Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay...so I knew that "Australia" wouldn't be sweeping the acting/directing awards at all...

But its lack of nominations from the COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD actually enrages me. Milk and Revolutionary Road over Australia? What are they smoking??? Just because it's cool for the media to (unjustly) rip Nicole Kidman to shreds, how on earth does that justify this absolute insanity? While all three have period-appropriate clothing, Australia's are brilliantly reflective of the characters (ie: Kidman's transformation from icy bitch to warm and nurturing surrogate mother is paralled by starting the movie in a claustrophobic black outfit to relaxed outfits with bright colors). Plus, I guarantee that the costume pictured below is better than anything in the Revolutionary Road and Milk wardrobes:

Excellence in the Contemporary Film

Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca Bentjen for "Iron Man"
Ann Roth for "Mamma Mia!"
Patricia Field for "Sex and the City"
Suttirat Larlarb for "Slumdog Millionaire"
Amy Westcott for "The Wrestler"

Excellence in the Period Film

Deborah Hopper for "Changeling"
Jacqueline West for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Michael O'Connor for "The Duchess"
Danny Glicker for "Milk"
lbert Wolsky for "Revolutionary Road"

Excellence in the Fantasy Film

Isis Mussenden for "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"
Lindy Hemming for "The Dark Knight"
Sanja Milkovic Hays for " The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor."

Outstanding Contemporary Series (TV)

Tom Broecker for "30 Rock"
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko for "Big Love"
Randall Christensen for "Dancing with the Stars"
Eric Daman for "Gossip Girl"
Eduardo Castro and Patricia Field for "Ugly Betty"

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Series (TV)

Katherine Jane Bryant for "Mad Men"
Robert Blackman for "Pushing Daisies"
Joan Bergin for "The Tudors"

Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie or Miniseries (TV)

Joseph Aulisi for "Bernard and Doris"
Stefano De Nardis for " Coco Chanel"
Jenny Beavan for "Cranford"
Donna Zakowska for " John Adams"
Michele Clapton for "Sense and Sensibility"

Special Awards

Michael Douglas - Swarovski President's Award
James Burrows - Distinguished Collaborator Award
Marilyn Vance - Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award
Van Broughton Ramsey - Career Achievement in Television

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