Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CDG Adds to Busy Day of Guild Announcements

The Costume Designers Guild have unveiled their 2014 nominees in three categories, so let's get right into it with the most Oscar-correlative category, Excellence in a Period Film:

Period Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Canonero
The Imitation Game - Sammy Sheldon Differ
Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges
Selma - Ruth E. Carter
The Theory of Everything - Steven Noble
I can hear the groaning now, but I'll defend the nomination of Theory of Everything. I liked Noble's simple colour associations with the characters. For the win, however, I'd have a tough time deciding between Grand Budapest and Inherent Vice. The outfits in those two have so much personality!
Will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Should win: The Grand Budapest Hotel or Inherent Vice

Two more categories after the cut.

Fantasy Film
Guardians of the Galaxy - Alexandra Byrne
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - Kurt and Bart
Into the Woods - Colleen Atwood
Maleficent - Anna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive
Atwood probably has this guild award (and quite possibly the Oscar) walking away. Her work is terrific, as ever, but man is that Johnny Depp zoot suit a tough one to let slide.
Will win: Into the Woods
Should win: Into the Woods (sans Wolf)

Contemporary Film
Birdman - Albert Wolsky
Boyhood - Kari Perkins
Gone Girl - Trish Summerville
Interstellar - Mary Zophres
Wild - Melissa Bruning
I don't understand how Interstellar isn't considered fantasy, but the costumes themselves weren't all that fantastical, so I guess it makes sense... somewhat. Albert Wolsky's smart outfitting of Birdman's characters deserves to take this, but it'll probably win on the Birdman suit and the Birdman suit alone.
Will/should win: Birdman

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