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Costume Designers Guild Nominates Two Sandy Powell Movies, ‘Empire’

Costume Designers Guild Nominates Two Sandy Powell Movies, 'Empire'

Much-lauded British costume designer Sandy Powell may take score two Oscar nominations on January 14, for both “Cinderella” and “Carol,” as she did from the Costume Designers Guild. (Cate Blanchett, who stars in both, will be on hand to accept the Guild’s spotlight award.) Powell has been nominated for 10 Oscars and won two, for period dramas “Shakespeare in Love” and “The Young Victoria.” Winners for both film and television will receive their awards on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Who will be Powell’s competition for the final Oscar five? The Academy tends to favor lavish period dramas like “Brooklyn,” “Crimson Peak,” and “The Danish Girl” over such mainstream fare as “The Martian,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and Jennifer Lawrence pictures “Joy” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.” But fantasy entry “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with all its elaborate detail, may be in the running. Notably missing, given the number of slots, is Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

On the TV side,“Empire” wound up in the contemporary TV series race with “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “House of Cards,” “Ray Donovan” and “Transparent.” And “The Knick,” “Mad Men,” “Masters of Sex,” “Outlander” and “Penny Dreadful” are vying for the period TV award.

In the fantasy TV category are “Game of Thrones,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “The Wiz Live!”

The nominees:

Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Beasts of No Nation” – Jenny Eagan
“Joy” – Michael Wilkinson
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” – Arianne Phillips
“The Martian” – Janty Yates
“Youth” – Carlo Poggioli 
Excellence in Period Film
“Brooklyn” – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
“Carol” – Sandy Powell
“Crimson Peak” – Kate Hawley
“The Danish Girl” – Paco Delgado
“Trumbo” – Daniel Orlandi
Excellence in Fantasy Film
“Cinderella” – Sandy Powell
“Ex Machina” – Sammy Sheldon Differ
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” – Kurt and Bart
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – Jenny Beavan
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Michael Kaplan
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
“American Horror Story: Hotel” – Lou Eyrich
“Empire, Season 1” – Rita McGhee
“House of Cards” – Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris
“Ray Donovan” – Christopher Lawrence
“Transparent” – Marie Schley
Outstanding Period Television Series
“The Knick” – Ellen Mirojnick
“Mad Men” – Janie Bryant, Tiffany White Stanton
“Masters of Sex” – Isis Mussenden
“Outlander” – Terry Dresbach
“Penny Dreadful” – Gabriella Pescucci
Outstanding Fantasy Television Series
“Game of Thrones” – Michele Clapton
“Once Upon a Time” – Eduardo Castro
“Sleepy Hollow, Season 2” – Kristin M. Burke, Mairi Chisholm
“Sleepy Hollow, Season 3” – Mairi Chisholm
“The Wiz Live!” – Paul Tazewell
Excellence in Short Form Design
“And So It Begins,” Old Spice Commercial – Mindy Le Brock
From the Makers of Happy & Merry, H&M Presents Katy Perry Commercial – B. Åkerlund
“The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth” – Dance Battle, Video Game, Kaboom/Warner Interactive Commercial – Soyon An
Kevin Spacey, E-Trade Commercial – Johanna Argan
“Most Interesting Man in the World Wins on Land, Sea & Air,” Dos Equis Commercial – Julie Vogel

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