21CF Oscars Countdown: Best Costume Design (Color) for ‘Cleopatra’ (1963)


In the weeks leading up to the 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from the 20th Century Fox Archives.

This year for the 90th Academy Awards, Luis Sequeira is nominated for his achievement in costume design for “The Shape of Water.”

On April 13, 1964, at the 36th Academy Awards ceremony, Irene Sharaff, Vittorio Nino Novarese and Renie won Best Costume Design (Color) for their work for “Cleopatra.”

The film, which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, won three additional Academy Awards for best Cinematography (Color), Art Direction (Color), and Special Effects.

Below are a few pieces from the Fox Archives Photography collection for “Cleopatra” (1963):

The Fox Archives is mandated to collect, catalog, preserve and make accessible the following assets of the 20th Century Fox studios: props, set decoration, photographs, art department and publicity materials from our film and television productions, and from the 20th Century Fox studio itself. We work primarily with internal Fox groups but also from time to time with outside organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.