The 2022 Academy Award Nominations – Best Costume Design

The time has finally come! I am excited to share with you the coveted list of this year’s Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design of 2022. Congratulations to these five talented costume designers! Over the next month, The Art of Costume team will be providing you an in-depth look at each of these wonderful films. Be sure to read along, and watch the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27th, 2022.

Cruella – Jenny Beavan
Cyrano – Massimo Cantini Parrini & Jacqueline Durran
Dune – Jacqueline West & Robert Morgan
Nightmare Alley – Luis Sequeira
West Side Story – Paul Tazewell

Cruella – Costume Design by Jenny Beavan 

Cruella, Directed by Craig Gillespie “Estella is a young and clever grifter who’s determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.”

Cyrano – Costume Design by Massimo Cantini Parrini & Jacqueline Durran

Cyrano, Directed by Joe Wright – “Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.”

Dune – Costume Design by Jacqueline West & Robert Morgan

Dune, Directed by Denis Villeneuve – “Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.”

Nightmare Alley – Costume Design by Luis Sequeira 

Nightmare Alley, Directed by Guillermo del Toro – “An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.”

West Side Story – Costume Design by Paul Tazewell

West Side Story, Directed by Steven Spielberg – “An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.”

Congratulations to our Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design of 2022!

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