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Awardsapalooza: Primetime Emmy Nominations 2014!

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This morning brought us great news of Emmy nominations for outstanding costume design in the realm of television!  Without further ado, here are this year’s Primetime Emmy costume nominees:

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES

Boardwalk Empire: HBO

John Dunn, Costume Designer; Lisa Padovani, Costume Designer; Joseph La Corte, Costume Supervisor

Downton Abbey: PBS

Caroline McCall, Costume Designer; Heather Leat, Costume Supervisor; Poli Kyriacou, Assistant Costume Designer

Game of Thrones: HBO

Michele Clapton, Costume Designer; Sheena Wichary, Costume Supervisor; Alexander Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer; Nina Ayres, Assistant Costume Designer

Mad Men: AMC

Janie Bryant, Costume Designer; Tiffany White Stanton, Costume Designer; Stacy Horn, Costume Supervisor

Once Upon a Time: ABC

Eduardo Castro, Costume Designer; Monique McRae, Assistant Costume Designer

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

American Horror Story – Coven: FX

Lou Eyrich, Costume Designer; Elizabeth Macey, Costume Supervisor; Ken Van Duyne, Assistant Costume Designer

House of Versace: Lifetime

Clair Nadon, Costume Designer; Nicole Magny, Assistant Costume Designer

Sherlock – His Last Vow (Masterpiece): PBS

Sarah Arthur, Costume Designer; Ceri Walford, Costume Supervisor

The Normal Heart: HBO

Daniel Orlandi, Costume Designer; Gail A. Fitzgibbons, Costume Supervisor; Hartsell Taylor, Costume Supervisor; Maria Tortu, Assistant Costume Designer

The White Queen: Starz

Nic Ede, Costume Designer; Raissa Hans, Costume Supervisor; Elizabeth Healy, Assistant Costume Designer

Congratulations to all of these costume teams for their outstanding work!  It’s party time!!!!  The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will be on Saturday, August 16th at 4P Pacific.  Not sure when it will be broadcast at the moment, but stay tuned for the Emmy Awards, broadcast live from the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014 at 8P Eastern/5P Pacific on NBC!

– KMB

EGOT, ECOT, and Awardsapalooza!

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With the big Tony Awards announcements yesterday, it got me thinking.  There is an unofficial “grand slam” category of awards winning known as the EGOT.  This means Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony.  Only twelve people in history have ever won this quadruple crown, and they have been actors, directors, music department people (composers) and producers.  To win a Grammy, you must have some kind of musical (or voiceover/spoken word) talent.  That narrows the field considerably, and for most costume designers, puts us out of the running for EGOT.

I propose something a bit more attainable.  The ECOT.  Emmy, CDG Award, Oscar, Tony.  That seems reasonable, right?  Who might be contenders for this award?  Certainly Edith Head is out – she pre-dated the CDG Awards… but who might stand a chance to achieve this in our world today?  Looking forward to your thoughts – here and on Twitter @Frocktalk!

 

– KMB

Awardsapalooza: Creative Emmy Winners!

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The Creative Emmy Awards were held last night, and here are the big winners for costumes:

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films

Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer; Robert Q. Mathews, Costume Supervisor

 

Outstanding Costumes For A Series

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

 

Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special – Juried award

55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

Marina Toybina, Costume Designer; Courtney Webster, Assistant Costume Designer

The Men Who Built America – Bloody Battles (HISTORY)

Sarah Beers, Costume Designer; Rachael Leah Greene, Costume Supervisor; Lisa Faibish, Costumer Supervisor

Portlandia, “Blackout” (IFC)

Amanda Needham, Costume Designer; Monika Schmidt, Costume Supervisor

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Congratulations, everyone!!!  Make some space on the mantel for the new hardware!!!  Have a great week, Frocktalkers.

-KMB

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 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

Susannah Buxton Talks “Downton Abbey”, and In Other News, My Head Explodes!

I don’t need to remind you how much I love this show, and how eagerly we are ALL anticipating the next round of Downton Abbey here in the US.  Here is a brilliant article to get you salivating.  Susannah Buxton spoke at the V & A about her work – and MAN, it’s excellent! Thanks to DTSFT for the writeup!!

– KMB

Awardsapalooza 2012: Emmy Winners!

Congratulations to the 2012 Emmy winners for outstanding costumes!!  They are:

Outstanding costumes for a series:  Michele Clapton (costume designer), Chloe Aubry (assistant costume designer), Alex Fordham (assistant costume designer) GAME OF THRONES (HBO)

Outstanding costumes for a mini-series, movie or special: Annie Symons (costume designer), Yvonne Duckett (costume supervisor) GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Masterpiece) – PBS

It’s a good year for TV programs starting with the letter G.  Congratulations, everyone – Well done!!!!

– KMB

2012 Art of Television Costume Design Opening!

Costumes of Downton Abbey, designed by Susannah Buxton

Costumes of Downton Abbey, designed by Susannah Buxton

It was a great night last night, Frocktalkers!  The 6th Annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibit opened at FIDM, and it was beautiful.  The exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday, July 31st, and runs until October 20th.  Represented in the exhibit are Emmy nominees Boardwalk Empire, American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and many more!  I took photos of all the costumes on exhibit and posted them on my photostream HERE for those of you who are out of town.  However, if you are in LA, you really ought to swing by.  It’s free, and it’s an awesome display of talent.  Congrats to everyone involved in making this happen!!!

Art of Television Costume Design Exhibit at FIDM:  919 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90015.  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10A – 5P.  Exhibit runs 7/31/12 – 10/20/12.

– KMB

Awardsapalooza: The 2012 Emmy Costume Nominees, Cont.

So, yeahhhhh.  I left for a long trip after posting the first part of the Emmy nominations, and after posting, I had a nagging feeling that I’d missed something.  And, well, I HAD missed something:  the 2012 Emmy nominees for Miniseries, Movie, or TV Special!!  Here they are, and my sincere apologies:

American Horror Story • Halloween, Part 1 • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Chrisi Karvonides, Costume Designer;  Conan Castro, Costume Supervisor

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • Part 2 • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece Co-Production

Annie Symons, Costume Designer;  Yvonne Duckett, Costume Supervisor

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 1 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

Karri Hutchinson, Costume Designer;  Adina Bucur, Costume Supervisor

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

Ruth Myers, Costume Designer;  William McPhail, Costume Supervisor

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Sarah Arthur, Costume Designer;  Ceri Walford, Costume Supervisor

Treasure Island • Part 1 • Syfy • A Parallel Films Production for MNG Films in association with RHI Entertainment

Lorna Marie Mugan, Costume Designer;  Rhona McGuirke, Costume Supervisor

Congratulations to all the nominees for their outstanding work, and please forgive me for not posting this sooner!

– KMB



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