Cinematography and Costume Guild Nominees

Two more guilds announced today, with the American Society of Cinematographers going first. The ASC is a very exclusive group and overlap with the Academy cinematography branch is huge, so frankly this may be your Oscar five as well:

ASC nominees

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

At least Mr. Turner didn't miss here- the cinematography was its most luscious aspect. And the fact that Imitation Game made it into even this group really shows how strong it is across the board with the industry. Meanwhile, the Costume Designers Guild also spoke up.

2014 CDG Nominations

Contemporary Film

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Gone Girl
  • Interstellar
  • Wild

Fantasy Film

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent

Period Film

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Inherent Vice
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything

Well, apparently the CDG was the only guild that saw Selma, or they just assumed the 1960's costumes must be good enough to get it. Based on this, and knowing the Academy loves period film, my guess would be that the five Oscar nominees are Budapest, Into the Woods, Imitation Game, Maleficent and Mr. Turner. I don't why Turner is missing from this list, but it has the kinds of costumes the Oscars love, so I fully expect it will get in there.