Here is a list of the 2012 Emmy nominated costume designers and hair stylists and makeup teams with some commentary. Because just mentioning them isn’t enough in my book.
If you’re on the list, reach out to us for interview opportunities! (I don’t watch a few of these shows so I cannot comment on them all.)
COSTUMES FOR A SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire,” John Dunn, Lisa Padovani & Maria Zamansky
“The Borgias,” Gabriella Pescucci & Uliva Pizzetti
“Downton Abbey,” Susannah Buxton – The amount of times I’ve covered Downton Abbey style and jewelry here and on ShesSmart.com and RingOBlog.com should tell you how much I love what Susannah Buxton has done.
WINNER “Game of Thrones,” Michele Clapton, Alexander Fordham & Chloe Aubry – So well done.
“Once Upon a Time,” Eduardo Castro & Monique McRae – No matter when I sometimes worry certain things about the show might b e going in the wrong direction (which is rare) I am always blown away by the clothing. I love the modern day stuff like Emma’s red jacket and swan jewelry just as much as I love the elaborate ball gowns on Cinderella and Snow White. Taking over fairy tales and re-doing these items is a tough task. And they do it so well.
COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
“American Horror Story,” Chrisi Karvonides & Conan Castro
WINNER “Great Expectations,” Annie Symons & Yvonne Duckett – Yeees! Google the images!
“Hatfields & McCoys,” Karri Hutchinson & Adina Bucur
“Hemingway & Gellhorn,” Ruth Myers & William McPhail
“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia,” Sarah Arthur & Ceri Walford – Sherlock needs more love from the public at large! It has such a great style to it.
“Treasure Island,” Lorna Marie Mugan & Rhona McGuirke
HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire,” Francesca Paris & Christine Cantrell
“The Borgias,” Stefano Ceccarelli, Tahira Herold, Claudia Catini & Sevlene Roddy
WINNER “Downton Abbey,” Anne “Nosh” Oldham & Christine Greenwood – Well, okay, yes. I’m pretty glad they won.
“Game of Thrones,” Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks, Rosalia Culora & Gary Machin – Love the hair on GOT.
“Mad Men,” Theraesa Rivers, Lucia Mace, Arturo Rojas, Maria Sandoval, David Blair – They do amazing work!
HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
“Dancing with the Stars,” Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Jennifer Guerrero-Mazursky, Rachel Dowling, Cynthia Romo & Sean Smith
WINNER “Saturday Night Live,” Bettie O. Rogers, Jodi Mancuso, Inga Thrasher, Jennifer Stauffer, Cara Hannah Sullivan & Christal Schanes
“Victorious,” Cyndra C. Dunn Keitel, Monica Lisa Sabedra, Terrie Velazquez Owen & Shawn Finch
“The Voice,” Shawn Finch, Jerilynn Stephens, Cindy Costello, Cheryl Marks, Renee Dipinto Ferruggia & Samantha Wen
HAIRSTYLING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
WINNER “American Horror Story,” Monte C. Haught, Samantha Wade, Melanie Verkins, Natalie Driscoll & Michelle Ceglia
“Hatfields & McCoys,” Girorgio Gregorini, Peter Nicastro & Gabriele Gregorini
“Hemingway & Gellhorn,” Yvette Rivas & Frances Mathias
MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
“Boardwalk Empire,” Michele Paris, Mary Aaron & Steven Lawrence
WINNER “Game of Thrones,” Paul Engelen & Melissa Lackersteen – Doing the “no makeup” look has never been so hard!
“Glee,” Kelley Mitchell, Jennifer Greenberg, Melissa Buell, Tym Shutchai Buacharern, Paula Jane Hamilton & Darla Albright – They’ve gotta mix it up a lot, I respect them tons.
“Mad Men,” Lana Horochowski, Ron Pipes, Ken Niederbaumer & Keith Sayer – So period specific, they do such a good job!
“The Middle,” Tyson Fountaine, Heather Cummings, Michelle Daurio, Tifanie White, Brian Kinney & Elizabeth Dahl
MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
WINNER “Dancing With the Stars,” Zena Shteysel, Angela Moos, Patti Ramsey Bortoli, Barbara Fonte, Sarah Woolf & Nadege Shoenfeld
“Hot in Cleveland,” Lori Benson, Lisa Ashley & Deborah Huss Humphries
“How I Met Your Mother,” Jennifer Turchi Nigh, Megan Moore Grimes & Kevin Haney
“Saturday Night Live,” Louie Zakarian, Josh Turi, Amy Tagliamonti, Daniela Zivkovic & Tom Denier Jr.
“Victorious,” Michael Johnston, Patti Brand-Reese, Melanie Mills, Nadege Schoenfeld & Lusine Galadjian
MAKEUP FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
“American Horror Story,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight & D. Garen Tolkin
WINNER “Hatfields & McCoys,” Mario Michisanti & Francesca Tampieri
“Hemingway & Gellhorn,” Gretchen Davis, Kyra Panchenko & Paul Pattison
PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
“American Horror Story,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Hiroshi Yada, Michael Mekash, Christopher Nelson, Kim Ayers, Christien Tinsley & Jason Hamer
“Boardwalk Empire,” Michele Paris, Craig Lindberg, Jeremy Selenfriend, Mike Marino, David Presto & Michael Fontaine
“Game of Thrones,” Paul Engelen, Conor O’Sullivan & Rob Trenton – I bet they could make me look like a dragon.
“Once Upon a Time,” Toby Lindala & Sarah Graham – A simply amazing team.
WINNER “The Walking Dead,” Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber, Andy Schoneberg, Kevin Wasner, Gino Crognale & Carey Jonse – I’m glad they won, because those zombies are scary. Seriously, I get scared. It’s embarrassing.
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