BAM Award Winners: Best Costume Design

This is another category that is one of the newer generation. It also took a break in 2008 when lack of notes and laziness lead to a temporary pairing down of awarded categories. At the Academy Awards this category almost invariably goes to a period piece. I tend to try and award either combination fashions or outright fantasy. When the proclivity for period is acknowledged by a winner who uncouthly also adds she’s not giving up her award voting and nomination practices should be re-examined. The bottom line is that Costume Design is so much more than historical accuracy, as every film needs its cast dressed and all choices reflect plot and character.

Without further ado, the winners…

2020 Caroline Eselin Troop Zero

2019 Julian Day Rocketman 

2018 Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns

2017 Wonderstruck

2016 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


2015 Mad Max: Fury Road


2014 Colleen Atwood Into the Woods

Into the Woods (2014, Disney)

2013 V8 – Start Your Engines!

V8 - Start Your Engines! (2013, Universal/Rat Pack)

2012 Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012, Warner Bros.)

2011 Hugo

2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010, 20th Century Fox)

2009 Where the Wild Things Are

2008 Not Awarded

2007 Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia (2005, Disney)

2006 The Prestige

2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2003 Peter Pan