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2018 Emmy Nominations for Costume Design – Updated to Include Winners

12 Jul

Instant thoughts on the overall nominations include being thrilled for The Americans getting back into the Best Drama category, dancing with joy that Tatiana Maslany got a nom even though Orphan Black finished so long ago (she was incredible in that final season) and the Sandra Oh nod for Killing Eve. About half my wish list got recognized. The major ones missing out being the mini-series picks; I don’t understand how Kyle MacLachlan is not included. But, whatever TV Academy.

As is the TV Ate My Wardrobe tradition, here are some thoughts on the costume design nominees and snubs. Plus a full list of which shows/costume designers have been nominated. Categories are split into Contemporary, Period, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Variety/Nonfiction/Reality — this year they separated period and fantasy, which makes so much sense. And we already know which episodes have been submitted. Also let’s hope the This is Us team did their calculations this time (I’m pretty sure they did).

This is a very strong year for outerwear.
There is plenty to be thrilled about including Ane Crabtree for Handmaid’s Tale, previous winners Michele Clapton and Lou Eyrich getting recognized once again. First time shows such as Donna Zakowska for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Cynthia Summers for her first season on A Series of Unfortunate Events also jump out at me. And I am really happy to see Terry Dresbach get a nomination for the episode of Outlander that introduced Claire’s ‘Batsuit.’

Of course I wanted to see Katie Irish get recognized for the many disguises that have helped bring The Americans spy world to life. They aren’t flashy looks, which means they don’t necessarily stand out against some of the other period nominees. But this is extraordinary work, particularly as this season embraced the more overt ’80s styling that audiences were probably expecting early on. Timeless is a show that did a different decade (sometimes century) every week and Mari-An Ceo did an incredible job of not only crafting costumes for the principals actors, but also a host of background ones. This also gives me a good opportunity to say how sad I am that it got cancelled.

Below are the nominations.

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “The Man Who Would Be Vogue” – Lou Eyrich,
Allison Leach, Rebecca Guzzi, Nora Pedersen – Winner!
black-ish, “Juneteenth” – Michelle Cole, Delores Ybarra, Devon Patterson
Empire, “Slave To Memory” – Paolo Nieddu, Jennifer Salim, Steffany Bernstein-Pratt
Grace And Frankie, “The Expiration Date” – Allyson B. Fanger, Heather Pain, Lori DeLapp
This Is Us, “The Wedding” – Hala Bahmet, Elinor Bardach

Outstanding Period Costumes

The Alienist, “A Fruitful Partnership” – Michael Kaplan, Rudy Mance, Beáta Merkovits, Andrew Hunt
The Crown, “Dear Mrs. Kennedy” – Jane Petrie, Emily Newby, Basia Kuznar, Gaby Spanswick – Winner!
Genius: Picasso, “Chapter One” – Sonu Mishra, Eudald Magari, Balazs Labancz
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “The Disappointment Of The Dionne Quintuplets” – Donna Zakowska, Marina Reti, Ginnie Patton, Sheila Grover
Outlander, “Freedom & Whisky” – Terry Dresbach, Nadine Powell, Anna Lau

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

Fahrenheit 451 – Meghan Kasperlik, Renee Fontana, Cori Burchell
Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” – Michele Clapton, Alexander Fordham, Emma O’Loughlin, Kate O’Farrell – Winner!
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Seeds” – Ane Crabtree, Natalie Bronfman
A Series Of Unfortunate Events, The Vile Village: Part 1 – Cynthia Summers, Phoebe Parsons, Kelsey Chobotar
Westworld, “Akane No Mai” – Sharen Davis, Charlene Amateau, Jodie Stern, Sandy Kenyon

Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming

Dancing With The Stars, “Disney Night” (Costumes: Pro and celebrity dancers; dance troupe) –
Daniela Gschwendtner, Steven Lee, Polina Roytman, Candice Rainwater, Howard Sussman
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert – Paul Tazewell, Laaleh Mizani, Heather Lockard,
Rory Powers
RuPaul’s Drag Race, “10s Across The Board” (Costumes: RuPaul’s gowns) – Zaldy Goco – Winner! 
Saturday Night Live , Host: Natalie Portman – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian
Tracey Ullman’s Show, “Episode 1” – Helen Woolfenden, Emma Burnand, Claudia Bassi


For the full list of nominations head here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

11 Jul

Reactions to Emmy nominations, magazine editorials and cover stories are all part of this week’s edition of “Out of the Box” as the summer months continue to bring an eclectic mix to this column.

OITNBFor all the Emmy omissions that gave me rage face (The Americans, Tatiana Maslany, The Good Wife in the drama series category), I couldn’t stay mad for long thanks to the Orange is the New Black recognition with 12 nominations (and 5 of those across acting categories). The OITNB Twitter account posted this fun picture of the cast celebrating and while it is somewhat jarring to see actors in their working environment in regular attire, it is also a pleasure to see them like this.

Mindy KalingSadly not an Emmy nominee, instead Mindy Kaling looked incredible at 5.30 in the morning as one of the Emmy nomination announcers. Despite the early call time, Kaling doesn’t shy away from bold color and this red Escada dress is extra striking when paired with aqua blue pumps. I don’t think I’ve ever looked this good at this time in the morning.

Liv Tyler Violet GreyEmpire Records is the movie I watched on repeat in the summer of 1999 and I’m surprised this VHS didn’t end up an unplayable mess. Like a toddler with their favorite animated movie I couldn’t get enough and from that moment Liv Tyler earned super cool status points even if she fancied Rex Manning and couldn’t see the super hot cardigan wearing A.J. right in front of her. Anyway, I digress and what I’m trying to say is I’m so happy to see Liv Tyler on The Leftovers even if she is giving me all the hair envy. Tyler is also featured in the July issue of The Violet Files  on the beauty website Violet Grey and she is interviewed by fellow actress Eva Mendes. The outdoor shoot is really fun and has a somewhat 90s quality to it. I blame the blanket.

Lizzy CaplanLizzy Caplan looks very cool (even if she has the air of someone waiting to get picked up to go for lunch somewhere fancy) in a Victoria Beckham dress in the July issue of Vogue and this gives me the opportunity to a) cheer Caplan’s Emmy nomination and b) give another signal boost that Masters of Sex is back on Sunday.

Chris PrattChris Pratt’s Entertainment Weekly front cover is adorable and slightly silly, which is just the way I like to think of Pratt. This year has been pretty epic for Pratt what with The Lego MovieGuardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, which he is currently shooting. Not to mention Parks and Recreation and even though I know there’s a (CGI) raccoon in Guardians in my mind this is one of the many Pawnee raccoons that torment the residents of this town.

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