Academy Award for Best Costume Design

Academy Award for Best Costume Design
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1949
Most recent winnerAnn Roth
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Websiteoscars.org

The Academy Award for Best Costume Design is one of the Academy Awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for achievement in film costume design.[1]

The award was first given in 1949, for films made in 1948. Initially, separate award categories were established for black-and-white films and color films. Since the merger of the two categories in 1967, the Academy has traditionally avoided giving out the award to films with a contemporary setting.[2]

  1. ^ "Rule One: Awards Definitions". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Nadoolman Landis, Deborah (2003). Costume Design. Focal Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-240-80590-9.