially for those movies that are set in a different era or is inclined to have a more fantasy vibe. For the most part, the costumes that each character don in a film also affects how the audience will perceive the movie. Great costumes that fit the theme perfectly keep the people entertained. These also make the film more believable.
The 91st Oscars Costume Design nominees definitely deserve their spot. This is all for the great job they have done. Without further ado, here are the nominees that paved their way through:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
An anthology revolving around the Old West with plenty of room for murder and treachery, as well as deceit. It starts with a cowboy who kind of proves that looks can be technically deceiving, while a bank robber finds himself in trouble after attempting to rob a sole bank in the middle of nowhere, a traveling showman exhibits an attraction, a prospector searches for gold, a woman looks for love on the pioneer trail, and a stagecoach filled diverse passengers embark on a rather eerie journey.
Black Panther (Ruth Carter)
Prince T’Challa returns to his homeland in Wakanda after his father’s death. Wakanda is a place filled with hidden wealth and advanced technology for generations. Upon his return, T’Challa takes over his father’s throne. He must also accept his fate to be the superhero Black Panther to protect his homeland from numerous enemies trying to take advantage of its resources.
With the Black Panther film, Ruth Carter successfully brings home the 91st Oscars Costume Design trophy.
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
In poor health and emotionally unstable, Queen Anne allows her trusted confidante, Lady Sarah, to act as the existing ruler of Great Britain during its war with France. Things go awry when Sarah’s cousin, Abigail, worms her way and charms the queen.
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Now a widower with three children, Michael Banks and his sister Jane are surprised when their former nanny, Mary Poppins, returns. With her usual friend, a lamplighter named Jack, the still-magical Mary teaches the Banks children how to use their imaginations. All the while, she also tries to help Michael and Jane tackle their grown-up problems.
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
Mary Stuart is widowed at 18 years old. She then returns from France to Scotland to claim its throne. This is much to the dismay and irritation of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.