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The Intern: Jacqueline Oknaian Costume Interview

Jacqueline Oknaian has costumed Ugly Betty (2008-10), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and The Big C (2012-13), so it might be fair to say contemporary clothing is her forte. For The Intern she dressed Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in that most tricky of cinematic costume: ‘office attire’. Fashion and practicality collide in what needs to be stylish but relatable clothing inside a believable setting. Here Ms Oknaian chats exclusively about her work on the film.

Anne Hathaway has the perfect office wardrobe, where did you get your inspiration for her smart, but chic looks?

I related to her character personally because I’m a mother and I’ve worked in fashion, I used to be a personal shopper in Barney’s, then I got into styling. I had a lot of friends that worked in the fashion industry for mothers who need to look fashionable, smart chic, modern
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Win A Pass To The Advance Screening of Admission In St. Louis

Ready to go back to school? Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in the new comedy/drama Admission. Every spring, high school seniors anxiously await letters of college admission that will affirm and encourage their potential. At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands of applicants. Year in and year out, Portia has lived her life by the book, at work as well as at the home she shares with Princeton professor Mark (Michael Sheen). When Clarence (Wallace Shawn), the Dean of Admissions, announces his impending retirement, the likeliest candidates to succeed him are Portia and her office rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben). For Portia, however, it’s business as usual as she hits the road on her annual recruiting trip.

On the road, Portia reconnects with her iconoclastic mother, Susannah (Lily Tomlin). On her visit to New Quest,
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Production Beginning on Focus Features. Admission; Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen To Star

Production begins this week in New York and New Jersey on Focus FeaturesAdmission, directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

The comedy/drama stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock), Paul Rudd (soon to be seen in This is 40), BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen (The Queen), Golden Globe Award nominee Gloria Reuben (ER), Wallace Shawn (of the upcoming A Late Quartet), and Academy Award nominee Lily Tomlin (Nashville). The screenplay is adapted by Karen Croner (One True Thing) and Mr. Weitz from Jean Hanff Korelitz.s 2009 novel of the same name.

Mr. Weitz, an Academy Award nominee as one of the screenwriters of About a Boy, most recently adapted and directed Being Flynn for Focus. He is producing Admission with Andrew Miano, his partner in the production company Depth of Field, and Kerry Kohansky-Roberts (Nick and Norah
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Admission Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd Begins Shooting in New York

Admission Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd Begins Shooting in New York
Production begins this week in New York and New Jersey on Focus Features' Admission, directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

The comedy/drama stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock), Paul Rudd (soon to be seen in This Is 40), BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen (The Queen), Golden Globe Award nominee Gloria Reuben (ER), Wallace Shawn (of the upcoming A Late Quartet), and Academy Award nominee Lily Tomlin (Nashville). The screenplay is adapted by Karen Croner (One True Thing) and Mr. Weitz from Jean Hanff Korelitz's 2009 novel of the same name.

Mr. Weitz, an Academy Award nominee as one of the screenwriters of About a Boy, most recently adapted and directed Being Flynn for Focus. He is producing Admission with Andrew Miano, his partner in the production company Depth of Field, and Kerry Kohansky (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
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All Dressed Up: Big Winners from the Costume Designers Guild Awards

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The Oscars might be the night of the stars, but the Costume Designers Guild Awards is the night for the folks who make those stars look so damn good.

The 13th annual event, hosted by the ever-polished Kristin Davis at the iconic Beverly Hilton, honored both established designers and some newer talent, The Hollywood Reporter recounts.

Taking home her sixth award, Colleen Atwood won for her fanciful "Alice in Wonderland" costumes in the fantasy film category.

Jenny Beavan snapped up her first Cdg award, winning the period film category for her royal duds in 1930s-set "The Kings Speech."

Another first-time winner was Amy Westcott, who won the contemporary film race for her show-stopping pieces in "Black Swan."

In the TV category, big winners were Lou Eyrich for "Glee," John Dunn for "Boardwalk Empire" and Cindy Evans for "Temple Grandin."

On Sunday, "The King's Speech" and "Alice in Wonderland" will battle
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"The King's Speech," "Black Swan," "Alice in Wonderland" Win Costume Designers Guild Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees

Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" won the film categories at the 13th Annual Cdg (Costume Designers Guild) Awards.

"The King's Speech" beat "The Fighter" and "True Grit" in the Excellence in Period Film Category. "Black Swan" out-danced "Burlesque," "Inception," "The Social Network," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.

In the Excellence in Fantasy Film category, "Alice in Wonderland" waved its magic spell to beat "The Tempest" and "Tron: Legacy."

"Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis hosted the event at Beverly Hilton last night, where Halle Berry received the Lacoste Spotlight Award, and director Joel Schumacher accepted the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 13th annual Cdg Awards (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Excellence
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Costume Design Guild honors 'The King's Speech,' 'Black Swan,' 'Alice in Wonderland'

Costume Design Guild honors 'The King's Speech,' 'Black Swan,' 'Alice in Wonderland'
The 13th Annual Costume Design Guild Awards were held last night, and Black Swan’s Amy Westcott and The King’s Speech’s Jenny Beavan were honored for excellence in contemporary film and period film, respectively. Alice in Wonderland’s Colleen Atwood took home the prize for excellence in fantasy film. Beavan and Atwood are also nominees at this Sunday’s Oscars. In the TV categories, winners were Glee’s Lou Eyrich, Boardwalk Empire’s John Dunn and Lisa Padovani, and Temple Grandin’s Cindy Evans. Aude Bronson-Howard was also recognized for excellence in commercial costume design for ”Chanel — Bleu de Chanel.
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Costume Designers Guild Awards 2011: Winners: Black Swan, Glee

Black Swan, Glee, and the other winners of the 2011 Costume Designers Guild Awards have been announced. The 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild (Cdg) Awards “honors Costume Designers in Motion Pictures, Television, and Commercials…its international membership includes motion picture, television, and commercial costume designers, assistant costume designers and costume illustrators, and totals some 900 members.” The Cdg Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on February 22, 2011 and hosted by Kristin Davis. The full listing of the 2011 Costume Designers Guild awards winners is below.

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

Excellence In Period Film

The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

Excellence In Fantasy Film

Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series

GleeLou Eyrich

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series

Boardwalk EmpireJohn A. Dunn

Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Mini Series

Temple GrandinCindy Evans

Excellence In Commercial Costume Design

Chanel – Bleu de Chanel
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Cdg Awards: Black Swan Takes the Prize

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After that surprising snub by the Academy (not even a nomination) and BAFTA, Black Swan costume designer Amy Westcott has finally been rewarded, with a Costume Designers Guild (Cdg) Award for Excellence in Contemporary Film.

This was a tough category, too. Jeffrey Kurland has hardly been mentioned, apart from by the public, regarding his almost entirely bespoke costumes for Inception. Have the Guild responded to the recent, very public controversy between Westcott and Black Swan contributors Kate and Laura Mulleavy, i.e. Rodarte? Perhaps, yes, and we would not begin to suggest this is a bad thing either. Moreover the effectiveness of the Cdg lies in their broad distinction between genres, e.g. period and contemporary, allowing them to reward grand, noticeable costumes and subtler, more narrative lead design.
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Costume Designers Guild Names Winners

The 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were held tonight at the Beverly Hilton and hosted by Kristin Davis. Here's the complete list of winners: Excellence In Contemporary Film Black SwanAmy Westcott Excellence In Period Film The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan Excellence In Fantasy Film Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood Outstanding Contemporary Television Series GleeLou Eyrich Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series Boardwalk EmpireJohn A. Dunn Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Mini Series Temple GrandinCindy Evans Excellence In Commercial Costume Design Chanel – Bleu de Chanel – Aude Bronson-Howard
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Costume Designers Guild Nominations: 2011

So, the Costume Designers Guild (Cdg) has served up their nominations for this year. Apart from falling short on numbers in a couple of categories, the line-up is predictably safe.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

InceptionJeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

There has been recent hoopla in the press regarding Rodarte’s overall involvement with the costume design for Black Swan, though the Costume Designers Guild will be unlikely to run scared. Shouldn’t The Social Network strictly be in the Period category, however? Jacqueline West went to extraordinary lengths to ensure the film was historically accurate, something often harder to achieve when the setting is recent.

Excellence in Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

True GritMary Zophres

It would be wonderful to see Mark Bridges’ largely (and
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Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees Announced

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The Costume Designer Guild has released the list of nominees for this years ceremony hosted by Sex and the City's Kristen Davis.

Black Swan and Burlesque are among the nominees in the contemporary film category, while The Fighter and The King's Speech were recognized for period films.

Halle Berry is set to receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award because, according to the guild, her "talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design."

Full list of nominees after the jump

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan

True GritMary Zophres

Excellence In Fantasy Film

Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood

The TempestSandy Powell
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"Black Swan," "Burlesque" Among Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" (picture courtesy of CourtesanMacabre) will try to outdance "Burlesque," "Inception," "The Social Network," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category for the 13th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

In the Period Film category, "The Fighter" will duke it out with "The King's Speech" and "True Grit." And in the Fantasy Film category, "Alice in Wonderland" will try to outshine "The Tempest" and "Tron: Legacy."

The winners will be announced Feb. 22 with "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis set to do hosting duties. Halle Berry will be given the Lacoste Spotlight Award, and director Joel Schumacher will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 13th annual Cdg Awards (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black Swan . Amy Westcott

Burlesque . Michael Kaplan

Inception
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Costume Designers Guild Nominees

The nominations for the 13th annual Costumers Designers Guild were announced in Los Angeles. The non-televised event will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. It will be hosted by Kristin Davis.

Special awards will be handed out to Halle Barry, designer Julie Weiss, director Joel Schumacher and late designer Michael Dennison.

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black Swan . Amy Westcott

Burlesque . Michael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social Network . Jacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps . Ellen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The Fighter . Mark Bridges

The King.s Speech . Jenny Beavan

True Grit . Mary Zophres

Excellence In Fantasy Film

Alice in Wonderland . Colleen Atwood

The Tempest . Sandy Powell

Tron: Legacy . Michael Wilkinson & Christine Bieselin Clark

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series

Big Love . Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

Dancing with the Stars . Randall Christensen, Daniella Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee

Glee . Lou Eyrich

Modern Family . Alix Friedberg

Treme
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Nominees Announced For The Costume Designers Guild Awards

Today the Costume Designers Guild Award nominees were announced. The ceremony takes place on Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton and is hosted by Kristin Davis (Sex and the City).

The Lacoste Spotlight Award will be given to Halle Berry because her "talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design," according to the organization.

The Distinguished Collaborator Award will be presented to Joel Schumacher.

The late Michael Dennison will be inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame for his work on television and feature films such as Eat Pray Love and Georgia O’Keefe.

See the full list of nominees below:

Excellence In Contemporary Film

Black SwanAmy Westcott

BurlesqueMichael Kaplan

Inception - Jeffrey Kurland

The Social NetworkJacqueline West

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsEllen Mirojnick

Excellence In Period Film

The FighterMark Bridges

The
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