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'Catching Fire,' 'Breaking Bad' among nominees for 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild has announced the nominees for the 16th annual CDG Awards, which celebrates the year’s best in film, television and commercial costume design.

Included on the list are several costume designers who are likely to receive Oscar nominations next week, including Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle), Patricia Norris (12 Years a Slave), Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby), and Trish Summerville (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

Among the nominees in the TV categories are Gabriella Pescucci (The Borgias) and Ellen Mirojnick (Behind the Candelabra), who both won costume design Emmys last September. During the ceremony, set for February 22 in L.A., Judd Apatow will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award and costume designer April Ferry will receive the 2014 Career Achievement Award.

See the full list of nominees after the jump. READ FULL STORY

The Mindy Project's Salvador Perez named president of the Costume Designers Guild

The Mindy Project costume designer Salvador Perez- has been elected President of the Costume Designers Guild, it was announced yesterday.

Perez — also known for his work on Castle, Veronica Mars, and the 2012’s Pitch Perfect —  has been a Guild member for 18 years, previously serving as the organization’s vice president and head of the member directory. He currently oversees the CDG’s website. Perez succeeds Mary Rose (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, T.J. Hooker) who was elected president in 2007.

“The way women wear and buy designer clothes now is so different from women in the ’50s and ’60s,” Perez, who designed Lindsay Lohan’s wardrobe for the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, told EW last year. “Elizabeth Taylor didn’t go to Vera Wang to have her wedding dress [for her marriage to Richard Burton] made, she went to her [favorite] film costume designer.”   READ FULL STORY

'SNL' costume designer talks quick changes and teases Melissa McCarthy's return


There was something funny about this year’s Costume Designer Guild Awards. Community star (and The Soup snarker) Joel McHale served as the night’s emcee; ace jokesters like Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudoloph presented statuettes; and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels was on hand to accept this year’s Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Of course, this comedic crowd was nothing new to Tom Broecker, who’s been outfitting SNL‘s stars and guest hosts for nearly two decades. The show’s lightning-fast pace makes his job unique — and uniquely stressful. “You’re having one actor playing multiple roles,” he told EW at the awards in L.A. “One time they’re a sixty-year-old one; one time they’re a twelve-year-old boy; one time they’re fat.”

And often, those costume shifts have to happen in about as much time as it takes to say “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Broecker recalled one particularly fraught quick change that came when SNL vet Alec Baldwin was hosting — “He literally left the monologue, took a step down…and he had to be in a different outfit as he opened the door” to a new set, the designer explained. “All of that had to happen as the cameras were moving into place.” He estimates that the entire change took just 20 seconds altogether.

Thankfully, Broecker had a little time to sit back and reminisce at the Guild Awards. When asked about the most memorable outfits he put together for the former SNL cast members who were in attendance, the designer cited both Kristen Wiig’s tiny-handed Dooneese and Amy Poehler’s trashy, one-legged Amber as favorites. The latter was especially challenging: “We tied her leg up and matched the fabric, but ultimately it was up to her and the director to shoot it in a way that you couldn’t see it,” Broecker said. “Every now and then, she would fall over and you’d see the back of her leg.” (Yeah, that happened more often than “every now and then.”)

He also gave EW a little scoop about what’s coming up on NBC’s sketch show. “Melissa McCarthy is coming back on,” he said, without giving a specific timetable. (Maybe she’ll return to host SNL‘s season finale, before The Heat opens in June?) “We loved her. I know her publicist, so we’ve started getting things ready.” Hope he can find some dresses that go well with ranch dressing.

Reporting by Lindzi Scharf

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'Lincoln,' 'Girls' costume designers among nominees for 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild has announced the nominees for the 15th annual CDG Awards, which celebrates the year’s best in film, television and commercial costume design.

Included on the list are all five of the costume designers nominated for Academy Awards — Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina); Paco Delgado (Les Misérables); Johanna Johnston (Lincoln); Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror) and Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntsman) — as well Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, winner of the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Costumes for a Series.

During the ceremony, set for February 19 in L.A., the LACOSTE Spotlight Award will be presented to Anne Hathaway, while Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award, and Honorary Career Achievement Awards will be presented to costume designers Judianna Makovsky (Reversal of Fortune, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Hunger Games) and Eduardo Castro (Miami Vice, Ugly Betty, Once Upon a Time).

Click through the gallery to see the Costume Designers Guild Awards nominees in the movie and TV categories.  READ FULL STORY

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