Oscar Best Costume Design Predictions, Odds: Cruella Favored Over Dune and West Side Story, Picks For 2022 Nominees

Oscar Best Costume Design Predictions, Odds: Cruella Favored Over Dune and West Side Story, Picks For 2022 Nominees article feature image

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. Pictured: Emma Stone at a Cruella premiere.

  • Will Cruella take home the Academy Award for Best Costume Design? Betting odds favor the film.
  • Our analysts make their Oscar predictions, featuring Cruella to win Best Costume Design.
  • Find all five nominees and their latest odds below.

Best Costume Design Nominee Odds

NomineeOddsImplied Probability
West Side Story+18005.26%
Nightmare Alley+35002.78%
Oscar odds for Best Picture nominees via FanDuel and as of March 26.

Best Costume Design Predictions

Collin Whitchurch: The BAFTAs dominate this category from a predictability standpoint, hitting 12 times since 2000.

The Costume Designer’s Guild has broken their top awards up into three genres since 2005: Contemporary, Period and Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Period has hit with the most frequently over that span with eight wins, while Sci-Fi/Fantasy has hit five times and Contemporary has hit zero.

All of this aligns to give Cruella a rare win over powerhouse Dune.

Cruella won the CDG’s Period award and also at the BAFTAs. Dune won the Sci-Fi/Fantasy award at the CDGs, while Coming 2 America — not nominated here — won the Contemporary prize.

Given that more people probably saw Dune than Cruella, I’m giving it an outside shot at pulling the upset here, but don’t like it enough at +320 to throw down any money on it. Similarly, Cruella’s juice is too high for me to eat it given the possibility that Dune wins. Cruella is the pick, but I won’t be wagering any money here.

Pick: Cruella

Chris Raybon: Over 90% of Gold Derby experts and editors are picking Cruella to win. Its listed odds imply only an 82% chance, so there’s some value here relative to the listed odds, but -450 isn’t worth the trouble.

Pick: Pass

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  • Gold Derby Experts vs. the Odds: Senior betting analyst Chris Raybon compares predictions by Gold Derby's experts and editors to the odds in order to identify potential values.
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