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  • Oscar nominations 2014: Costume design nods go to period pieces

    Oscar nominations 2014: Costume design nods go to period pieces
    The costume designers announced as nominees for a 2014 Academy Award in costume design Thursday all earned their nods working on period films. Michael Wilkinson for the late ‘70s set “American Hustle,” William Chang Suk Ping for “The Grandmaster,” (which begins in 1936), Catherine Martin for “The Great Gatsby,” (set in the Roaring 20s), Michael O’Connor for “The Invisible Woman” (about Charles Dickens’ mistress) and Patricia Norris for “12 Years a Slave” -- a movie based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup.
  • Letter from London: From a grim 'Lear' to the promise of 'Spirit'

    Letter from London: From a grim 'Lear' to the promise of 'Spirit'
    LONDON — The early months of a new year tend to be something of a frozen tundra for London theater — but 2014 has already seen some green shoots and the spring season looks set to be lush. That said, the best of the openings so far have been...

    'Invisible Woman' costume designer punctuates films with precise clothing

    Costume designer Michael O'Connor knows something about period costumes, having won an Oscar for his work on "The Duchess" (set in the 17th century) as well as having been nominated for the 19th century period film "Jane Eyre." His latest, "The...

    Movie award predictions in animated feature and craft categories

    Movie award predictions in animated feature and craft categories
    A handful of movies — "The Great Gatsby," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" — are poised to dominate the craft categories, while Disney's "Frozen" seems like the front-runner set to win animated feature and original song. Here's how the races...

    Duchess of Cambridge's hair goes casual at 'Mandela' movie premiere

    The Duchess of Cambridge has been changing things up a bit recently,  but jaws dropped in some quarters when she attended the British premiere of  the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on Thursday. It wasn't the elegant Rouland Mouret gown she was...