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Win A Pass To The Advance Screening Of Olympus Has Fallen In St. Louis

When terrorists take down the White House (code name “Olympus”), a disgraced Secret Service agent attempts to rescue the president of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen, an electrifying and inspired action thriller from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

A small group of heavily armed, meticulously trained extremists launch a daring daylight ambush on the White House, overrunning the building and taking President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff hostage inside an impenetrable underground presidential bunker. As a pitched battle rages on the White House lawn, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joins the fray, and finds his way into the besieged building to do the job he has trained for all his life: to protect the president – at all costs.

Banning uses his extensive training and detailed knowledge of the presidential residence to become the eyes and ears of Acting President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and his key advisors.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt on challenges of Inception's story and action scenes

In Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Arthur, the right-hand man of Leonardo DiCaprio's corporate spy Dom Cobb as they infiltrate people's dreams.

The film is being relentlessly dissected online as viewers offer interpretations of its complex and sometimes ambiguous story.

And Gordon-Levitt now admits the story was a challenge for him too.

The 29-year-old, best known for starring alongside Zooey Deschanel in 2009's sleeper hit (500) Days Of Summer, explained: "Normally when you read a script, it's just so predictable that you know what's going to happen, and it doesn't take much thought to figure anything out.

"I enjoy a little provocation and something to think about. What's interesting is that, after seeing the final movie, so many of these ideas, when they're visually rendered just become visceral and much more emotional, that I had to go back and figure them out."

As well as the intricate storyline,
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"Crazy Heart," "The Young Victoria," Top 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Nominees and Winners

For The 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

(Winners were announced at the February 25, 2010 at the Awards Gala Event)

Excellence in Contemporary Film:

"(500) Days of Summer" . Hope Hanafin

"Brüno" . Jason Alper

"Crazy Heart" . Doug Hall *

"Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" . Marina Draghici

"Up in the Air" . Danny Glicker

Excellence in Period Film:

"Coco Before Chanel" . Catherine Leterrier

"Julie & Julia" . Ann Roth

"Nine" . Colleen Atwood

"Sherlock Holmes" . Jenny Beavan

"The Young Victoria" . Sandy Powell*

Excellence in Fantasy Film:

"Avatar" . Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah L. Scott

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" . Monique Prudhomme *

"Star Trek" . Michael Kaplan

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries:

"Georgia O'Keeffe" . Michael Dennison

"Grey Gardens" . Catherine Marie Thomas *

"Little Dorrit" . Barbara Kidd

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series:

"Big Love" . Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

"Glee" . Lou Eyrich *

"Dancing with the Stars" . Randall Christensen

"No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" . Jo Katsaras

"Ugly Betty" . Patricia Field

Outstanding Period
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Costume Designers Guild Award for Doctor Parnassus

Award winners from the Cdg are in for a celebratory weekend. Monique Prudhomme’s sensational costumes for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus won in the ‘Excellence in Fantasy Film’ category, once again leaving fellow nominee, and all round big hitter, Avatar, out in the cold.

Other recipients at the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards included Doug Hall for Crazy Heart in the ‘Contemporary’ section, eclipsing our prediction Marina Draghici for Precious, which is unfortunately off the Academy’s list on March 7th as well.

In television, Janie Bryant took the prize for her continually exciting work on Mad Men in ‘Period/Fantasy’. While ‘Mini-series’ saw Catherine Marie Thomas get the nod for Grey Gardens, an enthralling TV movie about the kooky aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. Lou Eyrich for Glee received the Contemporary award, which is a real result as the costume character representation on that show is so precise.
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'Victoria,' 'Crazy Heart' and 'Parnassus' Lead Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild (Cdg) weighed in with their winners last night awarding The Young Victoria (Sandy Powell) the award for Excellence in Period Film, Crazy Heart (Doug Hall) the award for Excellence in Contemporary Film and Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Monique Prudhomme) the award for Excellence in Fantasy Film.

Of the three winners, Young Victoria and Parnassus are also nominated for the Oscar in Best Costume Design along with Janet Patterson's work in Bright Star, Catherine Leterrier for Coco Before Chanel and Colleen Atwood for Nine. It should be mentioned that Coco Before Chanel and Nine were also nominated in the Cdg's Period Film category along with Young Victoria.

My current prediction to take home the Oscar is Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria whose work is prominently featured on the film's official site, which is where the sketch of Emily Blunt's costume
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Anna Paquin: Costume Designers Awards Cutie

She’s always up for a swanky evening, and last night (February 25) Anna Paquin was spotted at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Milling around backstage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the “True Blood” babe looked lovely in a multicolored minidress with black strappy heels.

The Costume Designers Guild Awards honored the hard-working people responsible for the amazing outfits of film and television.

The winners are as follows:

Contemporary Television Series - Lou Eyrich/"Glee"

Period/Fantasy Television Series - Janie Bryant/"Mad Men"

Made for Television Movie or Mini Series - Catherine Marie Thomas/"Grey Gardens."

Contemporary Film - Doug Hall/"Crazy Heart."

Period Film - Sandy Powell/"The Young Victorias"

Fantasy Film - Monique Prudhomme/"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

Commercials - Casey Storm/Milk: "Milkquarious"
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'Glee,' 'Mad Men' win Costume Designers Guild awards

Get gleeful for "Glee"! Those cute school and show choir outfits were honored Thursday night (Feb. 25) at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

"Glee's" Lou Eyrich won for her contemporary costume design for a TV series, while AMC's "Mad Men" designer Janie Bryant took home the prize for period/fantasy TV series costuming.

The remaining Cdg awards follow:

TV movie or miniseries

"Grey Gardens" - Marie Thomas

Contemporary costuming in film

"Crazy Heart" - Doug Hall

Period costuming in film

"The Young Victoria" - Sandy Powell

Fantasy costuming in film

"Doctor Parnassus" - Monique Prudhomme

Commerical costume design

"Milkquarious" - Casey Storm

In addition, five honorary awards were handed out to "The Young Victoria" star Emily Blunt, director Rob Marshall, Sandy Powell and Michael Travis for career achievement and Robert Turturice for being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Costume Designers Honor 'Young Victoria,' 'Crazy Heart,' 'Imaginarium'

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Costume Designers Honor 'Young Victoria,' 'Crazy Heart,' 'Imaginarium'
By Steve Pond

Two of the five Oscar nominees in the Costume Design category were honored Thursday night by the Costume Designers Guild, which voted its top awards to nominees “The Young Victoria” and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” as well as to “Crazy Heart,” which was passed over by Oscar voters.

The Cdg gives out three separate feature film awards: Excellence in Contemporary Film, Period Film and Fantasy Film.

Sandy Powell won in the period film category for “Young Victoria,” Doug Hall in the contemporary film category for “Crazy ...
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(Un)Lucky Star.

Jose here bringing you some more award news.

The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominees for 2009.

In what's becoming a ridiculous set of snubs, Jane Campion's Bright Star was once again ignored for much less remarkable achievements (odd considering how much the costumes are actual part of the movie's plot). After the egregious snub by the Cinematographers Guild it's been clear how much people have decided to just pretend the movie doesn't exist.

You didn't have to like the film to see how great the cinematography and costumes were, right?

Now on to the nominees,


Avatar (Mayes C. Rubeo, Deborah Lynn Scott) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Monique Prudhomme) Star Trek (Michael Kaplan)The fact the CGI loincloths from Avatar were nominated in this category is a reminder of how much people are dying to reward this film.


(500) Days of Summer (Hope Hanafin) Bruno (Jason Alper) Crazy Heart
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'Glee,' 'True Blood,' 'Mad Men' nominated by Costume Designers Guild

Is "Glee" star Lea Michele's youthful-geriatric look as Rachel Berry worthy of an award?

The Costume Designers Guild thinks it might be. The guild announced their nominees for their 12th annual awards, and "Glee" was among the nominated TV shows.

Other shows nominated for their contemporary costuming include "Big Love," "Dancing With the Stars," "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and "Ugly Betty."

The awards -- which honor contemporary, period and fantasy costume design in films, TV and commercials -- will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton.

The full list of nominees:

Excellence in Contemporary Film:

"(500) Days of Summer" - Hope Hanafin

"Bruno" - Jason Alper

"Crazy Heart" - Doug Hall

"Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" - Marina Draghici

"Up in the Air" - Danny Glicker

Excellence in Period Film:

"Coco Before Chanel" - Catherine Leterrier

"Julie & Julia" - Ann Roth

"Nine" -
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The film also stars Brian Gleason, Rick Dial, William Sterchi, Richard W. Gallegos, William Marquez, LeAnne Lynch, David Manzanares, J. Michael Oliva and Ryil Adamson from writer and director Scott Cooper. “Crazy Heart” is based on the novel by the same name from Thomas Cobb.

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