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Top Costumes of the Year 2013

28 December 2013 5:46 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

What a busy twelve months it’s been for costume design. Really though, this art, or craft, or business (Deborah Nadoolman Landis insists it is definitely a business) gets more talked about each year. 2013 was especially exciting however as it seemed every month something even more thrilling arrived to fawn over. In the last few weeks alone we have had The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Sleepy Hollow, and now American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street on the horizon. Dipping back further, it was Stoker that got us excited about subtext, The Great Gatsby that slammed the lid on that twenties revival once and for all, and Behind the Candelabra that put Michael Douglas in a 16ft fox fur cape and white brocade jumpsuit.

With just so many memorable movies and TV shows to cover, Clothes on Film asked some respected contributors to the site for their opinions on the best, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Florida Film Critics Embrace "12 Years a Slave"

18 December 2013 3:42 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Okay I'm running out of verbs to use for various critics groups honoring Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." I can only use hail, love, embrace for so much! But will the critics love for "12 years" translate into Oscar gold? That's the question!

Here's the complete list of winners of the Florida Film Critics Circle awards:

Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, The Dallas Buyers Club

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong.O, 12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Visual Effects: Gravity

Art Direction/Production Design: Damien Drew et.al. and Catherine Martin et.al., The Great Gatsby

Foreign Language: Blue is the Warmest Color

Animated: Frozen

Documentary: The Act of Killing

Breakout: Lupita Nyong.O, 12 Years a Slave

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- Manny

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Oscar Chances: The Great Gatsby Comes Back to Life

18 December 2013 7:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

Every year there seems to be a film that analysts predict for big things only to have the film disappoint, critically or at the box office, that rises from the ashes to claim several nominations come Oscar morning. This year that film looks to be Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Released in May, the film was deemed to be out of the Best Picture race and seemed to be an afterthought until a few weeks ago, when it started winning critics awards in the tech categories. So what brought it back and is it an Oscar threat?

In the interest of full disclosure, The Great Gatsby is a property that I just can’t seem to enjoy, whether it’s the original novel (yes, I’m one of those people) or any of the many adaptations since. Something about the material just »

- Terence Johnson

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Unique accolade for Australian Cinematographers Society

17 December 2013 12:37 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian Cinematographers Society national president Ron Johanson felt he was being called to the headmaster.s office when he was asked to take an urgent Skype call from the AFI/Aacta.

CEO Damian Trewhella told him about the Byron Kennedy Award, named after the co-founder of the Mad Max production company Kennedy Miller (now Kennedy Miller Mitchell), who died aged 33 in a helicopter crash in 1983.

The affable Johanson asked, .What.s that got to do with me?. He was flabbergasted when he was informed the Acs is the recipient of the next Byron Kennedy Award, which celebrates outstanding creative enterprise in the film and television industries and is given to an individual or organisation whose work embodies innovation and the pursuit of excellence.

It.s the first time the award, first presented in 1984, has been bestowed on a guild or professional association. Past honorees include Roger Savage, Dion Beebe, Jane Campion, »

- Don Groves

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Slave and American Hustle level in Critics Circle awards nominations

16 December 2013 6:41 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Steve McQueen and David O Russell's movies each land 13 nominations, while Gravity takes 10 and four other key contenders make do with six

Two of the key bruisers of contemporary cinema are to square up against each other at this year's Critics Circle awards. In the red corner: Steve McQueen, whose 12 Years a Slave – a devastating drama about deep south slavery – has landed 13 nominations. And in the blue: David O Russell with American Hustle, an exuberant comedy drama about the FBI Abscam con of the 1970s, which has taken the same number.

This leaves Gravity trailing with 10 nominations, while Captain Phillips, Her, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street all take six. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug came in with five, while August: Osage County, Enough Said, Iron Man 3 and Rush took three.

Some performers earned multiple nods – Sandra Bullock's performance in Gravity means she's in the running »

- Catherine Shoard

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2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations: Full List Revealed

16 December 2013 10:09 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Did your favorites make the cut? See the full list of Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominees and weigh in!

The critics have spoken! The 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations were announced Dec. 16, and some of HollywoodLife.com‘s favorites — including Jennifer Lawrence and Gravity – are up for major accolades. Browse the full list of nominees, then tell us who you’ll be rooting for when the big show airs Jan. 16 on The CW.

Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations — Full List Of Nominees

Best Picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

Saving Mr. Banks

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

Christian BaleAmerican Hustle

Bruce DernNebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Tom HanksCaptain Phillips

Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club

Robert RedfordAll Is Lost

Best Actress

Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine

Sandra BullockGravity

Judi DenchPhilomena

Brie Larson »

- Andy Swift

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"12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" Top Critics' Choice Movie Awards Nominations!

16 December 2013 9:24 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) has announced the nominees for The 19th Annual Critics. Choice Movie Awards. Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" led the pack with thirteen nominations each including Best Picture.

.Gravity. also impressed with ten nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Actress in An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score.

The winners will be announced live at the Critics. Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 Pm Et/Pt. Two hour pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets before the awards ceremony. Aisha Tyler will grace the show as this year.s host. »

- Manny

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'12 Years A Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Critics' Choice Movie Awards

16 December 2013 9:24 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With 13 nods each, 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle led nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. 12 Years received nods for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Score for Hans Zimmer.

American Hustle’s nominations include Best Picture, Best Actor for Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David O. Russell, »

- Erin Strecker

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Critics Choice Awards: ’12 Years,’ ‘American Hustle’ Earn 13 Nominations Each

16 December 2013 8:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” leading the pack (13 bids each), plenty of films have reason to celebrate their nominations from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, because it’s one of the more reliable Oscar gauges around.

The best pic contenders are: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips” (six nominations), “Dallas Buyers Club” (three), “Gravity” (10 noms), “Her” (six), “Inside Llewyn Davis” (four), “Nebraska” (six), “Saving Mr. Banks” (four), “12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (six).

Last year, eight of the org’s 10 best-picture nominees also earned Oscar nominations, a great batting average considering the Academy Awards only had nine best-picture slots. From 2009-2011 (when Oscar had more than five contenders for best pic), the Film Critics Assn. saw nine, nine and seven out of their 10 proceed to Oscar noms. From 2003-2008, when Oscar had five slots, all five of them had been included in the critics’ 10 choices.

While »

- Tim Gray

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"Gravity," "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave" Lead Satellite Awards

15 December 2013 8:41 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The International Press Academy has announced its nominations for the 18th annual Satellite Awards and Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," David O. Russell's "American Hustle," and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" led the pack.

Winners will be announced on March 9, 2014 at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Here's the complete nominations:

Motion Pictures

Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams American Hustle (Sony)

Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)

Sandra Bullock Gravity (Warner Bros.)

Judi Dench Philomena (The Weinstein Company)

Adèle Exarchopoulos Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Enough Said (Fox Searchlight)

Meryl Streep August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company)

Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks (Disney)

Actor in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale American Hustle (Sony)

Bruce Dern Nebraska (Paramount)

Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)

Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Tom Hanks Captain Phillips (Sony)

Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features »

- Manny

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San Diego Film Critics Love "Her"

15 December 2013 7:54 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The San Diego Film Critics Society has chosen Spike Jonze's "Her" as the Best Film of the year. But, Jonze lost to Alfonso Cuaron who took home the Best Director trophy for "Gravity."

Here's the complete list of the winners of the 2013 San Diego Film Critics Society awards:

Best Film

"Her"

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Best Actor

Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"

'The Spectacular Now'

Best Supporting Actress

Shailene Woodley, "The Spectacular Now"

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Original Screenplay

Spike Jonze, "Her"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, "Before Midnight"

Best Foreign Language Film

"Drug War"

Best Documentary

"The Act of Killing"

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, "To the Wonder"

Best Animated Film

"The Wind Rises"

Best Editing

Christopher Rouse, "Captain Phillips"

Best Production Design

Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy, "The Great Gatsby"

Best Score

Arcade Fire, »

- Manny

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Movie About Man-Computer Love Is San Diego's Best Film of 2013

13 December 2013 5:11 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Her’ movie tops 2013 San Diego Film Critics Awards (Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Her’) The San Diego Film Critics Society has released its list of 2013 nominees and winners. The nominations themselves were quite eclectic, ranging from Best Actress nominee Brie Larson for Short Term 12 to Best Film nominee Gravity. The list of winners, however, tended to be more mainstream. For instance, Warner Bros.Spike Jonze-directed Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a Scarlett Johansson-voiced computer, was chosen as the Best Film of 2013, in addition to receiving honors for Best Original Screenplay (also Spike Jonze) and Best Score (Arcade Fire). Alfonso Cuarón was the Best Director for another Warner Bros. release, Gravity, a 3D space action melodrama about an astronaut and bereaved Mom (Sandra Bullock) who learns that, no matter what, Life Is Worth Living. George Clooney co-stars. Among the other San Diego Film »

- Andre Soares

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Lavish Decor and Costumes Prep ‘Gatsby’ for Oscar Contest

13 December 2013 8:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Catherine Martin is a rarity in the below-the-line world: she heads up two major departments — production design and costumes — on most of the films directed by Baz Luhrmann, who happens to be her husband.

How can one person take on two such complicated tasks simultaneously, especially on pictures as lavishly art-directed as those of the Australian helmer? “I have a lot of help and a loyal team,” says Martin. “I don’t do everything myself but I’m all over it, over all the details. I drive people crazy.”

The main advantage of taking on both jobs, she adds, is that “when Baz gives a directive I can encapsulate it into one package. It’s a lot of work but I don’t get sandwiched between him and another collaborator.”

With “The Great Gatsby,” Martin says, “the process started with a profound analysis of all source material — as it does »

- Peter Caranicas

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2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

11 December 2013 12:14 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 86th Academy Award nominations through January 16th, 2014, when the nominations are announced. Here's our take on the best costume design race. "12 Years a Slave," "The Great Gatsby," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Ameican Hustle," "The Invisible Woman," "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "Saving Mr. Banks" seem like the best bets, but Best costume design predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here. Safe Bets: 1. Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby 2. Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave 3. Michael Wilkinson, American Hustle Strong Possibilities: 4. Daniel Orlandi, Saving Mr. Banks 5. Mary Zophres, Inside Llewyn Davis 6. Michael O'Connor, The Invisible Woman 7. Gary Jones, Oz: The Great and Powerful 8. Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Longer Shots: 9. Ruth E. Carter, Lee Daniels' The Butler 10. Anna B. Sheppard, The Book Thief 11. Penny Rose, The »

- Peter Knegt

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2013 L.A. Film Critics (Lafca) Winners and Runners-Up. No Less Than Three Ties

8 December 2013 3:24 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards winners 2013 (photo: Sandra Bullock in ‘Gravity’) The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), which has been around since the early ’70s, announced earlier today, December 8, 2013, their list of 2013 winners and runners-up. Although there were a handful of offbeat choices, what’s most surprising is how mainstream were most of the Los Angeles Film Critics’ picks this year — Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was the top film, with a total of four wins — and that there were no less than three ties, including one for Best Picture: Gravity and Spike Jonze’s Her. See below. (See also: Full list of Boston Society of Film Critics 2013 winners.) Best Picture (tie): Gravity and Her. Best Foreign-Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Runner-up: The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Best Documentary: Stories We Tell, directed by Sarah Polley Runner-up: The Act of Killing, »

- Andre Soares

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'Great Gatsby' and 'The Rocket' Lead the "Australian Oscars"

4 December 2013 6:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn, Team Film Experience's resident Australian, here. In all the hubbub surrounding the big wins for American Hustle and Her, it went unnoticed (not surprisingly, but also not without reason) that the nominees for this year's Aacta Awards were announced. Australia's own "Academy" (renamed from the Australian Film Institute several years back) went big for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which is hoping for a tech resurgence later in the guild-stretch of the Oscar season, and Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket, which is still holding on hope for an Academy foreign language short-listing. Other famous names like Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Mia Wasikowska, and Naomi Watts also appear across the 14 categories recognising Australian films.

Catherine Martin and her team of production/set/costume designers are - let's face it - the only likely Oscar cross-over here for their work on The Great Gatsby so it's hard to picture her losing. »

- Glenn Dunks

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Gatsby, Rocket lead Aacta noms

3 December 2013 2:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other best film nominations include Dead Europe, Mystery Road, Satellite Boy and The Turning.Scroll down for full list

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket lead the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television (Aacta) Award nominations: 14 and 12 respectively, it was announced today.

Luhrmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel was made on a Hollywood-sized budget by a very experienced director while festival hit The Rocket, which tells the story of a boy trying to prove he isn’t cursed, was filmed in Laos by a writer/director who had not previously made a dramatic feature.

The Rocket and The Great Gatsby are pitted against each other for the prestigious best film award, for best director and in three of the four acting categories.

The best actor award, for example, could go to Leonardo DiCaprio for his performance in The Great Gatsby or to Sitthiphon Disamoe, a one-time »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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2013 Satellite Award Nominations Topped by '12 Years a Slave' with 10 Noms

2 December 2013 8:02 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

12 Years a Slave continues to be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to nominations. After leading the Spirit Award nominations it now leads the International Press Academy's (Ipa) 2013 Satellite Award nominations with a total of ten noms, followed by American Hustle and Gravity, each with eight nominations. The top five nominees were rounded out by Rush with seven nominations and Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks with six nominations each. The Satellites, however, are an interesting bunch. As you can see there are several nominations in each category, leaving pretty much no stone unturned. I guess you could say no nomination for Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) is a surprise and, in my personal opinion, with such a large field of nominees I'd like to see Joaquin Phoenix (Her) get a nomination, but that certainly isn't going to be a film for everyone even though Arcade Fire was »

- Brad Brevet

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Costume Stories, This Week: Sandy Powell and Bad Grandpa

16 November 2013 7:56 AM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

What have you missed costume wise this week? Well….

Sandy Powell

In conversation with Kinvara Balfour at the Regent Street Apple Store, 18th November.

Scandal

Lyn Paolo has no intention of becoming a fashion designer.

Sleepy Hollow

We’re a bit behind with this now but looking forward to a marathon catch up. Here series costume designer Kristin M. Burke answers fan questions posed on Twitter.

Bad Grandpa

Kristin Burke chats to costume designer Lindsey Kear about working without a script.

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin was initially worried the film would look like “a flapper themed 21st birthday party”.

Thor: The Dark World

Spoilers abound, but if you’ve seen the movie these costume, gender and identity posts by Hello Tailor are well worth reading: Part 1, Part 2

The Hunger Games

Judianna Makovsky’s fantastic costumes from the original film go under the hammer this Saturday.

Ben Affleck’s Batman »

- Christopher Laverty

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The Catwalk of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

14 November 2013 10:16 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

When you are costuming the biggest franchise release of the year and creating a capsule range to run alongside it for a major online retailer, it is clear a normal approach to the task is not going to work. Ex-stylist and one time assistant for Michael Kaplan, Trish Summerville, one of the fastest rising names in the industry, has purposely sought out what many costume designers shy away from: co-collaborations with new and established fashion designers and, in several cases, pulling clothes directly from the runway. Summerville is smart and savvy with a feel for contemporary trends, though by not designing and making key items for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire personally she may attract the scorn of her peers. But perhaps this is the new way for costume design, the future of the industry? While those around her fight to retain what they consider is the essence of their craft, »

- Christopher Laverty

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