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Awardsapalooza 2013: Nomination Rumination!

I apologize for the brief, succinct posting of the nominees for the CDG awards. I was in the middle of a production meeting when the news broke (!) so – don’t tell anyone – but I was busy typing away here at Frocktalk when I probably should have been listening to something important being explained by our first AD. So if we come up empty-handed on some big day on this movie and we don’t have what we need? Sorry, Albert! My bad!

It’s an interesting field this year and there are a few surprises, if I may. It’s nice to see first-time nominee Stephani Lewis’ work in Beasts of the Southern Wild nominated. It’s always great to see smaller-budget films making this list. I am happy to see that kind of consideration here.

Period film – it appears that dark horses Moonrise Kingdom (Kasia Walicka-Maimone) and Argo (Jacqueline West) came in and overtook Django Unchained (Sharen Davis), which I thought was going to be a sure-fire nominee. Again, I am surprised – but must mention that all of these films are pretty spectacular, in terms of their costume design. It must have been a matter of personal taste on the part of the voting body.

So congratulations to the designers and their teams who were nominated! Also congratulations to the directors who gave them their vision! It’s going to be an exciting party next month, for sure. I hope that I can break away from set so that I can cover the event for you. It’s always a good time, and I look forward to sharing it with you. Congratulations, everyone!!!


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