March 2, 2014 |
An Oscar, whether it is for lead actress or for makeup and hair, weighs exactly the same (8.5 pounds). A win in production design represents a level of achievement in a craft on par with best director. The night for all the winners is just as golden - same stars overhead. Yet there is a different, dimmer spotlight on the below-the-line contenders. Their red carpet walk will go unnoted, their gowns and tuxedo flair overlooked and their heartfelt speeches mostly unremembered or rudely cut short.
February 24, 2014 |
Mindy Kaling was stunning in a custom-made azure gown at Saturday's Costume Designers Guild Awards. Her sheath of choice was a one-shouldered, lace and blue-hued confection from costume designer Salvador Perez Jr., who also happens to be the president of the Costume Designers Guild. Earlier this month, "The Mindy Project" star and creator shared the nascence of the gown with a sneak peek at its muslin incarnation. "My costume designer Sal Perez is the president of the Costume Designers Guild and he is designing a gown for me for their awards," the 34-year-old captioned a snapshot . "First he fits me with a version of the gown in white muslin, which Sivorn is measuring.
February 24, 2014 |
The Costume Designers Guild members honored their own at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom on Saturday night, handing out awards for outstanding costume design in seven categories as well as a handful of honorary recognitions. Among the high-profile attendees (many of them tapped to awards) included Mindy Kaling, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Debra Winger, Kerry Washington, the evening's host Joshua Malina (“The West Wing,” “Scandal”)
February 23, 2014 |
"12 Years a Slave," "Blue Jasmine" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won at the 16th Costume Designer Guild Awards on Saturday evening in Beverly Hills. Patricia Norris won in the period film category for "12 Years a Slave. " Earlier in the evening, Steve McQueen's indictment of slavery in the U.S. earned the top film prize at the NAACP Image Awards. Suzy Benzinger took home the prize for contemporary film for "Blue Jasmine," and Trish Summerville earned the trophy for excellence in fantasy film for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
January 16, 2014 |
The costume designers announced as nominees for a 2014 Academy Award in costume design Thursday all earned their nods working on period films. Michael Wilkinson for the late '70s set “American Hustle,” William Chang Suk Ping for “The Grandmaster,” (which begins in 1936), Catherine Martin for “The Great Gatsby,” (set in the Roaring 20s), Michael O'Connor for “The Invisible Woman” (about Charles Dickens' mistress) and Patricia Norris for “12 Years a Slave” -- a movie based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup.
January 8, 2014 |
"Her," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are among the nominees for the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards. Nominated Wednesday for excellence in contemporary film were Suzy Benzinger for "Blue Jasmine," Casey Storm for "Her," Wendy Chuck for "Nebraska," Consolata Boyle for "Philomena" and Sarah Edwards for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. " Vying for excellence in period film are Patricia Norris for "12 Years a Slave," Michael Wilkinson for "American Hustle," Kurt & Bart for "Dallas Buyers Club," Catherine Martin for "The Great Gatsby," and Daniel Orlandi for "Saving Mr. Banks.