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Awardsapalooza: Emmy Nominations!

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What a nice way to wake up!  Here are the Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Costume Design for Series and Miniseries/Movie/Special:

SERIES

Boardwalk Empire • Resolution • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
John Dunn, Costume Designer
Lisa Padovani, Co-Costume Designer
Maria Zamansky, Assistant Costume Designer

The Borgias • The Gunpowder Plot • Showtime • Showtime Presents in
association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films
Gabriella Pescucci, Costume Designer
Uliva Pizzetti, Costume Supervisor
Gabor Homonnay, Costume Supervisor

Downton Abbey • Episode 4 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Caroline McCall, Costume Designer
Dulcie Scott, Costume Supervisor

Game Of Thrones • Walk Of Punishment • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Television 360, Startling Television and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Michele Clapton, Costume Designer
Alexander Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer
Chloe Aubry, Assistant Costume Designer

Once Upon A Time • Queen Of Hearts • ABC • ABC Studios
Eduardo Castro, Costume Designer
Monique McRae, Assistant Costume Designer

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum • Madness Ends • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox Television
Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer
Marcy Lavender, Costume Supervisor

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer
Robert Q. Mathews, Costume Supervisor

The Girl • HBO • Warner Bros. Entertainment, GmbH/Moonlighting and BBC
in association with HBO Films and Wall to Wall Media
Diana Cilliers, Costume Designer
Melissa Moritz, Assistant Costume Designer

Killing Lincoln • NGC • Scott Free in association with Herzog & Company for National Geographic Channels
Amy Andrews Harrell, Costume Designer
Renee Jones, Costume Supervisor

Parade’s End • Part 3 • HBO • A Mammoth Screen Production, Trademark Films, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point in association with HBO Miniseries and the BBC
Sheena Napier, Costume Designer
Jenna McGranaghan, Costume Supervisor

Phil Spector • HBO • Levinson/Fontana Productions in association with HBO Films
Debra McGuire, Costume Designer
Lorraine Calvert, Assistant Costume Designer

Seems like we’re missing Variety/Musical Category – Stand by, I will follow up,  The above comes from Deadline.com – I will update when I know more.  Congrats, everyone!!!

– KMB

Awardsapalooza 2013: The Daytime Emmy Nominations!

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Congratulations to the costume designers and their teams who were nominated this morning for Daytime Emmy awards!  They are as follows:

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful           CBS

Danielle King, Costume Designer

Days of Our Lives    NBC

Jayne Marie Kehoe, Costumer Designer

General Hospital     ABC

Mary Iannelli, Costume Designer

The Young and the Restless          CBS

Jennifer Johns, Costume Designer

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

The Ellen DeGeneres Show           SYNDICATED

Jamie Salazar, Wardrobe Supervisor

Kellen Richards, Costume Designer

Ric Renae Hughes, Key Costumer

The Fresh Beat Band          Nickelodeon

Gene Barnhart, Costume Supervisor

Kiki Garwood, Costume Stylist, Key Costumer

Joyce Kim Lee, Costume Designer

Frank Alexander, Jessica Torok,

Kacy Treadway, Carly Mills, Erin Lenk, Costumers

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour The Series       The HUB

Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh, Costume Designer

Sesame Street           PBS

Brian Hemesath, Jared Leese, Costume Designers/Live Actors

Jason Weber, Rollie Krewson, Constance Peterson,

Polly P. Smith, Michelle Hickey, Lara Maclean,

Anney Ozar, Heather Asch, Andrea Detwiler,

Loryn Brantz, Stanley Ulysses Jones, Elizabeth K. Hara,

Doug James, Colette Nickola, Jane F. Pien, Costume Designers/Muppets

Congratulations, everyone!!  Awards will be televised live on June 16th at 8PM EDT, 5PM PDT on HLN!

-KMB

Awardsapalooza: The BAFTA Winner 2013!

Congratulations to Jacqueline Durran and her team for their BAFTA win for best costumes for the gorgeous ANNA KARENINA! Party time, everyone!  You can check out the costumes from Anna Karenina and other magnificent films at FIDM – the exhibit runs now through April 27.  Congrats!

– KMB

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!

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Awardsapalooza 2013: The CDG Nominations!

THE 15th ANNUAL COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS WITH PRESENTING SPONSOR LACOSTE NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Stephani Lewis

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Louise Stjernsward

Silver Linings Playbook – Mark Bridges

Skyfall – Jany Temime

Zero Dark Thirty – George L. Little

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM

Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran

Argo – Jacqueline West

Les Misérables – Paco Delgado

Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

Moonrise Kingdom – Kasia Walicka-Maimone

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM

Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck

The Hunger Games – Judianna Makovsky

Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES

Girls – Jennifer Rogien

Nashville – Susie DeSanto

Revenge – Jill Ohanneson

Smash – Molly Maginnis

Treme – Alonzo Wilson, Costume Designer. Ann Walters, co-Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES

Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn, Lisa Padovani

Downton Abbey – Caroline McCall

Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES

American Horror Story: Asylum, Season 2 – Lou Eyrich

Hatfields & McCoys – Karri Hutchinson

Hemingway & Gellhorn – Ruth Myers

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN

Capital One: Couture – Roseanne Fiedler

Captain Morgan Black – Judianna Makovsky

Dos Equis: Most Interesting Man in the World – Julie Vogel

Awardsapalooza: Oscar Nominations!!!

Congratulations to this year’s Academy Award nominees for outstanding achievement in costume design:

Jacqueline Durran: ANNA KARENINA

Paco Delgado: LES MISERABLES

Joanna Johnston: LINCOLN

Eiko Ishioka: MIRROR, MIRROR

Colleen Atwood: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Oddly, the Academy’s website glitch (indicating that Sharen Davis had been nominated for her fabulous work on Django Unchained) did not turn out to be accurate.  Wait and see until the CDG Nominations on January 17, 2013 for more nominations, Frocktalkers!!  Congrats to all the nominees, their directors, and their costume teams!

– KMB

Awardsapalooza: the BAFTA Nominations!

Congratulations to the BAFTA nominees in costume design!!  They are:

Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great Expectations
Paco Delgado, Les Miserables
Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman

And CDG members, don’t forget to mail your nominating ballots in to the office!!  They are due by 5PM on Monday the 14th.  BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday, February 10, 2013.  Congratulations to the nominees and their teams!!

– KMB

Awardsapalooza 2013 Begins in Earnest!

Happy New Year, Frocktalkers! I hope that your holidays were fun and relaxing. Have you caught up on your movie watching? Looking at the films that are out right now, it’s interesting to see who’s getting the big press push for awards consideration. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: big promotional budgets = big awards. So who is putting their money on the line, and what costume design work is being underserved by the lack of promotional money this year?

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Awardsapalooza 2012 – 2013 – CDG Ballots Due!

Hello there, Frocktalkers!  Just a friendly reminder that if you are a CDG member, get your nominating ballot in the mail today – ballots must be in the Guild office by 5PM tomorrow, 12-11-12.  You can nominate your own films/TV shows/commercials, and you can nominate the films/TV shows/commercials of others, including non-IA, or even non-US work.  The Costume Designers Guild Awards are, in the opinions of many, the most esteemed.  These are our peers – people who do what we do – showing their appreciation for outstanding achievement in costume design.  In our largely thankless profession, it means a lot to have the appreciation of one’s peers!  So get those ballots in, folks, and show your support for all the great work of 2012!  Have a great week!

– KMB

2012 Gift Guide for Costume Types

It’s that time of year, Frocktalkers! Whether you’re buying gifts for your crew, or sending this link to someone to drop a not-so-subtle hint, this is the gift list for you! Items on this list would be suitable for holiday gifts, wrap gifts, birthday gifts, or just something to say “Thanks for the hard work“. For additional ideas, you can always consult the Frocktalk gift lists of years gone by HERE, HERE and HERE. But stay with me – here is this year’s list!

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